Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Saturday was our last day at the beach and we were determined to soak in every minute of it.
I got up early and headed to Thomas' Doughnuts for some breakfast treats. I couldn't decide and I really wanted a pink box so I ordered a dozen.
We had better luck Saturday with annoying people on the beach. Most people rent Saturday to Saturday so there were a lot of people leaving so we enjoyed a quiet morning on the beach.
I took this of our building from the pool area. I thought it looked cool. Probably because I'm a dork!
For lunch we headed to Spinnaker for a Paradise Cheeseburger. It was delicious. Carla and I walked since it was right on the beach. It was a little bit further than I remembered so we were glad we had a ride back.
I was rocking the beach hair. Ha.
I'm not really sure what I said but apparently it was funny. I may be biased but I think Patrick has such a pretty smile. I'm really hoping our kids get is teeth (He's never had braces!)
I was taking pictures of the water. Patrick thought I was taking pictures of his feet. I wasn't but then he stuck his monkey toes in this shot.
We were not all that hungry so we went to this German place and had some really bad beer and an awesome pretzel.
After the German place we went to The Back Porch for oysters, smoked tuna dip and a Bacardi bucket.
Patrick tried his first raw oyster. He did not enjoy it.
Carla enjoyed her Barcardi bucket.
Finally we made it to Tootsie's. The original Tootsie's is in Nashville. We tried to go when I was there a few years ago but my sister wasn't 21 yet so we didn't get to. We had a blast. The band was pretty good and we enjoyed singing and dancing like we were 21 again without a care in the world.
Then it was time to head home. I didn't want to leave Tootsie's because I knew it meant vacation was really over. We had the best time and really weren't ready for it to end. But all good things must end.
Sunday morning we woke up and started packing. We got the car loaded up and sat on the balcony taking in the last few minutes. I savored the moment with my chocolate covered rice crispy treat on a stick. It made leaving a little easier.
We were so excited to get home to Ally Bama but that was the only thing.
The boys at Pineapple Willy's
The girls. I couldn't open my eyes to save my life.
Playing Words with Friends. Carla hadn't played before so we got her hooked. We looked like dorks on the beach playing with our phones.
Patrick got burned. We had done so good all week putting on sunscreen but Friday he was a slacker and didn't put any on.
Doesn't that look yummy!
The boys were excited to eat. It was all so yummy.
We ended the night sitting on the balcony watching fireworks.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This child melts my heart. He loves Ally so much. As you can tell by the look on her face, she tolerates him.
We had a great Father's day celebrating the Dad's in our family. I've always been a Daddy's girl. I love spending time with him no matter the day.
Porter and Harper helped me find the perfect spot for a photo session with their Daddy and Grandaddy. Aren't they cute!
Daddy with his grandbabies. We were missing Drew. The kids weren't real excited about having their picture made.
Dad with his babies. There really aren't any words to describe this photo.
My brother an his babies. They were definitely over the photos by now.
I found this birds nest with an egg in it just sitting in a rocking chair on the porch.
We ended the afternoon with a friendly game of UNO. I love that I can still sit with my brothers and sister and still play card games. The kids are old enough to play too which makes it that much more fun.
After we left my parents we headed to see Patrick's Dad and mom. We had a nice time there too.
Today I received my certificate for completing my first year of bootcamp. I think I'm going to frame it! Carla said she was going to hang hers on the refrigerator so she'd see it everytime she got a snack. That's a pretty good idea too!
Monday, June 27, 2011
My best friend Kristen was busy last week worning on my new valances and cafe curtains for the kitchen. I love how they turned out. They are so fun and cheerful compared to what was there. I need to get some pink flowers for my blue mason jar.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Since we spent most of the morning inside we decided to venture out this afternoon. We headed to pier park. We did a little shopping and ended the afternoon with ice cream. Tony and Carla arrrived just before 10 and we've been having a ball!
I had the grilled shrimp with fried okra. It was the best grilled shrimp I've ever had. Patrick had fried shrimp he agreed it was the best shrimp he'd had too.
I've developed some sort of heat rash or sun poisoning on my chest and arms so I think we're gonna hang out inside today. Maybe do a little shopping not sure.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Patrick and I are enjoying the beach this week. We've got some wonderful people watching our home and dogs so we can relax for the week. We are blessed!
We headed down Sunday night after we finished our Father's Day festivities! My grandmother let us use her condo and we are so thankful. She has a wonderful place right on the beach. You can see water from every room it's amazing! (It's currently on the market if you or anyone you know is looking to invest in some ocean front property let me know) The beach is my second favorite place to relax, it would probably be first if the lake wasn't so close!
I finished the book I started and got bored so I played with my phone taking random pictures. This would be one of those!