Sunday, January 2, 2011

taking the plunge.

Voila! Here she is folks, the new and improved blog! As you can see, I added a little tool to help you subscribe and follow the blog. It's really easy and only takes a minute. Also, the picture in the header is the same one we sent out for our save the dates. Who is the photographer, you ask? Why, my very talented Dad! Isn't he awesome?

R and I started 2011 off right, with a Polar Bear Plunge into the Gulf! We drove to the Florida/Alabama border where there's a bar called Flora-Bama that hosts the Plunge at noon on New Year's Day. It was rainy and gray, but it was a tropical 66 degrees and the water was in the 50's.

It was brisk and refreshing! We overheard some guys at Flora-Bama talking about just how crazy people have to be to jump into the Gulf in January. Well, needless to say, I made sure to pipe in and mention that we've "Polar Beared" in Lake Michigan before. I told some horror stories about the icy water just to impress them. They were impressed.

This is a Wisconsin Polar Plunge. Yes, that is Bango from the Milwaukee Bucks. And yes, those are icebergs.

Yes, those are metal ladders to climb over the ice shelf onto the snow that is usually a beach. And no, we did not actually plunge this particular year. Come on, that's just ridiculous. But the guys at Flora-Bama don't need to know that. I wouldn't want to ruin my street cred.

We are really excited about 2011. There are lots of changes on the horizon for us and we were so blessed last year, we know it can only get better. Keep checking in and we'll keep you all updated!


  1. Love the new look! I will be following along on your 2011 adventures. We just got back from dinner in La Conner ... we really love the brewery up there!

  2. I did the Polar Bear Plunge last year in Chicago! :-)