Sunday, September 28, 2014

back to school 2014

 yep, that was Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, first day of the 2014/2015 school year:)
 our Lil' Lady off to Kindergarten, marking the first time in 15 years that everyone is off to school!

 the First Lady... last year of elementary and a big ol' fifth grader!

 our second in ninth grade at the high school, and excited to be off that dreaded middle school bus behind him that comes waaay to early:)

and then our First, blazing the trail in tenth grade this year with mama trying to forget he's only got 2 years to go:(
 it was a spectacular summer full of sand & waves, baseball & softball and plenty of friends stopping by!
but we're ready for this school year to start. 
 because ya know, you can't make it to next summer vacation unless you start the new school year first :)
 and we're all about that!
 except for one lonely pup who not so crazy about them going away each day. but she'll be right there at the door for all 3 buses that bring them home!
Have a happy school year!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

images from our summer vacation 2014

 view from our condo...boy do I miss that!
 Harbor Walk Village
 the one picture, ever, that I see a resemblance of me in my daughter:)
{she's so much better looking than me!}

 hangin' with the bros

 there was a time when there was only 3:)

 so we walked to a secluded part of the beach and climbed the rocks to get these shots.
 it wasn't easy...the waves were crashin' and the rocks were slippery with seaweed
 but we gott'em...and this was my favorite above. if you look close enough there's a friend hangin' out with us in the center top.
 here's a close up of him!


 at least one was gettin' a bit grumpy..can you tell which?


 she loved the sea, but not the sand. it was tough to explain to her you couldn't have one without the other:)

 sisters watchin' videos in bed
 this was Gus...our captain and guide for parasailing. we put our kids lives in his hands and believe me...he was quite capable
 the jelly fish stings on our First Lady
 the Lil' Ladies first trip to Steak & Shake!

 our trip down...a 20 hour road trip with 4 kiddos. they did awesome!

 1,200 feet up!

 waitin' to go out in the boat and up in the air!
 we got to see a few dolphins on the way out
 the look on our oldest's face is priceless. he said he was just realizing it was a D ring about to hold them up in the air

 just a yellow dot in the sky!

 a quick dip before reeling them in

we all agreed Destin was one place we would all definitely return to...maybe some day!