The Rest of Our Cruise

Saturday morning we were still out at sea traveling to Cozumel. We ate breakfast then the kids participated in the Dr. Seuss parade. Then we went to a play and they chose Charlie to be Thing 1. ๐Ÿ™‚ IMG_1862IMG_1865IMG_1866IMG_1867IMG_1875IMG_1879After the play, we ate an early lunch at 11 and then we were ready to get off the ship at noon. We took a boat out to 3 different reefs to go snorkeling. It was SO MUCH FUN! Check out some of the pictures…IMG_2090IMG_2091IMG_2092IMG_2093IMG_2094IMG_2095IMG_2096IMG_2097IMG_2098After snorkeling, we ate at this amazing Mexican restaurant. It was the BEST. Oh my! Y’all, I seriously want to go back for the food.IMG_1880IMG_1883Then we did some more sightseeing and shopping and headed back to the ship that evening.IMG_1884Here we are at dinner…IMG_1887IMG_1889IMG_1890After dinner we played putt putt while the sun set.IMG_1891IMG_1893IMG_1894Then went for a night time swim!IMG_1895The next morning we headed to the Dr. Seuss character breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_1896IMG_1897IMG_1898IMG_1899IMG_1900IMG_1901IMG_1904IMG_1902Then we went to a towel animal puppet show.ย IMG_1905After that we went swimming…for hours. It was actually so so nice. The kids are at a great age where they play and find other kids. Mommy even had fun on the three water slides!IMG_1911IMG_1912IMG_1918IMG_1919IMG_1920IMG_1923Ice carving…IMG_1925IMG_1949IMG_1952That evening we got cleaned up, went to dinner, and another show. It was so good!IMG_1934IMG_1939IMG_1941And of course one more trip to the candy store. ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_1942IMG_1926The next morning we woke up around 8, packed up, went to the dining room for breakfast, and were ready to get off the ship at 10am.IMG_1944IMG_1948 It was such a wonderful time away just the four of us. I’m so thankful for my family. ๐Ÿ™‚ We used these last year to travel to the Bahamas and this year to Cozumel. I’m hoping for many more uses in the near future! ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_1954

Published in: on June 12, 2017 at 2:45 am  Leave a Comment  

A great start to summer…

Wednesday, May 31 was the last day of school for Anna Claire and Charlie. Second grade was wonderful! Here are pictures from their last day: IMG_1765IMG_1770IMG_1766IMG_1767IMG_1768IMG_1769They had a half day that day and got out at 11. We hit the road after school and headed towards Miami, FL! IMG_1772We made it to Vero Beach and stopped for the day. The next morning we got up, had breakfast at the hotel, and hopped in the car to get to Miami. By 12:30 we were eating lunch on our cruise ship!IMG_1773IMG_1774IMG_1775And of course since it was so nice out, the kids were so ready to change and get in the water!ย IMG_1776IMG_1779IMG_1783At 4:00 the ship set sail. We enjoyed ice cream, chess, dancing, and music. Afterwards we headed to our first dinner. Our waiters Gusti and Katya were wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_1784IMG_1785IMG_1788IMG_1789FullSizeRender 11IMG_1794IMG_1795IMG_1798IMG_1797After dinner, we went to a game show, then played ping pong, ate more ice cream, played bingo, then headed back to our room for the night to get ready for a fun day in Key West the next day!IMG_1799IMG_1801IMG_1805IMG_1807IMG_1810

KEY WEST!! We ordered room service because it was an early morning and we wanted to make the most of our time in Key West. We had so much fun! IMG_1811IMG_1812IMG_1813On our trolley ride, the driver gave the kids a water gun to shoot people as we drove past. They thought it was hilarious!IMG_1815IMG_1816IMG_1817IMG_1818Ernest Hemingway’s house:IMG_1820IMG_1821IMG_1822IMG_1823Y’all, chickens are everywhere! It’s so crazy.FullSizeRender 12IMG_1828IMG_1829IMG_1831IMG_1832Gotta have some key lime pie!IMG_1838IMG_1840IMG_1845The kids went swimming when we got back on the ship, then we showered, played some cards in the room, and headed to dinner.IMG_1846IMG_1847IMG_1849IMG_1851IMG_1855IMG_1856IMG_1953After dinner we saw a great show, stopped by the candy store, and came back to the room to watch a movie and head to bed. We had a great day!IMG_1857IMG_1859IMG_1860IMG_1861

Next post will have our adventures in Cozumel and our day at sea!

Published in: on June 10, 2017 at 3:18 am  Leave a Comment  

Wrapping up May

Thursday evening we headed to St. Stephens to watch Parker’s preschool graduation. ๐Ÿ™‚ Those little ones did a great job!IMG_1685IMG_1690Friday, the PTA purchased 800 cupcakes for all of our students, teachers, and staff at OGES as well as 30 balloons to decorate the cafeteria tables. It was a sweet treat for our school on the last full day of school. ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_1696IMG_1705That night we had our first swim of the season at Caroline’s super fun end of the year party!FullSizeRender 10IMG_1701IMG_1702Saturday, Cortney and I ran in a 5k. The kids and I then headed to Lifeway to register for our summer reading .IMG_1704Sunday we headed to Isle of Palms with the Broadwells. It was a beautiful day! We always have such fun together. ๐Ÿ™‚ So thankful for their friendship.IMG_1706IMG_1707IMG_1708IMG_1711IMG_1715IMG_1724IMG_1725IMG_1726IMG_1741Then we headed downtown for dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_1727IMG_1730IMG_1731After dinner we walked through the market then headed to different candy stores. ๐Ÿ™‚ They like the one in the middle of the market and we like the one at the end. We like this one because we love the homemade pralines and the kids like watching them make the goodies like caramel covered apples and chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels!ย IMG_1736Monday morning AC and I made a homemade pound cake. Since we got back so late from the beach, we all just hopped in bed, so I spent most of my day washing the towels and swim suits in addition to everyone’s bedding because it was sandy! Devin had to work that morning but got off early at 11:30, picked up the kids, took them to lunch, and then the zoo so I could cook. My mom, dad, Melanie, her friend Nicholas, and Pa came over for supper. We enjoyed our time together. I’m so thankful for those who gave their lives fightingย for our country.IMG_1745IMG_1747IMG_1746Today the kids had a party at school. They played fun minute-to-win-it style games and had a yummy brunch of chick-fil-a chicken minis, donuts, grapes, oranges, yogurt, and chex mix! We have been blessed with wonderful teachers…Mrs. Trish when they were 2, Mrs. Dorothy & Mrs. Elizabeth when they were 3, Mrs. Ninette & Mrs. Kelly when they were 4, Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Parker in kindergarten, Mrs. Howell in first grade, and now Mrs. Stone in second grade. She has been a great teacher and the kids have had a fantastic year!! We are SO thankful for her!IMG_1750IMG_1751IMG_1753IMG_1754I snapped this picture this afternoon while he was reading to me while I was folding clothes. Love love love!IMG_1756So tomorrow is the last day of second grade. I can not believe it! Now on for some summer fun!!

Published in: on May 31, 2017 at 4:35 am  Leave a Comment  

TBT 2014

I can not believe these precious little ones are finishing second grade next week! FullSizeRenderIMG_1613IMG_1614Love them!!!

And I can’t believe it has been 4 years since Roscoe died. ๐Ÿ˜ฆย IMG_1675

And a few new things…Tuesday they had Kid’s Choice Awards in their class. The kids were the announcers and it was so cute! Charlie got the “most athletic” award and AC got the “love of learning” award. IMG_1655IMG_1665IMG_1657IMG_1661IMG_1660IMG_1670Wednesdayย was career day. Aunt Spencer came and talked about music therapy. The kids were so happy to have her!IMG_1679IMG_1677IMG_1678

Published in: on May 25, 2017 at 12:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Field Day, Football, and Fun with Friends

The kids had a great time at field day this year…car wash water relay, dizzy bat, big shirt relay, home run derby, noodle tag, hoola hoop obstacle, pizza delivery race, basketball competition, back to back ball squeeze, tug of war, dance party, and popsicles! So fun!FullSizeRender 8FullSizeRender 9IMG_1603IMG_1604IMG_1605IMG_1606IMG_1607 Charlie’s football team made it to the second round of playoffs on Thursday. They came up 6 points short of making it to the final championship, but Charlie did a great job!ย IMG_1611Friday night we went out to dinner with my Pa, mom, dad, Uncle Randy, and Aunt Eva to celebrate Pa’s 81st birthday. We had a wonderful time celebrating with him! ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_1628Afterwards, since we were downtown in the Vista, Devin and I walked with the kids to Kaminsky’s. AC, our little sweet tooth, was in heaven! {speaking of sweet tooth…this child has lost 2 teeth in 3 days!} It’s so neat to walk around with them because they took it all in…stopping to listen to people on the street playing music, watching people, etc.IMG_1630Saturday morning we went to watch sweet Carson play tee-ball. ๐Ÿ™‚ Charlie was so proud of him!IMG_8162After that we headed to Harbison to get new shoes and eat lunch at the mall. That afternoon and evening we watched some of Anna Claire’s friends in their dance recital and ballet. It was so good! ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_1636IMG_1639IMG_1642Sunday, has been a great day…church then a day at home. Glorious! Now on to the last full week of second grade…bittersweet.IMG_1651

Published in: on May 22, 2017 at 3:34 am  Leave a Comment