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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Photo session

So it only took about half my camera card but I did manage to get a few good shots this year. I will admit it was not nearly as painful as it has been in the past.

Last summer we didn't do it alone, we were crazy & added two more kids into the mix while on vacation with SIL's family and that about cause more than one adult to loose their cool. So this year it HAD to go smoothly or else.

A while back a blogger friend had hosted a pillowcase dress giveaway and amazingly I won. After her move and me finally getting her Abby's measurements I got the dress just in time for the beach. It was SO cute and I loved it, I added an A to the front and it just finished it off. If you are in the market for a super cute dress hop over to see Tabi and she can help you out.

Now onto what we have been waiting for




A little then and now of the birthday boy, whom has really been milking the whole birthday celebrating. After all is said and done he will have gotten to "celebrate" 4 separate times!

Then:

and now

can't believe he turned 8 and very soon will be a 3rd grader

They may lead you to believe they like each other


My two favorite guys


Me and my baby girl


Me and the Hubs


and finally a actual good shot of the entire family





Sunday, July 18, 2010

Back from vacation and no one is happy about it

Well we made it back to reality Saturday afternoon. We had a great time there again this year and can't wait for next year. I really need to get mega rich & like now so I can buy a place down there.

We had great weather and did lots of fun stuff. Just the boys went out fishing one day

but the next day they were stuck with all the girls on the boat with them, and when I say "all the girls" I really mean lots of girls. The Dr hubby works for has 3 daughters plus his wife plus me plus our little diva & that makes 6 girls! But they survived us and we all had loads of fun snorkeling and just floating around in the bay. Abby was a master at the sand dollar hunting, we brought only a fraction of what she found back. Wyatt and the big girls had a blast doing cannonballs off the side of the boat.

The other days we soaked up the sun on the beach, hunted for shells, boogie boarded, watched the Army guys who IMO had the greatest job that a man in the Army can have; which is ride up and down a gorgeous beach in your John Deere Gator looking for oil (I am pretty sure that is not all they were looking for) but anyways maybe those guys had been deployed at some point so hey they deserve a cushy job like that.

And there was also that little thing of rescuing a turtle's nest from certain doom from the waves. We had noticed one getting super close when the high tide was in, we worried it would be washed away soon and sure enough just as I was walking passed it one morning a huge wave crashed into the side of the beach and half the nest was exposed. Me and a couple others covered the eggs back up with sand while another lady called the number for the Turtle patrol. Soon a guys was out digging up the nest. They had planned on moving all the nests anyways due to the oil this one just got dug up a bit earlier, they will be released on the opposite coast away from the oily Gulf of Mexico.


Abby was sporting a new bathing suit every day of course

that would be 8 different suits :)

We ate our favorite food at our favorite restaurants.


you know the saying don't judge a book by it's cover, this place is the is one of those places. Not much to look at but dang the food is good.

We did fun things like eat ice cream on the porch while watching the sun set


Shane also fished a little from the beach with alot of "help" from the kiddos.


On our last morning we went down to the beach as usual and soaked up our last few hours of ocean sounds and sand on our feet.


The kids posed with other people's sand art






Then Abby and I made silly faces at the camera


Then it was time to go


I also managed a photo session with the family and no one got hurt and I didn't need to medicate anyone (mainly me) to get thru the pain. The pics turned out good and I got some favorite shots I will have to share those another time as this post is carrying on and on.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hello from the Cape

Still loving it here. the weather has been great with no signs of oil other than the Army guys driving by a few times a day looking-that is a tough job:)



The boys went fishing yesterday and had a great time





Tuesday, July 13, 2010

If I don't show back up or you don't hear from me next week don't send a search party.


No seriously do NOT worry, I just convinced Shane to leave me behind in paradise.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

We have Arrived

We made it to the beach yesterday. No children were let out on the side of the road somewhere in Alabama or Florida, which means they must have behaved.

Our house is awesome, I am sitting here watching the waves roll in and there is no place I would rather be.


Saturday, July 3, 2010

One More Week

One more week until I am at one of my favorite places to be.



I mean how do you resist a place that produces pictures like this of my gorgeous kiddos?


and where we get to see things like this

yes that is a sea horse in my hand, we found tons of them.

And I can dress Abby in a different swimsuit as much as possible


Oh and Wyatt can spend yet another birthday on the beach!

That is right folks he will be turning 8 soon! I am really starting to freak out because my baby boy is gone and he has been replaced by a big kid!

So here's to hoping BP keeps it's nasty oil away from my gorgeous beach or they are gonna have one irate woman on their hands cause this momma needs her annual beach time to help keep her sanity.