Sunday, May 31, 2009
I got to sleep in and was then served breakfast in bed (and there was an Iced Capp of course!). I was given some cash for a shopping spree today to go buy some things for our little guy. We took a nice long bike ride and then got ready to shop. Not only did Cale give me the cash to spend, but he escorted me to the outlets and was a good shopping friend (and Haven entertainer) the entire time. We got some good deals and had a great afternoon planning and preparing for our son. A nice leisurely evening rounded out with a walk and an at-home pedicure made for a lovely day. I have the best husband husband in the world!
And the best part of the day was smiling every time I saw my son's picture. At this point they are all over the house so I don't have to go too far without seeing his sweet face. A Happy Mother's Day indeed.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We had a very full weekend that left us all wiped out. Some of it fun, some of it not. Friday night found us realizing that we are indeed a boring old married couple (not that there was much doubt!). We washed our windows and were actually kind of excited to do it because it meant we could cross it off our massive to-do list. (Side note: Remember that great idea I had to do my spring cleaning bit-by-bit? That got thrown out the window when we were gone for two weeks and then it took me a week to recover from being gone. I went into panic mode last week because I'd like to finish my spring cleaning while it is still, in fact, spring.) That's why we found ourselves washing windows on a Friday night. Party animals we are not.
Saturday was full of much of the same: yard work, house projects, purging, cleaning and organizing. We are whipping this house into shape and ridding it of all the excess stuff that overtakes us once in a while. It's a good feeling. We stopped long enough to grill ourselves some dinner and enjoy it out on the deck. It was a very productive day- the kind that fills you with a deep satisfaction as you lay down to sleep.
Sunday we went to church and then got ready for a picnic with our neighbors and some other friends. The kids splashed around in the pool and ran through the sprinkler and shot each other with water guns. We ate too much good food and drank too many ginger lime spritzers (or maybe just I did), but it was a great evening.
We spent Monday hanging out with friends and finished off our long weekend with a trip to Young's Dairy for ice cream and some animals. It was a nice way to finish a busy weekend- just the three of us hanging out and having fun.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Today we took turns hiding and searching for plastic farm animals in the sand. I foresee many hours spent digging and playing in our table top sand box; three bucks well spent!
Monday, May 18, 2009
-baskets of fresh, clean laundry ready to be put away.
-sitting on the back porch to work on my Bible study.
-trying something new for dinner.
-crossing things off my spring to-do list.
-our garden freshly planted.
-reading books to Haven that I loved as a child.
Simple things often bring me the most happiness.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
It is hard to see in this picture, but Haven was thrilled that we found a tiny purple starfish on the beach. One of our many treasures we found.
This picture is one of my favorites. It totally captures my girl! I couldn't see the screen of the camera for many of these pictures and this is one that turned out despite me! I'm so glad it did.
Hanging out on the porch of the Inn after eating some delicious seafood right on the beach.
This is our poor attempt at a family photo. We were all swinging on a swing on the porch. Sadly, this was the best one, but I wanted proof that I was there, too!
My two favorite people, goofing around on the beach. Cale really wanted to take this little trip because he knew Haven would love the beach. He couldn't have been more right. These two had so much fun together! I had fun, too, but I mostly sat in a beach chair and read!
On Sunday, we went to the Roanoke Island Festival Park. It was a great place to spend a few hours when we needed a break from the beach. They had a full size replica of a ship the English came to the area on, a settlement camp we could visit, a hands on museum of the island's history and an art gallery. Haven thought these people were funny!
We made one more stop at the beach before we headed back to Virginia. I LOVE this picture. And I LOVE the people in it! I promise it's not staged, either! Cale was just sitting like this and Haven went up and put her arms around him (and I was so glad I had my camera near by to capture it.)
Monday, May 11, 2009
Here's a favorite picture from the beach. More to come this week!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
We are currently in North Carolina and our little inn has wifi so I'm taking a break from my internet break to check in here. I'm still alive. Today I'm sandy, a tiny bit sun burnt on my shoulders and enjoying the slow pace of beach life. It all ends tomorrow, so I'm going to soak it up while I can.