Saturday, July 23, 2011

Our dream house

While going for walks up at Bear Lake, we found a house that we really liked.  One reason why we liked it so much is that we think that we could recreate it using my father-in-law's manufacturing company Fairmont Homes that he works for in Nappanee, IN.  I'm posting this because I want to have a photo so I don't forget about it.  I always do that, think of something or desire something that sounds really perfect and then it leaves my mind and I forget about it. 

What makes this home so great is the landscape too. It's hard to imagine where we will end up living.  We could really end up anywhere in the US.  It's pretty exciting.
I'd love to see photos from whoever reads this of their "dream home". 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bear Lake Trip

Every year my Uncle Brent invites the entire Parkin family (my mom's side) to their cabin up at Bear Lake. I look forward to it every year. We just got back a few days ago. I think I gained 5 pounds, I;m slowly trying to work it off... Here are a few pictures.

We spent time on the beach, going four-wheeling, eating, swimming at the clubhouse pool, and doing foot spas. The restaurant seen here is where Philip and I stopped at to try in Park City on our way back.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Some Florida Pictures

Here are a few pictures from our Orlando excursion with Philip's sister Ray and her husband Kev. (they live there). We went last May, and yes, this is long overdue...

Here are some from Saint Augustine, the oldest town in the US. It's very haunted, and I wanted badly to see a ghost, but to no avail. I guess I need to plan another trip for a hunt. Philip's dad Rick joined us on that day, it was really quite fun.

There of course were many tastey treats along the way. This awesome Italian ice cream place called Jeremiahs in Orlando. We stopped there several times. I liked the oreo mixed with vanilla gelato.

Rick of course made us his amazing fruit pizza. Sorry, no link to the recipe--it's top secret to the public. You have to marry into the family for it.

Kevin made his homemade version of wings that had this amazing Parmesan and savory flavor.

We ate at this place on Daytona Beach and I had the best coconut shrimp of my life. My mom got me hooked on coconut shrimp, which we only eat on vacation. It was definitely worth going despite the crazed college co-eds.
Of course we had to try the Cuban food. The Cubans are famous in Florida for their Cuban sandwiches shown here. I also liked the fried plantains.
My favorite part was the beach. I tried skin boarding for the first time and actually didn't wimp out. We saw thousands of fish in the waves. I loved it. This is in our hotel room Ray found us on priceline.

I can't wait to go back!