Monday, February 28, 2011

Surfs Up

Welcome to another work week. The weather in Raleigh has been fantastic. Katie and I spent a good portion of the weekend outside. On Sunday we ended up hiking with our dog around the ground of the North Carolina Museum of Art. It was great to get outside and enjoy the 75 degree weather. I know many of you hate me for saying that as many of the readers are in Cleveland where, to my understanding, it is snowing. 

Today's pictures certainly do remind me of the weather we are having. These come from Rich and Rita again. They previously sent in the marathon pictures and the scuba diving ones. These pictures are also from the same trip to Hawaii as the scuba diving ones. I wanted to spread them out a bit so that people didn't get too depressed looking at the Hawaii scenery. 

Enjoy your Monday


Friday, February 25, 2011

Ground Zero

He have had this picture for quite some time now and I never knew when would be a good time to post it. I try and post pictures in the order we receive them or around a relevant date. We received this after September 11 and I was never sure when would be a good time to post. I realized this week that there is never a perfect time. 

I still remember September 11, 2001 very clearly. I was in college then (it was my first week) and I remember waking up to a commotion down the hall. I turned on the TV just as the second plane hit the towers. The other aspect that I remember clearly about that day was how little information there was. There were so many rumors about different planes, where they were attacking and what place might be next. One of those rumors that hit home was that a nuclear plant in north east Ohio was targeted. Being from Cleveland with all my family still there that worried me. Those were some very tense couple of days. All activities were canceled (I was on the soccer team) and rescheduled. My first college soccer had been the previous week and in another twist of fate it was against the Naval Academy. Guys that we had just played against would eventually go to war. It was another eye opener. 

Certainly a day that had a great impact on my life as well as every other American.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Trevi Fountain

This picture was once again sent in Bob during his European trip in January. This is one of the most famous fountains in the world, the Trevi Fountain in Italy. I was reading up on it last night and it is quite interested. An estimated 3,000 euros are thrown into it each day. It has been in quite a few films including Roman Holiday.

Quite a remarkable piece of art.

Hope everyone has a great day. We have a special picture tomorrow so stay tuned.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Magic Kingdom

Hello Hello-

Welcome to the middle of the week. When Katie and I started dating three years ago one of the things that she had always wanted to do was go to Disney. She had never been. Last January we were able to go to. Katie was just as excited as any one could imagine, very similar to how a 10 year old would act. It was incredibly cute. She even ended up with her very own set of mouse ears, adorned with her name stitched in pick of course.

It was a great vacation down there with my parents. It was great to be able to spend the time with them and relax. It can get hard sometimes because my parents live in Cleveland and Katie and I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. We don't always get to see them as much as we would like but we enjoy the time have have together.  We will be headed back to Cleveland in April and are very excited about it.

The pictures below are from Disney. There are of Mickey and Minnie, Mickey's House, Cinderella's Castle, the Haunted Mansion, Its a Small World, and the front entrance. These pictures were taken by my parents when they visited Disney for the marathon. More (additional) pictures of the marathon to come.

Thanks Mom and Dad and thanks for reading.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hello Mello

Hello everyone.
Welcome to Tuesday. For those basketball fans, last night there was a big trade. Carmello Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks. So in honor of the trade today's picture is of South Street Seaport. Unfortunately I already used the picture from Madison Square Garden, where Anthony will now be playing.

I personally have no interest in him, unless of course he is playing the Heat, in which I will be rooting for him (and against LeBron).

Hope you enjoy your Tuesday. We have quite a few international pictures coming up the rest of the week.


Monday, February 21, 2011


Hello again-

I hope everyone had a great weekend. It ended up being quite a bit busier for Katie and I than we originally planned on. We ended up working on the wedding ceremony along with many other odds and ends. We were able to enjoy the weather a bit and went for numerous long walks with our dog Bella (she's the one in the Save The Date). On Saturday night we actually were able to do something we hadn't had time to do in a while. We had a date night and went out to eat; very nice and relaxing.

Today's picture comes to us from a friend of a friend. Summer and I went to school together. Summer's friend Katie is in the Peace Corps right now. Summer passed on our Project to her and she was able to help out and get these pictures in Samokov, Bulgaria. I will let Katie describe the pictures

"The first photo is of the Bairakli Mosque in my town. Built in the 1840s, its no longer functioning (due to Communism and an 85% Orthodox  population), but its said to be one of the most unusual mosques left from Ottoman influence.

The second is taken in our town market with a baba (grandmother) selling her handmade goods.

The third shows Peak Musala - the highest mountain peak in all of the Balkans and our towns main source of income during winter sports season - and the River Iskar (the longest river that starts and ends in Bulgaria)."

Great stuff. I can only imagine what the grandmother is thinking in the first picture. Thanks again for helping up Summer and Katie!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Assisi Fortress

Welcome to another weekend!

It seems like this is the first weekend in a long time that Katie and I do not have any wedding planning to do, well appointments at least. We are still trying to figure out what we will do with ourselves, maybe a hike, go to a movie, or possible go on a date on Saturday night with a nice dinner. It will be weird without any plans.  Katie and I were talking and neither of us are quite sure the last time we didn't have anything planned was but we are really looking forward to it. Even better though is this weekend the weather is supposed to get into the 70's in Raleigh. Sounds like we need to take our dog Bella out for a very long walk.

Today's picture comes from Bob again on his European trip. This picture is of the Assisi Fortress in Italy. The first picture is of the fortress and the second picture is the view from the top. Yet another stunning picture with perfectly blue skies. it seems like every picture has the perfect sky.

Katie and I have always talked about traveling to Europe and if we do Italy will definitely be on the list.

Thanks for helping out Bob and enjoy your weekend everyone.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eiffel Tower

Happy Thursday to you all. 

Susan was in Europe during the month of January and was kind enough to take along our Save The Date. Today's picture is one of a few that you will see from her in the upcoming weeks. The Eiffel Tower is as iconic as you can get. It was a finalist for the "New Seven Wonders of the World" missing out on that prestigious list by the following:

Chichen Itza, Mexico
Christ Redeemer, Brazil 
The Great Wall, China
Machu Picchu, Peru
Petra, Jordan
The Roman Colosseum, Italy
The Taj Mahal, India

If you have been following Project Save The Date you already know that we have received pictures from several of the locations. If you know anyone that can help us get the rest (Taj Mahal, Petra, Machu Picchu, The Great Wall) please email us at

Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Inner Harbor Baltimore

Maryland is officially off the list. This picture is from the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and was sent in by Jane. I have been lucky enough to have visited the inner harbor and it was a great experience. When I visited Baltimore I was a young teen. My dad and I were on a trip (I don't remember the reason) but I vividly remember several of the sites from that trip. My dad and I visited the Babe Ruth Museum, the Inner Harbor, and Camden Yards, which is where the Baltimore Orioles play their home games. When we were at Camden Yards a film crew was filming the movie Major League 2. Most people think that that film was made at Jacob's Field but Jacob's Field was still being built during filming. Camden Yards has a similar design and so parts were filmed there. 

When my dad and I were there we saw "Willie Mays Hayes" steel third, over and over again. It had to be at least six shots of him steeling. Between every shot they had to change his uniform for continuity.  It is very neat to go back and watch the movie and realize that we saw the filming of a particular shot.

Thanks again for helping Jane. We really appreciate you thinking of us. 


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

De Nile Is Not Just a River in Egypt

It is also a river in Uganda! The Nile flows throughout Africa. This picture of the Nile River was taken by Brian who took the picture in Jinga, Uganda.

The Nile River is one of the most famous rivers that has a big place in history. We could not be more thrilled to be able to include it in our Project.

This, along with the picture from the South Africa, are the only ones we have received from Africa. I am surprised it has been the slowest continent. We have received far more from Central American than I would have anticipated. If you know of anyone that lives in Africa (or anywhere else) please forward on our Project. Without your help the project can not continue.

Thanks for reading.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Happy Monday to you all.
It seems like we are constantly getting Olympic sites which is quote neat. This is another such site, Lake Placid. Lake Placid is the site of the famous "Miracle on Ice" hockey game between the US and Soviet Union where the US Hockey team was a big underdog and managed to defeat the Soviet team for a spot in the gold medal game. This was a big moment in US history because of the cold war and tensinos between the US and Soviet during the game, which took place in 1980.

Once again this picture was taken by a friend of a friend, courtesy of one of Project Save The Date's biggest supporter, and Katie's Maid of Honor, Danielle. Thanks again for helping us out. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Innsbruck, Austria

Welcome to Friday!

Last week we received pictures that were simply stunning. We received two emails full of pictures from Bob. Bob had contacted me back in October requesting a Save The Date. He told me that he would try and take it with him on a winter trip. To be honest I completely forgot about his communication.

Boy was I plesently surprised when he shared pictures with his European vacation. We are excited to share them with you all over the next few weeks. Today we start with Innsbruck Austria. Innsbruck. Innsbruck is located in the western mountains of Austria. As you can see from the first picture below the scenery is second to none.

We can't thank Bob enough for helping us out. It still amazes us how many strangers have helped us out with this Project. It is great to know that people are still willing to help out a young couple and take along a Save The Date with them on their trips or taken them around their towns.

Thanks again Bob, we really appreciate it.

As always if you are traveling and can help us out, please email or download it up top.

Enjoy your weekend.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hi Spike- Madison Square Garden

Today's picture is another from New York provided by my Notre Dame friends.

Madison Square Garden is home to the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers. The marquee at the Garden is another one of those iconic New York landmarks. Every year Madison Square Garden hosts events ranging from the NFL draft, the Circus, along with countless concerts.  

Enjoy your Thursday.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Hello again-

Yesterday I received an email from a former classmate of Katie's (also named Katie) who is servng in the Peace Corps in Bulgeria. She sent along a few picturs so be on the lookout for them. They are great!

Today's picture comes to us from Jane. Jane took this picture on a recent trip to Belize.  She took the photo of the Save The Date in front of a local fishing boat.

Be sure to check back everyday for more pictures. As always, if you can help us all you have to do is download the Save The Date or email us and I will put on int he mail to you.

Thanks for reading.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Made in China

Seems like Project Save The Date has made it to quite a few Olympic sites. So far we have received pictures from Atlanta, Nagano, Calgery (and Lake Placid is coming!) and today we have Beijing.

These pictures come to us from one of my classmates Jennifer. She was able to take the card with her on a recent trip to Beijing, China. The first picture is of the "Bird's Nest" which hosted the Olympic Games.

The second picture is of the Summer Palace.

The last two pictures are from the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is just outside of Tienanmen Square. As you may know Tienanmen Square is the location of the infamous Student Protests.

These are Project Save the Date's first pictures from China and we can't thank you enough Jennifer.

As always, if you can help, know someone who can, or have an idea email us at

We still need to get Save The Dates from the following states:

Alabama,Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah,Vermont, Virginia,Wisconsin

Let us know if you can help.


Monday, February 7, 2011

This is CNN (and Coke)

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for my brother in law the Steelers lost in a close game.  I know many people who are not normally football fans watch the Super Bowl and they typically do it for one reason only, the commercials. Last night's commercials were average if you ask me. There were a few really good ones but the rest just seemed to fall flat or where commercials people had seen already.

I thought Doritos was the big winner.

In honor of the commercials and commercialism today's picture is of the Coke Museum in Atlanta Georgia and the CNN building in Atlanta. I hope everyone is able to recover and has a great week.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Oh what a week it was.

Busy week at work for both Katie and I. Glad it is over.

As many of you know this weekend there is a little football game that tends to be famous for good commercials. That's right, Super Bowl Sunday! Unfortunately for me and the rest of my fellow Clevelanders, the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing, yet again, in the Super Bowl. What makes it even worse for this former Clevelander is that my brother in law, and best man, Jonathan is from Pittsburgh. If the Steelers win I have to listen to him for the next year. Oh well, at least Notre Dame has beaten Purdue recently to even out the tables.

In honor of the Super Bowl today's picture is of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Suring Super Bowl weekend the new Hall of Famers are announced.

I hope everyone enjoys the Super Bowl this weekend.

As always, we need your help to keep the Project going. Please help us if you can and email


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cathedral of Notre Dame

From one Notre Dame to another Notre Dame. Today's picture comes from my cousin Susan who took this picture in January during her time in Europe. This is of one of the most famous cathedrals in the world, the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The Cathedral is located in Paris France and it is also Project Save The Date's first visit to France. There will be a few more pictures coming courtesy of Susan and her trip.

Thanks again Susan. We really appreciate you helping us out.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Here Come the Irish

Hello Everyone!

Today is a big day for college football nerds, such as myself. Today is the day when high school players decide, or rather solidify, their college choice. As most of my family and friends are well away of, I am a big BIG fan of the University of Notre Dame. So much so that on my wedding day my groomsmen and I will have a surprise for everyone!

Ever since I was a little kid I loved Notre Dame. My dad and I would spend our Saturdays in front of the team watching Lou Holtz bring the team out of the tunnel. I have been lucky enough to be able to attend a handful of games with my family over the years. 

Katie may not truly understand my passion but knows that it is a big part of who I am. I promised her that I would take her to a game to spend the weekend and enjoy the festivities, to help her understand my passion. There are so many things to do on a game day weekend on campus (mass, visit the Grotto, the Basilica, march with the team to the stadium, hear the band play, the Pep Rally the night before, the playing of the trumpets under the golden dome).

While the South Pole and Everest were great pictures and completely unexpected, theses were the pictures I was looking forward to. It took a while but it is well worth the wait. A very big thanks goes out to fellow Notre Dame fan Chuck for helping get these great shot. 

So enjoy the day, stay out of trouble and Go Irish!