Oct 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

After a long day of tricks and treats in the delivery room, our baby girl is finally here. If you want to see her close up, come visit us. Otherwise, log on to Skype sometime and we'll give you a look. Until then, enjoy this beautiful picture.

Name: Zinnia Caroline
Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz
Length: 20 3/4 inches
Take a look at our new blog dedicated solely to Zinni for more pictures (www.zisforzinnia.blogspot.com). We haven't made the blog look nice yet, but hopefully we will soon. Until then, just enjoy the pictures.

Oct 12, 2011


Out of all of our pictures of Italy, we have the least of Milan. So, we'll start there even though it was the last city we visited.
The major highlight of Milan was this nice restaurant we went to. Kaylee's calzone won for the most delicious looking and most humongous dish (Mike enjoyed finishing what Kaylee couldn't), 
but Mike's pine nut pesto and my olive and garlic pasta were quite amazing as well. 
Other than the food, we enjoyed gawking at the fancy shops
and touring through the cathedral. Next time Kaylee will remember to wear shorts that are long enough to meet the dress code without low-riding like a gangsta.

Oct 10, 2011

Schwangau and Neuschwanstein

Being the sentimentalist we all know Mike is, this was his absolute favorite part of all of our Kaylee journeys. We were on our way to Italy and Mike mapped out a route to take us pass the Neuschwanstein castle that many know as the Sleeping Beauty castle. The castle is in a tiny town in southern Germany. The drive there was completely breathtaking and when we pulled off of the exit to head to the castle we heard an incredible sound:
The video quality is terrible, but you got it: Cowbells! These cows were roaming around the fields with the biggest cowbells you've ever seen.
This one looked like the Ol' Grandma Bossy of the group.
While we were driving toward Neuschwanstein, this castle caught us by surprise. Oh Germany, you and your many random castles.
Then we made it to the...
While we were searching for a parking spot we passed a spontaneous parade of 12 Ferraris followed by a classic Rolls Royce. Of course, we weren't quick enough to the draw to take a picture, but it was quite amazing. I took the opportunity to make fun of Mike for being so amazed at a bunch of cars.
Then, there she was, ol' Sleeping Beauty herself. We didn't quite get those aerial view pictures you see online, but it was still quite a castle.

It had been quite some time since Mike had been with his two favorite gals.

Oct 8, 2011

Schwetzingen part 2

The gardens themselves were amazing, but we especially loved the bridges, birdhouses, and animals. We could have wandered around these gardens for days.

Mike trying to become one with the geese. As you can tell, they weren't buying it.
This little guy was a little more interested in us than Mike's geese.

Oct 2, 2011

Schwetzingen part 1

One of our favorite places we visited near Heidelberg was a quaint old town called Schwetzingen with a rococo castle and acres and acres of gardens. 

Oct 1, 2011

The Womens World Cup Game!

I know it's log past, but it's time we finish our posts about Kaylee's visit. 
One of the things we were most excited about was the USA vs. Columbia women's World Cup game. It was really fun to be at the game and to cheer on our gals to their 3-0 win.

Mike thought it would he go help out the Colombian fans.