Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Graduation Time

There were a lot of graduations around us this year. Chris had a few cousins graduating both college and high school. My pseudo-sis Megan finished as UCF and my brother John recived his BA from FSU in Tallahassee.

Megan walked and we had a nice dinner to celebrate. John didn't want to walk but we wanted to celebrate with him. John chose a small family vacation. Mom found a vacation rental in Hudson, FL which is about 20 minutes from Tarpon Springs, FL which has a high Greek population, sponges, Greek food etc. (for perspective, Tarpon Springs is about 45 min north of Tampa).

Tarpon Springs wound up being really touristy and cheezy, but we did find some good food. The house was sweet, it came with a hot tub, paddle boat, fishing poles, a golf cart and more. It was relaxing.

The last night there we had a little family style graduation ceremony for John, awarded him sashes for his accomplishments etc.

Pictures are up on Flickr - here.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Prius Commercial

Now that we have a DVR I don't really watch many commercials, but one was so intriguing, even when fast forwarding over it, that I actually went back to watch it. I have to say this is one of my all time favorite commercials, it even beats out the baby who talk about trading stocks. The beauty of it is that it's beautiful, has a great message and that the two actually intertwine so much that you remember it.

I was so intrigued that I went on a quest to find out how the commercial was made and I found which had a link to this which I think is worth watching:

So, forgive me if I seem like an over-excited tool of a consumer, but I want to go test drive a Prius now :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Back in Town

We all made it back from our trip, though some later than others :) - all the details are on our travel blog here.

I was able to get all of the pictures up on my Flickr, you should check them out. There are also videos on YouTube here.

While there are lots of pictures of the cities and sites, I also enjoy taking candid shots of people while we travel and since kids do the darndest are my favorites:

Private Flight

Are you still there?
He's still at the age where as long as he can't see you, you can't see him.

Dancing in the Rain