Monday, July 26, 2010

Beach Bums

We spent the last week in Surfside Beach, SC. It was a wonderful place to take the kids. The beach was well maintained, very clean, and most importantly not overcrowded. The kids loved the beach and the pool at the condo. They had a great time splashin in the waves, digging for shells and crabs, and building sandcastles. We loved being able to stay right on the beach. It made the logistics so much easier. Here are a few collages of some of my favorite pictures. I took probably close to 200 while these really are the favs.

And as much as I'd like to say I'll catch up on blogging, I probably won't anytime soon. School starts in 3 weeks and 2 days...I have so much to do it's not even funny. And I'm a bit's hard enough to plan a new year but to do it in a new school and having not taught for 3 years makes it a bit more stressful than ususal. We also will be moving to the new house right after school starts so I have to pack at the same time. Add in there that I have to put my babies in school after staying home for 3 years with them and I'm a bit emotional right now. Blogging is not my first thought, but I promise to at least update once a week until things settle down. Love to all...especially all our family out there. We miss you!
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Better Late Than Never

Here's the rest of the pictures from our trip home for the 4th.  We had loads of fun seeing everyone.  Monday was by far the best...It was us, my parents, and my brother's clan all hanging in the pool, playing and having fun.  It was like the days of summer when I was younger.  I loved it!!
Lili and Daddy hanging in the pool

Toby and this not the picture of summer?

Lili and Aunt Des

Don't worry, he wasn't hurt.  He tried this after seeing Uncle Dave do it.  Aren't Uncles the best? ;)

Uncle Dave and Daddy... the firework kings

Once upon a long time ago, in grade school, we were the 3 Amigos.  I'm blessed to be able to call them friends still.

The 4th parade with the fam

It was H-O-T

Really hot...she would only come out of her tent for candy :)

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Monday, July 12, 2010


So as some of you already know, our landlord offered us the house we are renting.  When we turned him down he put the house on the market (unbeknownst to us).  We have been trying to find something to rent or buy to protect ourselves in case this house sells quickly.  We even talked about just buying from the landlord.  But we found a FANTASTIC realtor who talked with us about everything.  And because she believes in knowing everything before you purchase, off she took us on a tour of newly constructed homes.  Well we weren't planning it, but we found a great house at one-hell-of-a-deal and we placed an offer and the builder accepted it.  It's in the next town south of us and adds only a few minutes to our commutes.  The house isn't even finished yet, as you can see in the pictures.  Its 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and the downstairs has an open floor plan.  It has 2303 square feet and best yet a level nice sized back yard that walks right out from the kitchen for the kids.  And even better still our "neighbors" in back of us live on farms and right behind us has.....HORSES!!!  Me and Lili are thrilled.  We close on the house towards end of August.  We realy excited since we will have PLENTY of room, we expect visits from everyone.  No excuses now. :)

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer Fun

Friday, July 2, 2010

FFF: U Pick

We had so much fun visiting family and friends in Missouri!  And I had so much fun playing with my camera...especially at the barn.  These top 3 are my absolute favorites.  There was a homemade barn swing t they had loads of fun with.  They especially liked playing with the grandson of the owner.  He was awesome with them.  And two of my favs are of him swinging.

A few more of my favorites from our time on the Farm in Missouri

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