Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Busy Birthday !

Got home late from Biloxi. Good to get away and not have to run around doing stuff, but having to worry about the boys was tough. Michael had rides to school in the morning from his Uncle and Heather picked him up each day! A great relief to have someone home to help out! It took a lot of pressure off my shoulders for sure.

Saturday was my 48'th birthday. I've not been one to celebrate birthdays in the past and especially the last couple of years. This year I have to say was one of the best that I can remember in a long time. Heather bought me a few wonderful presents and she and I went to my good friend Danny's 50th surprise birthday party. I didn't feel so old after I went to his party!!!

I bought her tickets to the John Mayer concert for Christmas. Saturday she and I went. Before the concert she took me out to dinner to Old Ebbits Grill right by the White House in DC. Great dinner and we had a wonderful chat during it as well. After the dinner we went to the concert. Michael Franti and Spearhead was the opening act. They were great. Very energetic and he doesn't wear shoes!

After that John Mayer came out and put on one of the best concert shows I've seen. I've seen a lot that is for sure and this just caught me by surprise. The verizon center was sold out and we had great seats. It was a great birthday present for sure. One I won't forget.

This week Alex's lacrosse team is preparing for their opening game at McDaniel in Westminster, MD. Here is a great preseason writeup about them. Alex is one of the 3 team captains this year and after starting each game last year she should be doing the same this year as well. This year brings about 13 seniors back. These are girls from a huge recruiting class that her 1st coach brought in. Should be a great season!

Mike also has started his lax season at St. Johns. Lot's of practice so far and that's a good thing!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Out of town in Biloxi, MS

Well after 80" of snow this season I was ready to get out. The boys have been out of school since February 5th!!! We have been buried and have about 40" on the ground. It's not melting at all and the kids cannot get to school.

Finally today Michael went to St. Johns and Tyler goes in tomorrow, albeit 2 hours later.

I am currently in Biloxi, Mississippi. I get to add another state to those that I've visited. Very pretty down here but they were wiped off the map by Katrina before. The hotel I am in, the Beau Rivage, was totally wiped out, as was the new Hard Rock hotel next door. Both are open and doing well. I'm here for a small trade show and hoping to drum up some business.

Getting here is not the hard part. The hardest part is not being at home to make sure that the boys are where they need to be when they need to be! I had to find rides for Michael to school from his Uncle Ken who works right down the street from St. Johns. My girlfriend Heather was able to pick him up each day and bring him home. This was made even trickier as he now stays late for Lacrosse practice! She has been a great help to me in situations like this and has made this trip so much easier to make than the ones I've done in the past. Our good friends on our street are also looking out for them too, but this time the boys stepped up and stayed at home for 2 nights alone. Not a big deal but definitely something we had to work out.

Alex's first lacrosse game of the season is coming up on Feb 27'th at McDaniel College in Westminster. For those interested the game starts at 1pm. There will be a tailgate afterwards for the girls and if you would like to participate then just say so and bring a dish for the girls and dig in with them! Alex is one of the Captains this year and it is looking like an exciting season for the 12 graduating seniors this year. After their game they are headed to Harrisburg and fly out to Dallas for their spring break. They play 3 games in Texas along with some fun time I'm sure.

Busy week this week for sure with all the travel. This Friday is my birthday, and Saturday Heather and I are going to the John Mayer concert in DC. I bought her tickets for Christmas and she's taking me out to dinner for my birthday beforehand. Should be a good time!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Blizzard of 2010

Oh my! We got hammered on Saturday with almost 30" of snow!!!! It started Friday night and just kept coming until late Saturday afternoon! We were trapped in the house for the entire day. Snow plows didn't show up until Late Saturday night!

Lots of shoveling and lots of shoveling!!!

Here's some pics but there are more on our Picasa page.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lycoming Lax gears up

Alex's lacrosse team voted her to be one of the team captains this year! A very nice honor for her. Here is a picture of her new uniform too! Go 25...