Monday, August 23, 2021

Back to School

I didn't get first day of school pictures out the door this year since we now have 3 kids in 3 different schools at different times, and I had to report for a week-long jury duty early Monday morning... We did snap a few pics when everyone got home and was exhausted! I'm so proud of my awesome kids for going back in-person during a pandemic & braving their way through elementary, middle and high school this year!

These puppies had a blast alone with dad for the week, but they were a little sad to watch everyone leave for the bus!

I didn't exactly get my quiet day to myself during the first week of school due to jury duty and a lot of busyness, but I'm happy to be done and home now! Now we just wait to see how this virus treats our school year, and if we end up staying in the building or not!

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Girl's Beach Trip

This year's girl's weekend wasn't really threatened by a hurricane (although there was one we had our eye on), but making sure there were no Covid exposures, and setting the dad's up to do all the back to school events while we were gone made for another crazy year! As always though, we had a wonderful time together, and filled our time with sleeping in, sharing stories, laughing lots & making memories!

We made a stop on our way to the beach at our favorite restaurant, Provisions, and when we were done, we found out I had a flat tire... Kelli made a great effort at fixing it, we called AAA, and were ultimately found by a bunch of random people who stopped to help & ultimately fixed the tire and plugged the hole! It was a rocky start to the trip, but we made it!

As soon as we were unpacked, we poured a drink and headed right to the bay for some lily pad floating!

This year, we saw, crabs, eels, sea turtles, jelly fish and dolphins in the bay!


There was an awesome lightning storm we watched in the clouds across the bay one night!

The trip wouldn't be complete without another trip from AAA... this time for Maddie's dead car battery! It's a wonder we made it there and back safely at all! Thanks Dad for my AAA membership!

The memories from this year were amazing! Love you ladies!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

A Day at the Lake

Our neighbors and us all went in on a big pontoon rental together, and we had an awesome day together on a lake in our area... We fit 17 of us on the boat and had so much fun riding, swimming, floating, eating, tubing & chasing a storm at the end! We're so thankful to have such fun friends to do life with!



A storm quickly moved in, so it was a race against the clock to get back before the downpour started! It was a crazy ending to an awesome trip!

Prom Time!

It was prom weekend here, and Abby had an amazing time with her friends! When did we get old enough for this?!?!?!?! My awesome assistant an...