Monday, July 26, 2010


Tonight we stopped in Publix (grocery store - for those that don't have Publix) to shop for cupcakes - I know - no I wasn't craving them. Doug and I decided to celebrate Dougie's birthday even though he is with his Mom this week. Since we had baseball all weekend, we really didn't get to do the cake thing yet. Anyway........ back to Publix - We walked in, and front and center was this bag...........

Luke proceeded to say to us, "When I get big I want to take these hunting to feed to the animals!"
He must be planning on big game hunting since the pictures on the front elude to such animals. 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hilton Head - Thank you, I needed you -

It has been a couple of weeks since we went, but I have been extremely busy with work since our vacation! Here is the update with pictures!

So we set out to Hilton Head - this is our first visit there and Wow - we really enjoyed it! We rented a house in one of the local communities near the beach and only had a short drive to the beach every day. I know, I know, but with me being preggo, Luke being three, two pre-teen girls, and two boys, and a Hubby - we had a lot of stuff to haul back and forth.

The beach here is absolutely beautiful and there was no evidence of jelly fish or the recent problems with sting rays. The only night we had jelly fish, apparently there was a storm brewing and the waves were absolutely huge and fun! The kids really enjoyed the boogie boards and playing in that. Luke would even ride the waves in. The fun all ended for me when I got stung by one of those lovely creatures. I have yet to figure out why God made them. Thankfully none of the kids got stung. Dougie is usually "bait" for the jelly fish. We set up our umbrella every day, took a cooler full of snacks and drinks, and played the days away.

One day, Doug and the kids went "off shore" fishing. They seemed to really enjoy that. We ate at the Salty Dog Cafe for lunch that day - and my sweet Emma who saves everything - saved the napkin for her scrap book! Hehe...

We had a very relaxing time - we rode bikes, went for walks on the beach, and swam constantly when we were at our house. Ice cream every night, lots of shopping at the outlet mall, and good food.

That is my type of vacation!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer Fun.....Having a Blast

Wow - has this summer been packed or what! I just wanted to share a few things and pictures so far. Mostly we have been very involved in Dougie's all star baseball. They played really hard, but only made it to the first round of district tournament. He got a lot of playing time considering he was playing on a team with mostly 10 year olds. He played right field and caught every ball hit to him! We had fun going to all his games and he enjoyed playing. Well, the heat was a bit much in the end, but overall we did have fun!

On to Lukee poo - He has been taking swimming lessons and at three years old can jump off the diving board and swim to the steps.  It does take a little coercion to actually get him off the diving board to begin with.  We have a kiddie pool at our country club and he enjoys swimming in it and playing with the other kids.  He is a beach bum - constantly asking when are we going to the beach.... it is hard for him to understand two weeks from now, etc.   Doug has drawn the line - I have to take him for a hair cut today.  Well, the curls will grow back.  We did take a trip to my Mom's house to visit my brother and grandfather.  We drove 9 hours one way - and Luke was a trooper!  He enjoyed hanging with Uncle Fink (Frank) and his daughters. Also enjoyed playing with granddaddy and Mimi. 

Emma-laide has basically ditched us both weeks she has been with us! Well, not really ditched us, but she is at the age where she is off to camps all the time. The first week she attended cheer leading camp and her squad won the award for the most spirit all week! She also attended VBS for the beginning part of the week - being a journalist for all the activities going on at Saddle Ridge Ranch! She enjoyed that, because she does love to write. Then second week, she attended her last church camp before she moves up to the ...gulp.... youth group! She did have fun and was so funny when she came home - she told me that she and her room mate ate an entire row of oreos in one night looking out the window watching people! At home we are stingy with our oreos - only two or three at a time! I hope she was liberated! Due to her not being here, I don't have any photos of her.

This coming week we are all going to the beach together! So I will have plenty of photos! Hilton Head, here we come!

Love to all!