Friday, July 30, 2010

More of the same

Yes, we took this vaction over a month ago, but I have to show a few of these here, 'cause there is nothing else to show you!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


We had a wonderful time on our 2nd Annual Greatest family Vacation ever! We went to the same beach as last summer and we couldn't have asked for better weather.

Our routine was this:
*wake at an Un-Godly hour
*try to feed the boys Breakfast but instead just feed them dry cereal in front of PBS Kids.
*slather ourselves with 50 SPF.
*suit up.
*drag everything in the house across the street to the beach.
*play in the water, then cover ourselves in sand, repeat, repeat, repeat!
*drag ourselves back to the house for lunch and naps.
*shower off 36 pounds of sand. from each of us.
*eat, sleep.
*more 50 SPF.
*more bathing suits.
*hot foot it across the sand, while carrying 30 - 40 pound children, because the sand was about a bajillion degrees.
*run to the water and cool off our burning feet.
*enjoy the water then cover ourselves in sand, repeat, repeat, repeat.
*pack up everything and head back to the house.
*shower for the second time to remove 72 pounds of sand. from each of us.
*feed the boys dinner.
*put them to bed.
*eat dinner and stare at the ocean across the street.
*go to bed and pray that the boys will sleep until 7.

From Beach 2010
From Beach 2010

We had some variations to those days. We were triumphant crab hunters and sometimes we were hunting crabs in the sand, or we were "crab sitting" said crabs in the bucket.

Here is where he shows us what he thinks of crabs that pinch!

Pitiful, I know!

We got to go to our favorite restaurant, The Lucky Oyster, a couple of times. We love the food, but more importantly, Jackson will actually eat food at this place. Amazing! No, the most important thing about the Lucky Oyster is that they have one of those cool fishing chairs that you use when you have when you are reeling in the BIG ONE!

From Beach 2010

Allen also got this cool little contraption that carries your stuff across the sand, so we were able to carry our stuff and the boys. We will get lots of use out of it, I'm sure!

Note: In this picture we are not carrying ANY of the 826 items we need at the beach, this is just trip to the house for lunch!

I also made the boys pose for pictures just like last year, and although they aren't quite as wonderful as last year, they are pretty good.. Here's one for you, but I'll post the rest later.

Oh ans if by chance you are still reading this ( and you are not related to me) you may be glad to know that we DID NOT have to go to urgent Care while we were on Vacation. Baby steps, people!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Don't you love the anticipation of good things to come?
From Michele's House
I know I do!

Sometimes anticipation is just as much fun as actually doing something fun!

Right now I feel like I am juggling so many things in anticipation for some really fantastic things. I have lots of projects in the works with only two hands and one pretty preoccupied mind. Does your to-do list ever try to get the best of you? There is a riot of ideas and you don’t know what to do first? I remember one of my art teachers telling me, “You make the painting because you want to see if you can make it like it is in your mind.”

What good things are you anticipating?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tuckered out

We have been going nonstop for a while and are all tuckered out. I'll be back to blogging in a week or two {with tales of triumph and tragedy} after I catch up on some of this...