Tuesday, May 18, 2010


If you are an ice cream lover like me and you are ever lucky enough to find yourself in Hollywood, Florida, you absolutely must go to Jaxson's. Here are my reason's why.

*The decor is pretty entertaining.

*They have a delightful menu full of mouthwatering Sundae's. During the time that I lived there Tina and I were working our way through the menu. We barely made a dent.

*They have regular food too, but I say skip it and indulge in the ice cream - they are famous for it and have even been featured on the Food Network.

*They serve you popcorn while you are waiting for your ice cream.

*The charming, old fashioned candy store is worth a peek. They carry everything from candy necklaces and giant gobstoppers to candy cigarettes, t shirts and giant souvenir glasses.

*If you go with at least four people they will let you order the "kitchen sink", a monstrosity of a sundae actually served in a sink. It will be your own "man vs. food" moment. Good luck and know that it is possible - we licked that sink clean! I promise, you won't be disappointed!

The kiddos patiently waiting for their ice cream.

Do you see the yummy goodness in front of us?

The girlies sharing some strawberry. Notice the big chunk
on Lyla's shoulder.


We were a little disappointed in ourselves that we
couldn't finish. Guess we are out of practice.

Just so you know, the hats were Erik's idea. We have picture
exactly like this from about 7 years ago, minus Lyla of course and the hats!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Ok, so there were no trains involved, but we did fly to Miami to hang with my one of my besties, Tina, and her family. I hadn't seen her in over two years, so that alone was bliss! Since we were all the way over on the opposite coast we thought it best to do something we had never done before which led to our hopping in the car and driving four hours down to Key West. Better still, we convinced Tina and her hubby Drew to come along with their two kids. We had a blast despite the new experience of traveling with little ones in tow. Lyla was great, as usual. The plane ride was a little tough because she wanted to get down and crawl around, but the overall experience was completely worth it. She loved playing with Alaina and Tyler and swimming in the warm Atlantic ocean. We have a ton of photos and I'm going to do my best to post a few each day.

Such a big girl. Hopefully there are lots of pictures like
this in our future. We have a whole world to see.
Lyla and Alaina. We waited along time to have our girlies meet.
Alaina pretty much adored Lyla. She kept saying, "I
think her likes me?" Her does!
Lyla's first carousel ride.
Erik, Lyla, Alaina, and Tyler. I think he looks pretty
good with 3 kids, don't you?