Tuesday, June 7, 2011


My lack of blogging lately has nothing to do with nothing to blog about and everything to do with so much to blog about that there's no time.

Did that make any sense at all?

Summer is the best and busiest time of the year around here for us. I love it. Love. Love. Love. I think around this time every year I tell Chris I want to pick up and move where it stays warm year-round. Then he brings me back to reality and tells me that Wetumpka, Alabama is where our businesses are established - you know, the businesses that are our livelihood.

Oh. Yeah. Oh well. You can't have it all.

The boys are at VBS this week so I decided to make time to post about our latest happenings. I know I'll regret it if I don't. So...

Memorial Day weekend... It was spent with my husband and my four loves. It doesn't get any better than that.

We kicked off the weekend with some time at home, picking blackberries, grilling out, and swimming.

 And yes, even Umby picked one.
But just one. ;)
We learned a few new tricks too...

We also spent a day on the lake. It was our first this year but definitely not our last.
I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to be sitting beside Chris riding down the lake looking at those four little heads in the front of the boat. :)

It was a great day - I was feeling especially blessed.

Last week Martha and I became "HysterSisters." :) She joined my mom and me in the surgically-induced-menopause club. Sounds fun, doesn't it?!? Thankfully everything went well, and she is recovering beautifully. While she was out of commission my parents, Dawn and I took turns taking care of GaGa and Mags. We had a lot of fun while they were here. Bethany and the boys always enjoy spending time with their cousins. Mary Lou was my and B's little sidekick and as always, Claire hung right in there with the boys.
More tricks.

Don't you all wish you had an "Aint" Dawnie. She's one of the funniest and most fun people I know.

M & M are always up to something:

Nothing says family like a few good chicken fights:

Good times.

I'm almost ashamed to admit that the last time we used our camper, this is how Reid camped out:
That was four years ago. It has been stored at Chris' parents since then. For one reason or another (or 20) it just never worked out to get it back here to use. Then after it sat for so long (which is not good for a camper), things needed to be fixed, etc. So I've been waiting for this weekend for a long time.

Chris took the camper to Wind Creek Thursday afternoon to have it all set up and ready for us for the weekend. It was well worth the wait because we had an absolute blast. The boys are at a great age for this. It's such great family time. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. The only thing missing was B although she'll tell you she didn't miss much. HA! :)The boys didn't really remember much about it since they were so young so they did their fair share of flipping every switch and opening every cabinet exploring.

Helping daddy
We even found colored Tiki torches

Time for popcorn, hotdogs and marshmallows:

I think for this one I said something about how the three of them were sitting together all roasting their wieners - they thought that was heelarious - boys!! haha
I think we burned more marshmallows than we ate but we had fun doing it.

If only I could've slept this good...

Of course Turbo couldn't let the weekend come to a close without injury. He fell off the swing hitting the ground with:
His mouth of course. Why is it always his mouth? And no, he's not poking his lip out. It was that swollen. He's a tough cookie, though, because a little ice and TLC later and he was begging his daddy for another ride on the jet ski. 

As much fun as it is, though, it's also a lot of work. Most of which falls on Chris' shoulders. I'm grateful I get to share my life with a man who enjoys spending time with his family and doesn't mind working hard to make sure we get to do just that. I hope we're making memories that our children will remember and talk about years from now.

We had to come back home for a few days to finish out a baseball tournament (post on all that later), but we cannot wait to go back. These are the days!

1 comment:

Ford Family said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! I love summertime, too!!!! It's so nice to not have a schedule! We are doing VBS this week! :) We are heading to Windcreek this weekend with my mom!