Sunday, March 27, 2011

Park Perfect Day

Earlier this week Jacob and I went to Centennial Park with our dear friends Jenny and Addy. The day was perfect....overcast and warm enough for sandals. We had such a lovely time and the kiddos were too cute. Of course, Jen and I couldn't resist taking lots of pictures. Upon arrival we went to the flower garden. The tulips were in full bloom and BEAUTIFUL. The pic above shows Jacob and Addy sniffing the flowers.
Mmmm...they smell so pretty J really getting his nose down in there

playing under the bridge
aren't these flowers just stunning!?!

miss priss
these two were so cute walking next to each other and

carrying on little conversations
oh boy, we had a blast feeding the ducks

checking out the Parthenon
he was having so much fun
i love that they both have their sippy cups in hand

J is talking to Sid about something
you can't go to the park and not have a picnic

i tried to get them to look, but they were too into the food

Centennial Park also has a great playground. After lunch we went and let the kids slide and swing. On the way to our cars we had to stop and take a look at the giant choo-choo trains.

J kept saying, "it so big"
who doesn't love throwing rocks?

I can't wait for more Spring days!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sun, Desert, and A Little Basketball

We had such a wonderful time on our trip to Tucson...even though the Bruins didn't win :(. Here's some pics:
getting off the plane in AZ
charter flights are TOTALLY the way to travel
outside our hotel and ready for a day of sightseeing
A group of us went to Sobano Canyon
We took an open air tram to the valley and it was really neat
Mom and BDub
I was just hoping I didn't see any rattlesnakes, scorpions, or tarantulas

one of the stops on the tour
this was the highlight of our trip
we ate there 3 times :)
Wednesday afternoon we went to the arena to watch the shoot around.
the campus was very pretty
I wasn't expecting the catci to be so HUGE
warming up
they were pumped up
We had Thursday morning to hang out so we went to the Desert Museum. It was their version of a zoo I guess....trails mapped out in the middle of the desert. I was even more nervous about seeing certain critters out here for sure. Luckily, the only ones we saw were in cages.
fab four
this is my sister's boyfriend Michael, but we call him Bean
we were really excited to get to spend some time with him. he's great!!
it was so pretty out there
they had this cool little cave that we walked around
nice little break from the sun
sweet little mountain lion
he looked just like Samson, except with bigger paws
cute little wolf

view from the front of the park
Thursday afternoon = gametime
We had a big pep rally/send off for the team in the courtyard of the hotel. The band and cheerleaders performed. All our fans were there and it was a great way to get ready for the game.
us with Bruiser
mom and Mrs. Margaret
these two are something else together
Let's Go Belmont
waiting to go into the arena

minutes before tip-off

our guys played so hard
i couldn't be more proud
we'll get 'em next year boys
boarding our plane at 12:45 am
i haven't pulled an all-nighter in a looooong time :)
So long Arizona. I had a blast, but the view I have from home is way better.......
oh, i missed these two so very much

Sunday, March 13, 2011

We're Going Dancin' Tucson

We are going with the Belmont Bruins to the 1st round of the NCAA tournament. We'll be playing #4 seeded Wisconsin. It's going to be a tough game, but our guys are ready and we are so excited!!

Belmont hosted a pairings party today to find out where we were going....

Cheerleaders and the band getting the crowd pumped up
introducing the team
Mr. Cutie-pa-tootie waiting for the results
CBS was there so we were on national tv
We're going to Tucson, AZ
B-E-L-M-O-N-T. Belmont. Belmont. GOOOOOOOO Belmont.