Monday, June 28, 2010


Heather gave Tom and I a good reason to take a little vacation this summer. We booked a little place in Vilano Beach for her wedding weekend in St. Augustine. There are tons of pictures on this entry, but it was just too beautiful not to include all of them!
Our first view of the beach--- amazingly we are both still smiling after 15 hours in the car together!
Day 1 on the beach- Tom isn't sunburnt...yet!

Day 2 on the beach- A little color but it's just the beginning of the day
His and hers beach towels, lax sticks, and a cooler radio make for a good beach day
Our little crab friend that hung out on the beach next to us

Lesley, Heather, and I
high school friends at the welcoming dinner
Me and Tom at the rehearsal dinner
Me and the bride at the welcoming dinner
The girls
Tom and his new bff

Tom was sweet to walk Katrina to the car at the end of the night
The beautiful bride
At the wedding
Miles looking at his daddy tearing up over the beauty of the bride
Heather was beaming ALL night- I've never seen that girl so happy
Heather's turn to tear up
Katrina looked beautiful
Heather and Dave enjoying a laugh as Miles pretends to have lost the rings
Enjoying another laugh as Dave stops at the word "richer" and mumbles "for poorer" during the vows
the beautiful sand ceremony with the whole family

The Adorable new Baker family
The Baker Family with the Verweyst parents
the beautiful cake

I wish I had more pictures from the end of the night. It was such a special reception with so many sweet memories. I've never seen Heather happier... it was absolutely beautiful. A perfect, fairy tale wedding!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 2 of the hike- Slot Canyons in Utah

After our first night camping we went to a nearby slot canyon. Nate got us to the perfect spot to hike into the canyon and then walk around between the looming walls. It was gorgeous. Sometimes the canyon walls were so close we would have to shimmy through. Below are some snapshots that DO NOT do the canyons justice.

Heading away from Southern Utah and into Northern Arizona.

Our First Campsite

After driving up from Arizona and doing a couple hikes we looked for a place to stop and camp. We walked around the first campsite and were contact with a flat spot up on the hill. Megan kept saying she was content as she obviously scratched and swat bugs. We decided it would be best to move on. Luckily we did and found this beautiful campsite up the road. The view was gorgeous and the stars were amazing!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Utah- Day 1

Megan and Nate both took a few days off work so we could head to Utah for a camping trip. We drove up through Page and past Lake Powell.
Nate was an amazing tour guide and a very patient guy spending three days with just two giggly chicks. He was even complimentary of us when it was all over!
We drove down this road called Cottonwood Wash. It was 46 mile dirt road with slot canyons throughout. We drove a bit and hiked a bit. We just car camped instead of backpacked in order to see more things! A beautiful field of sunflowers
The Road- Cottonwood Wash
The side of the canyon
Various colors of rock in the canyon
Nate and Megan hiking
The light outside of the dark canyon

Megan, Nate, and Mesa- such a cute crew
Orange wildflowers!
These are just views from day 1! So many pretty things to see.