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We love to take pictures, and love to share them. 


We went on a great adventure to West Virginia, in February 2006.   Here are just a couple of the pictures.  We'll load more soon!

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Take me home country roads.

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Wow!  Snow is awesome!

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It's an open-faced Papa sandwich!


Fun in the Sun

We had the chance to escape for a few days to Miami and the Florida Keys in June.  It was our first trip to both places, and our first trip by train!  We took over 200 photos; here are some of our favorites.  They're shown as thumbnails here to facilitate loading; click on them to see them larger.

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Arriving at the train station 

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Boarding the train 

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Breakfast at the rental house 

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Pool time at the house 

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Dolphin show at "Theater of the Sea" in Islamadora 

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Gabriella and Anna volunteer to pet the dolphins 

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Nature walk at Theater of the Sea 

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Feeding the fish at Theater of the Sea 

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Gabe snorkeling at Bahia Honda State Park

Can you believe the color of that ocean? 

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Sandcastle construction project 

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The three (awake) girls at the southernmost point of the continental U.S. (Key West)

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Sunset in Marathon Key.  We saw this and just had to pull over to the side of the road and take a picture of it.

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 Rachel showing off her "Red Racoon" sunburn 

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The girls at South Beach (Miami) 

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Gabe and the girls across the street from the Art Deco district in South Beach 

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Rachel flying 

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Gabriella in front of the Cape Florida lighthouse 

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Goodbye from Abby! 


Same Baby, Different Day

I was busy this week painting a couple of rooms in the house.  Rachel was busy, too.  This is what happened in a 15-minute span of time:  she took Princess' food dish and scattered it all over the theatre, she poured chocolate syrup on herself, she got hit in the head with a brush full of paint (when Mama saw the chocolate syrup all over her), she dumped an entire box of cake flour out (which stuck to the aforementioned chocolate syrup), emptied a jar of popcorn and a packet of black cherry Kool-Aid, smashed up two Pop-Tarts, and then fed them to the dog.  

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An unbelievable chain of events?  You'd think so, until you looked back at the photo below taken just over a year ago.   


"Honest!  I just found it like this!" seems to be what Rachel is saying in this March 2004 photo.  Looking at this picture, it's no wonder we often call her "baby-zilla."  She decided she was hungry and then proceeded to tear apart the pantry until she came upon just what she wanted -- graham sticks.

Laura asked Gabe to hold Rachel a minute.  This is what happened.  This is what usually happens.  (March 2004)

This is a picture of the girls and Alice at the Florida Aquarium in June 2002.  It was an impromptu trip with Gabe's best friend from high school, his wife, and their beautiful new daughter.  Joe and Bebe live in New Jersey, but were in Tampa for a conference.  We got a chance to spend a day with them (and the fish).

Here are our three princesses -- playing in mud puddles in March 2002.  I don't know if the stains ever came out.  Ah!  To be a child!

It was the last day of the Walt Disney World Cast Celebration, in November 2001.  Laura had puttered around the house all day when Gabe called and said, "Let's go do this!"  We were out of the house in 15 minutes and our way to the Disney-MGM Studios.  Despite its impromptu nature, we had a marvelous time -- seeing the lights at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, catching snowflakes on New York Avenue, and eating dinner at the Sci-Fi Theatre.  We went back twice more during the Christmas season and did it all over again.  It was so much fun we're going to catch it every year!



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