Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin or Tina Fey

So, thoughts...does she look like Tina Fey to anyone else?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

13 Days

It has been 13 days since I've had a soda of any kind. Diet, soda! I decided on the last day of our vacation to stop drinking them and thought it would be harder than it actually is. Yesterday afternoon John and I decided to pop some popcorn (on the Stir Crazy of course) and he was enjoying a Diet Dr Pepper with his and at first I almost craved one (soda and popcorn go hand in hand) but got some water and was fine!
The positive to this besides not drinking any carbonated beverages...I've been drinking a TON of water!
And on a gross I was Googling an image of Diet Coke I saw this...

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Calling all you Jason lovers out there...

Single dad Jason from The Bachelorette is going to be the next Bachelor!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bumper Sticker

This pretty much sums it up therefore it deserves its own post.
We saw this driving back from Niagara Falls.

New York Vacation Part II: Toronto & Niagara

Disclaimer: I crammed a TON of pictures into this post so thanks in advance for making it through all of them!

Our second day of vacation we traveled about 2 hours in the purkle bug to Toronto and spent the entire day there. Toronto is much like New York City only much cleaner! We had a blast touring the city and finishing the day off with a nice dinner at the top of CN Tower at a revolving restaurant called 360. On our way home we stopped at Niagara so we could see the falls at night. What a great idea! The next day we went back to Niagara and spent the whole day there. We started on the American side, did the observation deck, Maid of the Mist, and walked up the side of the falls. Then we ventured over to the Canadian side so we could see Horseshoe Falls.

On the way!

One of the many pictures I took from the car
After stopping at the Fairmont for directions, St. Lawrence Market was our first stop.

They had the biggest shrimp I have ever seen! At the market we bought smoked salt, and black truffle salt...soooo good!

Beautiful park in downtown Toronto.

While we were there the Toronto Blue Jays were playing the Oakland A's here.

John in line getting some of the best fresh squeezed lemonade!

CN Tower where we had dinner.

We had dinner way up there!

Flags, obviously...

Canadian bear, eh?

Ok, so at the top of CN Tower they had a glass was a little scary!

Every 30 minutes of revolving in the restaurant, this little fish would be on the window. He's cute.

Us at dinner.

On the way back seeing Niagara at night...

There are no words...

The next day...
Us on the American side.
The American falls are on the left, Horseshoe falls are what you see in the back.
Hubby "falling" over...
The observation deck People exploring the falls and the caves behind them...
What we did...
Us in our super cool, "free" souvenirs that we didn't keep.
This isn't our boat but you can imagine that's what we looked like on our boat!
So he thought he had a brilliant idea of tying his super cool, "free" souvenir at the bottom to keep his pants dry. Look at the next picture to see what happened...
It didn't really work...
Makes you feel kind of powerless, well a lot powerless.

That is a lot of mist!

Where the metal meets the cement...that's where we were standing the night before.

From the Canadian side...Horseshoe Falls
These are the lights that make the falls look like a rainbow at night.
Tons of people looking at God's goodness.
No significance, just thought it was pretty.
Saw this driving home...of course we had to take a picture. And funny enough, this was very close to Niagara...20 minutes back in Lockport there is another John St.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

John Daker

This is the first time my husband has asked me to put something on "our" blog. So here's what he wanted everyone to see...

New York Vacation Part I: Lockport

"Vacation all I ever wanted, vacation had to get away!!"

And that's exactly what we did! It had been a very stressful few weeks for John in July so our vacation was much needed. Tuesday evening we got home from our vacation to upstate New York and it was such a relaxing week. Plus, while we were there we got to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. (Love you babe!) We stayed with some of our friends, the Chapmans. The summer after John's freshman year at Baylor he did an internship at First Baptist Carrollton and lived with the Chapmans for that summer. (The weekend of our wedding they moved to New York.) We had a wonderful time visiting with them, touring the cities and towns, and of course Niagara Falls and Canada! Here is Part I of my Vacation posts. I did not originally intend on several posts, but we have well over 500 pictures so Part I is of Lockport, the town the Chapmans live and where we stayed. Enjoy these pictures (FYI...I label pictures above the picture, that way you know what you are about to see.)
The Chapman's beautiful home that was built in 1852!
The Carriage House.
Their pool house/our house! This was built about 50 years after the big house.
Our car while we were there. They call it the "Purkle Bug"! The "Tree Lane" on their property. Where the carriages used to drive out! The oh-so-comfy hammock where we spent some time in the evenings!
The squirell that stole an apple from their apple tree.
This tractor thing (I have no idea what it is called!!) they have on their property.
I think John was telling me how much he 'needs' one!
Of course I had to try it out!
A very cool diner where we had lunch one day.
Beautiful historic house in Lockport.

Red brick road lined with it!
The "Upside-Down Bridge"
One of the locks of Lockport (they have 5 and call them the Flight of Five).
A funny Italian "caffe"
They have an old Episcopal church in Lockport that has stained glass windows done by Tiffany himself!
Here is his signature.
A street sign in Lockport.Lockport sits right on the Erie Canal.
The Erie Canal.
Stay tuned for posts on Toronto, Niagara Falls, and other adventures!
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