What i love

  • my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ
  • to snuggle in the safety of hubby's arms
  • my kids' laughter
  • chocolate (well it's true)
  • daisies
  • candles of any kind
  • warm bubble baths

Monday, June 29, 2009

Beach Bums

So we are back, sunburned (actually peeling at this point) sand in all our luggage, and really tired, but so happy to be home

We had a great time at Dauphin Island, Alabama! We camped in the pop-up for 5 days and enjoyed the sun, and surf and lots and lots of sand!

The kids really loved it and can't wait to go back to the beach, they asked can we do this every summer... and Tom looked at me and i looked at him and we both shrugged and said I guess so!

Tho next time i think we will drive about an hour longer and get to the pretty water, since Dauphin is in the gulf... the water is brown and muddy looking like at Galveston.... not pretty like at Destin. So... next summer, beach bums will head out again and hit the waves ... i can see a tradition in the making!

It actually was a pretty affordable trip, with us camping and all, i mean our biggest expense was just the gas going and coming, cuz i packed food, and we grocery shopped once we got there for each nights dinner, so it was not an overly expensive trip very do-able each year...
now mind you all we did was the beach, and we treated to sno cones each day, ate ONE really good seafood meal and went to the aquarium one day. so not a lot of "extras" but still a really fun time relaxing and reading and bulding sand castles which is exactly what we were going for.

One of the favorites from the week was at night we would get flashlights and head down to the beach to chase the ghost crabs, the kids thought this was the best! also they kept finding little hermit crabs in the surf, and made a house for them, but we let them go the next day, they wanted to bring one home but i said NO WAY!

here's some pics from our week: and some new family pics i need to edit and get framed!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

home improvement 101

We are in full home improvement mode, starting with cleaning out of every room, declutter and got rid of all the stuff we had accumulated over the years, had a HUGE yard sale a couple weekends ago, made enough money to buy the wood flooring for the kids bedrooms....

next we moved on to Mia's room, where we scraped the popcorn ceilings, painted the walls, laid wood floors, and then put it all back together again... the result is a very cute room and a very happy little girl!

next up is the beach, next week we are leaving for vacation!!! YAY! can't wait, i would leave today if possible. we have a whole lot of nothing planned, just playing in the sand, building sand castles, jumping waves, chasing crabs, looking for shells, good books, picnics and lots of sunscreen! our goal is TOTAL relaxation and take it easy kind of vacation, NO running all over creation, just us, just the biggest sandbox ever and hopefully warm weather, sunshine and nice breezes!

when we get back we get to start on Luc's room, we are not painting this time, just ceilings and floors, and putting up chair rail and crown moulding in his room. Papa is building a new bunk bed, with a desk on the underside, and luc is really excited about that.

summer is flying by, and i can't believe this year is 1/2 over. We are gonna be celebrating Chelsea's birthday on the beach, with a special gift from mom and dad to commemmorate her 13th year and the beginning of teen and grown-upness she is quickly approaching.

other than home improvement, our jobs are both going well, Tom is keeping busy building websites on the side, and i am keeping busy well keeping busy.. haha
so sorry for the boring play by play of our life, but really we have not had any thing too interesting going on, except home makeovers... which we are just beginning, and will post pix as we progress!
hope y'all are having a great summer with lots of popsicles, lightening bugs and pool time!