Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

We had a awesome Memorial Day! We had family and our special guest was our daughter that came back for leave from Iraq. We surprised the grandparents with her visit! Our girl is home safe and now resting from the long travel time. We are feeling very blessed!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Signs of Summer....


We had Faith Factor at church on Wednesday for children's ministry. The kids had to memorize scripture and if they did not know the verses they had the option to eat these yummy but ugly dishes....

Monday, May 24, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010


The bird came to visit today. The dog was safely hidden away. This shot is sooc. I tried to edit it but I ended up liking the original the best.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Bird watching on the patio while we were doing school. My dog was watching too!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Some flowers that I thought were beautiful!

This should be a separate post, but I thought I would throw this in here. We are waiting on chicks to hatch. Why? Not sure! We are definitely city folk but I thought this would be a fun way to end the school year for my girl.

My Mother's Day flowers still hanging around....


Friday, May 14, 2010


Can't move without my cup of joe!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Bottle Brush Flower...

Monday, May 10, 2010


Paradise! Bird of Paradise!

Friday, May 7, 2010

365-129 Home Again...

Well, we have had a wonderful week of fun in the sun and now we are heading home. What a blessed time we had with our friends and our family. The Lord is good. He is good all the time no matter if we are at the beach or not. Some of our highlights were the endless play in the waves, finding the seal on the beach, running on the beach (my fave), ice cream on the pier (which is why I HAVE to run on the beach), the zoo, campfires and lastly, two kids got stung by jelly fish today! Yikes! No, we did not pee on them! We poured alcohol on the wound and covered with hot compresses. I was calm, which is a minor miracle. One of the girlies that got stung would have gone nuts if I panicked. So, I composed myself. We also made our hand and foot prints with plaster of paris in the sand. I got the idea from "Balancing Beauty to Bedlam." It was great fun and now we have a cute memory to take home.


Oh, so many pictures. I am not sure which one to pick. Went to the zoo yesterday and took a lot of awesome images. Here are a few.....

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Different perspective...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


More beach pictures!

Monday, May 3, 2010

365-124 and more!

Okay, there is more than one picture for this post.... Lots of fun times and funny things going on this week. The first one is of the tide coming in. In the next, we were on a run in the morning when we came across a seal "beached." People were hovering around him and pouring water on top of him. We stopped, looked and kept running. On the return, they were still there. So, I thought, being a homeschooling mom, I need to get the kids and let them see this. So, I finished the run, picked up the kids and drove back.... yes, I said drove back....and the seal and all these people were still there. Took a dozen pictures or so and listened to the smart people. :) They were calling Sea World, the Zoo and the fire department. Honestly, they were probably there for 3 hours trying to figure out what to do about this poor seal. Then, down the beach, a life guard truck, zooms..and stops, gets out and with his bull horn says "back away from the wild animal." Then he proceeds to tell us that it is a federal offense to be that close to a seal. What? They have a law about how close you can be to a seal? Give me a break....(don't get me started about that). So, because we were all "law abiding citizens," we backed away. And guess what?? Thirty seconds after we backed away, the seal heads back to the ocean... DUH!!! Did we all feel stupid! All everyone had to do was leave it alone... God gave that animal instinct to do what he is supposed to do. Some of the people in the group would not think it was God, sadly... but I knew...and so do my kiddos...
In the next picture, a family friend that is with us found a star fish. I am sure "they" may have a law against picking up a star fish, but the fish won't tell... shhh! Cool, huh?
And lastly, the evening approaches and we have a beautiful sunset... oh, what a day!

365-121-123 The Birds!

I was sitting on the beach watching my kiddos play in the water when I see these two birds fighting over some catch (food). I was amazed.... it was hilarious.... the dark bird was chasing the white seagull and trying to get the catch out of his mouth. The white bird won in the end and enjoyed his catch.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Finally here! Yeah! Here are a few of the pictures from the first day at the beach house. We had an awesome and relaxing day.