Sunday, July 26, 2009

Anniversary Pictures

Here are just a few pictures from our night out at Strip a couple of weeks ago. We had a great time celebrating the end of our 2 years of marriage, and we celebrated the beginning of our 3rd year in San Juan, PR. Pictures of our trip coming soon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Do you know what today is...?





Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fireworks...gone wrong...very wrong


Beautiful streams of colorful lights that brighten the vast, dark sky on the day of our Independence...
when done properly.

I now understand why my mom never let us light our own fireworks. "You'll blow your fingers off," she would say. "What if they explode backwards?" she would rhetorically ask. I guess me & my "adult" self, my husband "the expert," and a few willing neighbors just had to see what the hoop-lah was all about tonight. Here it goes...

Beautiful, aren't they?

The men, taking control, doing their "man" thing...

Don't they look like they know what they're doing?!

Yes, that would be the gutter along the side of our house. I knew it didn't look right when the rocket fell to a horizontal position...aimed right at our open garage & vehicles. Nice.

"Firetrucks?!" you ask. Who would have known that the rockets had parachuting men that floated down after explosion? Once deployed, we notice the faint flicker of various embers on the top of a neighbor's roof. Nice.

Did I mention the sirens...from the four trucks...and their spotlights? I guess College Park Fire Department had nothing else going on tonight...why not send the whole squad?!

Needless to say, it was quite the experience. I'm look forward to next year! Happy 4th!

Happy Fourth of July

from The Strattons

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Damn Yankees

Shawn and I watched the Yanks vs Braves game last Thursday night. It was a great series, and while the Braves held their own the first night, the ended up losing the next two. The Yanks are a great team with some very loud, dedicated much so that we were outnumbered! We had so much fun trashin' them a "fun" way. Win or lose, Turner Field & the Braves have offered us lots of fun, many memories, and best of all great baseball. Our next game will be when they take on the Sox this weekend. Go Braves!

Turner Field
Pitchers Soriano and Acosta

Atlanta Braves warm up

Yunel Escobar; pre-game warm up


Shawn made the Jumbo-tron. He was asked a multiple choice question for a prize. He picked 'C' but the answer was 'B'. I guess his charm worked on the Braves' girls because they gave him the prize anyways: Braves gift bag & a gift card to Dantanna's restaurant.

Home Depot tool race

The heat was getting to Shawn I think.

Intense watching batting practice.

Yummie hot dogs.

Refreshing Coca-Cola on a very hot night.

Go Braves!

Friday, June 26, 2009

We're Connected!

Connected?! you say. Sad, I know, but this is the first time (as of 30 minutes ago) that Shawn and I have had Internet (wireless, at that) and a new laptop in the house since we've known each other. How do you live?! people ask. Well, quite easily, but it was simply necessary to get Internet at the house since I'll be starting my Master's Degree in Education this September. Hopefully this won't be the beginning of a very horrible addiction. Television was, so hopefully I can find self-control with the whole Internet thing. I must say that it will be nice to not have to run to the school where I work to send an e-mail.

Lots of fun happening so far this summer, so updates and pictures to come. It's been lovely catching up with everyone! Never a quiet moment...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's Final!

Shawn and I officially booked our summer vacation at the Caribe Hilton resort in...

San Juan, Puerto Rico!
July 15-25th