Tuesday, April 7, 2009

phone home...


(sam niemeier on ellen a couple of weeks ago)

yesterday, i awoke to news that italy had suffered a devastating earthquake. my heart totally jumped a beat!!! our dear friends, the niemeiers (moonpie in the sky), are there in salsomaggiore with the us pizza team for the world championships.

before they got on the plane last thursday, i received an email as well as a phone text from "the notorious d" stating that they were italy-bound. that's the last communication i've had with them; hence, i've been more than a bit worried...

since the events are being held several hours north of the epicenter of the quake, i want to trust that they are all safe and sound. i have several times checked the team's blog for information; however, i get a message stating that their server is "down". hopefully, this just means that they are experiencing power grid problems!!!

please, send up a prayer for their safe return home as well as for all those who have been effected by this disaster!!!


yesterday, while sun bathing by the pool here in florida, i phoned home. john said that it was snowing and sleeting:? i told you all we'd been experiencing crazy weather in kentucky this year:/ he said, other than the VERY cold snap, all was good on the home-front:)


meanwhile, other than sunday, we have had beautiful weather here in florida!!! saturday was a beach day then off for dinner at joe's crab shack; yesterday was a pool day then off for a late lunch to pompano joe's for some amazing jamaican cuisine.

yes, it is as is sounds... a sunning and eating vacation:) "does it get any better than that???" i ask!!! and, yes, we have already had too much sun as well as too much food; but that is how we roll, ha:P

i leave you with a little fun...

love and God's blessings,
dani xx

ps. as always, thank you for the prayers!!!


Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I hope your friend is OK!

Everything looks so beautiful there and you picked the best week--the rest of the country is freezing ;)

Ginny said...

Still praying for them!!

You need to eat breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe!! YUM!! There's one in Sandestin (bay side) and one on 98 (not scenic but on that side of hwy).


MoziEsmé said...

That looks like a lovely vacation spot!

And prayers said for all the folks in Italy...

Tabitha said...

I am still praying that Dana and her family are ok. Please let us know if you hear anything.

Your holiday looks just perfect ~ I so wish that I was there ~ believe me ~ I need a break just now.
Love and big hugs Tab XXXXXX

Christy said...

I am way jealous. I want to go on vacation! Lucky dog:)

Hope your friend is okay.

SuzanSayz said...

Dani, that is super scary that you haven't heard from your friends. I get so nervous about going anywhere these days. The world suddenly seems more scary to me than wondrous. That's sad isn't it?
I do love reading about all of the food and fun you and Katherine are having.
Good times!

Tanya said...

Hi d. I hope you hear from Dana soon, will continue to pray for them! Florida looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I hope you have a wonderful time, it sure looks like a lovely place to relax & unwind! much love to you all...

t. xxxx

Amanda said...

Oh how i wish i was in Florida eating and sun-ing it with you all!

I will be keeping Dana and her boys in my prayers.

Much Love and Big Hugs!

Amanda x

Jenn said...

Remember Hurricane Ike...power can be down for weeks or months! Keep the faith!

Love your vaca spots. Continue the fun!

Sally said...

I'm just now reading this, but I hope and pray your friends are safe!

Isn't FL lovely? I have to say that you know, since I live here. hahaha

Take care. ((HUGS))

Lucy said...

Hi dani. I hope your friend Dana is safe and well. I will continue to pray that all is well. It sounds like you are having a good time in Florida and it sure looks beautiful. It seems to me that you should stay a while since the weather back home is so yuk.
Love and hugs XXXXOOOO

Lucy said...

It's me. So sorry, but I forgot to wish you a happy Easter.

kristen said...

Any word yet ??

PS jealousy is a curse !!
Take care

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

Was that video of the waiters at the Crab Shack? When we lived by one in Utah, they would have little singing and dancing breaks.

I think an eating and sunshine vacation sounds wonderful. The only way it could get better would be to add Disneyland. That is the ultimate for me.

I don't know how I missed this post. {scratching head}