Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 1 and 2 of our Vacation

Our flight left StL at 6:30am so it was an early wake up for us.  We landed in Ft Lauderdale, FL at 12:30pm and then had an hour drive to our hotel in Jupiter, FL.  We traveled on Ash Wednesday so after we checked into the hotel we went to church.  After church we went to have dinner at a seafood place that was on the water.  The restaurant was terrible but the view was amazing.  The dining area looked out over the water and we could see the lighthouse.  After we finished our meal we walked out on the dock and looked around.



After dinner we went back to the hotel and crashed because we had all been up since 3:30am!

The next day we got up early and went to the stadium.  The Cardinals were playing an away game so we wanted to watch the players that didn’t travel with the team practice.  There were a few pitchers and minor league players at practice.  Albert Puljos didn’t travel to the game and was at the stadium, we could hear him taking batting practice in the batting cages but he never came out to the practice fields.  Oh, and we saw him get into his truck and leave the stadium. ;)

We stayed at practice for a few hours and then decided to take the kids to the Playmobil Fun Park that Caroline had been dying to go to.  She LOVES Playmobil and was so excited to get to go to the fun park.


They basically had every Playmobil toy known to man set up on small tables and the kids were able to go and play with whatever they wanted.  Caroline was in Playmobil heaven, literally.


William enjoyed himself too.  He was drawn to the trucks, airplanes and helicopters. 


As we were leaving we let the kids pick out something in the store.  Caroline had been saving her money and was able to get a few pieces that she had been eyeing in the catalog that she wanted as well as a Fun Park “Exclusive” set that she was pretty excited about.  William picked out a helicopter that he likes to play with.

The rest of the day we spent lounging around the hotel room and at the shopping mall looking for sunglasses.  I broke my sunglasses before we left and Josh forgot his at home.  Who goes to Florida without sunglasses…we do!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Why have I been MIA?

I have no excuse.  Really, I don’t.  But I will tell you about some of the stuff that we have been doing…

We went to the Dells for the RTS Midwest Reunion.  I am sad to say that I didn’t even take my camera out of the bag the entire weekend (so not like me).  But here are some pictures that I stole from my wonderful friends on Facebook.

William with his peeps, Addie, Alex and Sheridan.

kids at dells

The whole group…

large group at dells

We had a great time as usual and are looking forward to next year!

We also went to Florida!  We took in a little Cardinals Spring Training and had a blast!!

And they let us on the field at Roger Dean Stadium!!


I will do an entire post on our vacation…there are just too many awesome pictures that I must share with you all!

I have also been pretty busy growing a baby! Ha!  I am 25 weeks, due July 10th and we do not know if it is a boy or a girl.  But we did have an ultrasound that confirmed that it is not a puppy dog!  Ha!!  You can get a peek of the baby belly in this picture of me with my Mom (in yellow) and two sisters Leslie (in purple) and Marcea (in blue).

Mom and Sisters

I am feeling well and baby Pillers is doing great. 

We also celebrated my Grammy Abell’s birthday!  I will not tell her age because that would be rude right??  She said that she wanted a party and by golly that is just what she got!  The party was great and everyone had a wonderful time.  My Grammy loves to dance so there was a band that kept everyone two stepping the evening away!  William had a blast dancing!



(this is the face that William gives when he sees the camera now…CHEESE!!!)


So that is that.  The 411 on where the heck I have been.  I will return again soon my friends!