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Today’s a play day

We’ve just been playing today.  We came up to my parents’ to visit my husband for the weekend.  This is a relatively short road trip for us, about 4 hours.  🙂

He had to work today, so the kids decided to fish off my parents’ dock today.  It was a great opportunity to get some photos, and then I got some landscapes.  Thought I’d share a few of them here with you.  🙂  If you’d like to see a few more, please feel free to take a look at my photography site, and see them.  🙂

Here’s some of the kiddos playing.  The landscapes are too large to upload, so feel free to check out my photography page to see them.

Hope you enjoyed!  😀


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Surfside with the Fam

We’ve been at Surfside Beach this weekend with the fam:  my parents, my sister, her husband, their two boys, my cousin (actually my late cousin’s husband, and we’ve adopted him  🙂  ), his two boys, and me, my hubby, and four of our kiddos.  We’ve got a 3-bedroom beach house for the weekend, thanks to my AWESOME parents, and it has been a BLAST!!! I have spent more time out of doors this summer than I have in many years, and am just now realizing how much I’ve missed it.  I miss the beach, the sound of the surf, the call of the gulls, and the gulf breeze.  I’ve missed looking for shells and just sitting in the warm water.  I’ve missed being uncomfortably hot and knowing the only way to cool off is to either go inside for a while (and watch the surf from the living room window), sit in a shady area and feel the gulf breeze, or jump in the water with the boogie board for a while.  😀  I usually choose the boogie board, but on rare occasions, I’m tired of being sticky, so I jump in the shower and change into regular clothes and spend some time on the beach and/or on the porch of the beach house.

The boys really enjoyed it, too.  What a fun time!!!  Thought I’d share just a few pictures from the weekend.

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Pool Day

So we went to Cecil pool. It’s almost hard to remember what it looked like when it was Cecil Field now. Here’s just a few pics of the day. 🙂

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Illinois Trip Day 1

We left today (Wednesday), and spent the night with my sister and her family in Dallas.  We really didn’t make any stops along the way, except for dinner, as this is a trip that we’re really familiar with.  We drove up Hwy 77, which is a gorgeous drive, and then hopped over to 35 in Waco.  From there, we made our way to my sister’s house.

I half-jokingly remarked that I’d kind of forgotten about driving in Dallas as two cars flew past me while I was cruising at 70 on Hwy 75.  🙂  I remember that driving in Dallas tests your aggressiveness factor, so I stepped up the speed and stayed in my lane until the exit.

As we’d had a bit of a delay getting started, we arrived about 8:30pm.  We spent a couple of hours talking with my sister and brother-in-law… things are going pretty well for them, and I’m really glad.  Jack was a cutie, and he and the twins were running around (and getting yelled at by the adults to stop running…lol) almost instantly.  I cuddled and played with Davis while we talked.  Around 10:30, everyone called it a night and we headed off to bed.  We were up around 7am the next morning, getting ready and trying to stay out of Kris & John’s way while they went about their daily routines.  🙂  We left there around 9am, after a brief moment of panic when I had locked my phone and my sunglasses in the house.  😛

More on Day 2 of the trip tomorrow… 🙂

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