Friday, October 12, 2018

When does summer end???

School may have started a few weeks ago, but living in the south, that doesn’t mean the end of summer… the warm weather just keeps on going! We had a “hair-flipping” good time at our friend’s pool on our day off last week, and Ben now officially has the first-grader look with a missing front tooth!

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Hurricane Florence

The “monstrous” Hurricane “Flo” wreaked havoc on our lives and our schedules by postponing mom’s surgery, canceling school for 2 days, and leaving us without power for several hours. However, we luckily didn’t get ANY damage (despite many other areas of the state), and we had a memorable 4-day long adventure playing games and hanging out with neighbors. We hope everyone with flooding and damage is recovering, and that we can stay dry for a bit now! (September 13)

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There was a lot of uncertainty about when, where and how this storm was going to hit… This meme summed up the projected path pretty well…

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This was Mom’s favorite meme from the storm, while we were waiting for it to make landfall…

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We had so many snacks… and despite what everyone else was buying at the store, we did not have any bread and milk sandwiches…

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The new neighbor activity to come out of this storm… a never-ending game of Mexican Domino Trains!

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Poker didn’t go as well as dominoes, but after 7 hours straight, we needed to try something different!

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We even threw some Trivia Pursuit in there to shake things up!

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After the storm passed, it took a while for the flooding in the area to go down, and this was pretty much how our state faired…

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Mom’s annual girls weekend at the beach!

Mom and her friends went back to Miss Sara’s beach house for their annual weekend together, and as always they had a great time and came back with lots of stories (most of which we’re not allowed to tell)…

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Paddleboarding was the new addition to the trip this year! It’s hard work!

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Back to Provisions for our annual boat ride, lunch, bar picture with Uncle Paul & memories to last a lifetime!

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Another fun year in the books…