Wednesday, August 31, 2016


With the kids at school, I had time to find some new chairs and a rug for the family room.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Windy day

There was a big wind gust and it blew one of the big umbrellas into the pool.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Back to Sunday

We made cookies and had ice cream. Bluebell started to sell my favorite flavor this week, but I haven't seen it here in Dallas yet.

Friday, August 26, 2016

A gentleman's guide to love and murder

We had broadway show tickets to see this musical tonight. It was great!
At the show!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Owen's assessment

Owen started out strong, putting the letters in alphabetical order. Then told the teacher he didn't need the rest.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The morning

The boys said good-bye to Julianne as she drove off.

Then they waited for the bus!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The boys loved school and loved the bus!

Owen has been ready to ride the bus for years! He has really enjoyed it!

Monday, August 22, 2016

The first day of school

Five kids, four schools, three bus routes, 2 proud parents, and 1 high school driver!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday at home

We got up, had church, had a swim team meeting, took Hannah to the airport, had a seminary mtg, did dinner and tried to get everyone to bed at a normal time (all while doing laundry).

bye Hannah!
At least we got to hold Baby Jane at church!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The long drive home

We all just kept thinking about the delicious gelato from the night before.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday at the beach

The ocean was the clearest and calmest on our last day, as if to tell us to stay there forever!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday at the beach

We did another round of family photos!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday at the beach

The kids used buckets and made a little aquarium. They caught jelly fish and sea cucumbers and fish and tons!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday at the beach

We took the underwater camera with the fish eye lens.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday at the beach

We went to the beach with our good friends, the Westover Family. Here is me and Camille.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Our first full day of relaxation!

I got up early and ran 6 miles. This was my sunrise view.

Owen was the first one up and ready to spend the day at the beach.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The beach!

This is the house we are staying in.

and this is the beach! We are gonna have a great week!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Driving to Florida - Seaside/Watercolor

Today is the start of our vacation.

We finally had to leave the first restaurant since we still had a lot of driving to do. We finally ate at another place.

Second dinner was a success. We made it to vicksburg, MS. and then stopped for the night. We are bringing Hannah Moore with us.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The aquarium

My days to just go to legoland and the aquarium are coming to an end. So I took Adam and Owen one last time before they head back to school.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Watching Phelps

Every night we are watching Michael Phelps in the olympics. He has won a lot of gold!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Summer projects

Adam finally doing one of his Christmas presents! Summertime for the win!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Our 20th Anniversary

so much has changed . . . and also not changed . . .