Monday, June 25, 2012


Well, it's summer.  We have had a busy summer so far, but I have been enjoying it.  Lots of stuff going on!  I can't believe it's already the end of June. (I sound like such an old lady when I say that.)  Lately I have been...

Shark petting.  (Not while in Florida, thankfully- these guys were all small and relatively safe)

Swimming at the Y a few times per week with good friends

Bowling with my best friend.  We were supposed to see a movie this night, but the movie didn't start until 9:30, and being the old fogies we are, decided that would put us home too late.  (hey, it was a work night!)

Ice cream eating.  My oldest and youngest...Cuties!

Generally acting like silly people.  Abigail thought Jeremiah might like to wear a scarf on his head.  I don't think he likes it one bit.

Going to see some airplanes.  They all look super fly in their sunglasses.

Don't forget about exercise!  They decided they needed to do some push ups.  Look at Christians face.  He is really working at this.

We have plans to go to Holiday World on Monday.  Can't wait to post a picture of Isaac on the Voyage.  He claims he wants to ride it :)  We'll see...

Isaac turned 7 on June 11th (birthday party in Florida- lucky boy!)
Abigail will turn 9 on July 3rd
Christian will turn 5 on the 5th
Then we're going to NY for a 4 day weekend to celebrate Josh's grandparents 60th wedding anniversary...!!

Busy, busy.

I'm going to blink and they'll all be back in school.  They do start on August 1st. (because of the balanced calendar thing) Which is fine because I really prefer it.  But it just seems like time is flying by, doesn't it? 

Friday, June 15, 2012


We are on vacation.  I love spending time with my family...too bad vacation can't last forever. 

This is our first year coming to destin. It is lovely. The water is perfect, the sand is perfect, and our condo is right on the sand ~ oceanfront.  And my favorite people are here.  The Lord had blessed me.

Right now Josh and Elijah are fishing.  we've been to the beach every day, and had the best weather!  We went mini golfing (Jeremiah had lots of fun, I was worried it would be hard since he's only two) we've done a lot of grilling out, played games, and generally had a good time!

I can't say which beach is my favorite. All the ones we have been to have had their own special attributes, maybe each one is perfect in its time.

I love my family. Its nice to get to spend this time with them.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Teacher let the monkeys out.

Finally!  Summer break, but my goodness it sure felt more like fall break.  Not a problem though. The kids wanted to go swimming at the YMCA today, but since it only got up to 60 today I said no way!  We decided to go to the zoo instead.  We had so much fun. The lower than average temperature made the animals really act crazy.  Usually when we go the lions are sleeping, the bear is hiding, the giraffes are huddled under the farthest tree from the viewing area, etc...

The lions were pacing and roaring (slightly unnerving) the baboons were showing off like crazy, the beat was out and about, even the cheetahs were active. 

I was a nice mommy today and bought tickets for the rides.  I personally think rides should be free for members, but I did get a $1.00 discount!  the older kids rode the roller coaster. Jeremiah wanted to ride but was too little.  We all rode the train and merry go round.

I'm glad school is out.  It will new nice to do some fun things with the kids.  I love their school, Burr it's nice to have them ask home.  It's not going to be long until they're all grown up.  I don't want to wish I would have played with them more, read them more stories, had more meaningful conversations, been available...

They are a blessing, a heritage. I am hoping for a fantastic summer:-)