Thursday, July 24, 2014

It was Gritty...

So, we decided to go on vacation. It was spur of the moment. It was without a reservation. It was without a definite plan in place. We just got in the car and started to head South. We knew of some friends on St. George Island; we crashed their vacation. It was very Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson. What can I say? Our Summer has been busy, and this was our one shot at some time away. If you ever need tips on how to vacation without a plan, give me a call. I even forced J to go out of the way to let me eat at Saw's Juke Joint.  I have a lot of twitter friends who have been there, and I wanted to try it out myself. It was exactly like I had pictured it in my mind - only with better food and more attractive servers.

I haven't made the time to upload quality images, so these grainy shots will have to do. :)

The obligatory burying of a child...





The (deteriorating) float on her croakie...




The one picture where the two littles both smiled...




And then they immediately started jumping around...




And Hadley was lurking somewhere on the island... :)


Color me relaxed! I did not want to come home and go back to reality!!!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stale...Like Me...

Yowza! I have got to dust the cobwebs off the ole blog. I have been on vacation. Delicious. I did not want to come back to the real world. We'll talk more about my vacation and how we left town without a plan another day. Trust me; it is the exact kind of thing my family does.











We'll get caught up after I get rid of the webs...

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Monday, July 07, 2014

Who Needs Independence When I Offer Codependents?...

The holiday weekend was glorious. I was looking forward to the long weekend in a major way and was expecting it to be fabulous. It was.

Speaking of expectations....I saw this on failblog....


I laughed so hard. I cannot tell you the number of times I have said, "We'll just go for a couple of beers." And then.....You get the idea.


Believe it or not, I didn't take a single picture with my camera over the holiday weekend. I think I might have taken a couple on my phone, but seriously, I didn't even break out the Canon. What is up with that?

Have a great day!









Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Archimedes and Children...



I think children are awesome. I especially think my children are awesome, but all children get a solid thumbs up from me.
How can anyone not be smitten with a sight like this? 
She is so petite and displaces such a small amount of water, but the force she has on me far exceeds gravity.


This little, green kayak has been the main source of fun for Ella and Layton lately. The littles love to paddle around, and I love to watch them paddle around. 


The codependents are also very into swimming in the river here lately.

Oh, to jump from a pier with this much gumption!


To feel the water with such delight!


And then there's Hadley who barely smiles without a prompt from me. 

Oh, to be a sullen teenager!
She practically commandeered my kayak. 
Note to self: Buy another kayak, so Hadley will quit stealing mine.
Extra note to self: force Hadley to get in the sun; she is straight up white.



P.S. She had on a swimsuit under that Pink Floyd shirt. She was not running around pantless.

I don't actually think that youth are supposed to stand up on this kayak, but Layton and Ella take turns standing up while the other one paddles.


I don't think that kayaks are meant for naps either, but that didn't stop Ella from taking a rest break. Thank goodness she didn't fall asleep (just a rest) and also that she had a life vest on. Keep in mind that she is the child who took a nap on top of J's Jeep. DHR is going to come get me any minute.



Yeah, children might just be the best thing ever.