Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Monster Truck Show

This weekend Rusty and I went to the Monster Truck Show at the Citrus Bowl. This is something we used to do every year when we first started dating but have missed the last several years! When we first went I remember thinking that even though it was a redneck-fest it was so much FUN!

It was pretty adventurous because not only did we get nosebleed seats, it rained on and off all night! We were covered with big winter jackets and towels and actually managed to stay pretty dry!

In the picture below were Rusty and my favorite trucks. The one on the lower left is Monster Mutt, complete with tail, ears and even a tongue that went in and out of his mouth when he was driving around! My favorite is lower right, El Toro Loco...complete with horns! All in all we had a great time!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Alexander Springs Camping Adventure

Mike, Michelle and Rachel joined Rusty and I for another camping trip to Alexander. We did a lot of relaxing Saturday morning and afternoon. We even set up a croquet course! Later on we went on a hike and were chased back to our site when rain threatened. Little did we know it was a huge cold front with tornado warnings associated with it!! We hunkered down and the storm blew through leaving 40 degree weather Sunday morning! Such fun...!

Friday, January 11, 2008

New Years!

On New Years Eve Rusty and I celebrated the new year with our closest friends. We were joined by Grant, Kara and Rachel. I worked that day and sadly was dozing off around 11:45. What a party animal!

Here's to another year of health and happiness! Hello 2008!


Here's Rusty doing the lights on our Christmas tree!

Rusty and I enjoyed a nice Christmas Eve and Day with family this year. As it happened, my preceptors at work had the holdiays year I won't be so lucky to have Thanksgiving and Christmas off in the same year.

Christmas Eve we spent time with both families, having lunch with my mom, grandma and siblings, including Robert home from a second tour in Iraq! Then we went to Rusty's grandparents who were in town for the holidays, for dinner. Talk about eating.... That evening Rusty and I opened our gifts to each other, a nice quiet end to our busy day.

Here's my family Christmas morning!

Christmas Day we slept in, went to my Mom's to open gifts, then to Rusty's parents then to the Grandparents for an early dinner (and more gifts!). We were also pleased to meet Rusty's parents new addition to the family, Webster. He is the cutest puppy!

Here's Rusty with Webster!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Reindeer Run and camping at Ft. DeSoto!

Here we all are watching the sunset (minus Paige, our photographer!)

On the weekend of December 8th we went camping at Fort DeSoto in St. Petersburgh. This is the weekend of the Reindeer Run at the St. Pete Times Forum that we did last year. Rusty and I were joined by Grant, Paige and Savanah.

Friday we arrived and set up after sunset. We turned in early since we had to get up at 6am to run the 5K! Paige smoked us all, as usual with about a 27 minute run. Savanah finished second and Grant made amazing time at 35 minutes, a 10 minute improvement from last year! Rusty and I finished together around the 40 minute mark! Phew...we've got some work to do for next year!

Then we came back to camp and took showers and napped in the grass for hours (at least I did!) Paige was soo bored! Savanah was able to stay for the marshmellow roast but had to leave EARLY Sunday morning for a flight to Austin to check out her new place for the Americore next year! So excited for her!

Sunday we packed up to go home after an amazing weekend!