Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nick is Athlete of the Week

The Fayetteville Observer named Nick "Athlete of the Week" for his pitching performance last week.

Here is a copy of the post in the Fayetteville Observer Newspaper...

Nick Nagowski

School: Fayetteville Academy

Class: Junior

Age: 16

Sport: Baseball

Accomplishment: Nagowski was 3-for-3 and pitched two no-hit innings with five strikeouts to combine with teammate Josh Elmore for a no-hitter against Village Christian.

What was your favorite childhood possession?: A Gameboy

How many text messages did you send yesterday?: about 300

If I didn't play sports, I would probably ... have to find something else to do. I couldn't just sit home alone.

Last book you read.: The Red Badge of Courage

Song you're listening to right now.: Forever by Drake

Favorite singer or musical group: Nickelback

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fayetteville Academy Prom

Nick went to the Fayetteville Academy Prom with a friend from school. He is growing up to be such a handsome young man! The theme was a Masquerade Ball...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Aruba Hilights

We had a great time in windy Aruba! In addition to renewing our vows, we had fun in the sun, playing in the sand, swimming, windsurfing, kite surfing, jeep ride, sight seeing, island fun, banana boat ride, volleyball, a little shopping, and a few casino visits too. On our jeep ride we visited ostrich farm and baby beach. Here are a few photos from our trip.

Tori had her first strawberry daiquiri.

We went to an ostrich farm and fed an ostrich. Did you know that an ostrich egg is the equivalent to 24 chicken eggs? Tori was the bravest...she took the bowl right out of Mike's hand so she could feed the ostrich. Nick went first...

We saw lots of lizards and geckos. We named them so Tori would not be afraid of them. This is Gary the gecko.

Dancing...Nick dragged me on the dance floor...Tori loved dancing to the music. Chickie had her dancing too.

Tori decided to do a summersault in the sand...Ms. Jane, her gymnastics teacher, would be proud.

De Palm Island: Ashley took Tori on the water slides. She was hesitant at first, but loved it!

Nick took Tori to get her hand painted...he got one too...Tori picked out his horse.

Playing in the sand with dad...not sure who is having more fun.

Nick being Nick!
One of our last nights...sorry to see the trip end. Good times were had by all!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Renewing our Wedding Vows...25 Years Later

Our Family vacation this year took us to Aruba. We stayed at the Marriott Aruba Surf where we also renewed our wedding vows to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was so nice to have the ceremony with our children and my cousin (who is like a sister to me) and her husband.

The ceremony was beautiful and I cried as soon as I faced Mike to repeat our vows, he joked with me that the next 25 years won't be that bad. The funny part of the ceremony was the crowd of beach goers in bathing suits watching our ceremony and clapping and cheering for us when it ended. The tricky part of the event was the whirled our hair around so that by the end of the wedding we looked a little rough and wind blow.

All in all, it was a wonderful night...The night I married my best friend all over again. I always joke with Mike that I would marry you all over again...and tonight I did!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tori & Baseball Games

What Tori likes to do at Baseball games...cheer for "My Nicky", lick her ring of her highlights of watching baseball... along with eating Sun Chips.

Fayetteville Academy Baseball

Nick has made a good transition on the Fayetteville Academy baseball team. He has worked hard over the off season to strengthen his back and his hard work is paying off. His pitching keeps getting stronger as the season progresses. He is also hitting well for the team, hitting in the second slot.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Playing Dress Up

One day, Tori decided to play with her dress up clothes. First she dressed up as Belle...which I'm sure Ashley will be excited to see.

Then she was a chicken for most of the day.