Sunday, September 23, 2012

Florida Trip 2012

We're back in Mississippi and I'm already missing our vacation. We had such a fantastic time! The beach was absolutely gorgeous, the weather was perfect, and the water was just beautiful. We didn't even get sunburned.

We borrowed Mom's car for our trip since it's roomier than ours. When we were about a mile from our hotel, the car overheated, so we had to creep along with our hazard lights on. We arrived at the hotel and called a tow truck. Luckily, the beach was within walking distance just outside our hotel, so we didn't need the car.

The kiddos weren't too thrilled to be in the ocean as much as they enjoyed the sand. Zac tried to carry them into the waves and both had a meltdown, complete with screaming and clawing. So, Leah and I buried James up to his shoulders instead.

We walked the shoreline and found a shallow area where the waves weren't so big, so the kids ended up enjoying the water. I found a few seashells (and a few dead fish).

We walked to the pier and watched dolphins swimming around. We even saw a baby shark and a school of sting rays.

I bought a pair of sandals and I believe they're the first pair that haven't caused blisters, even in the heat. We went to a few shops and even rode a Ferris wheel.

Zac lost his goggles when he went too deep in the ocean, THEN he lost his glasses trying to find his goggles. Oh, the humanity. I had to drive us home. It made for a good story, though... right? We stopped at a restaurant called Peg Leg Pete's on our way home. Best seafood ever.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Zac bought me a ukulele for my birthday! It's early, but that doesn't matter. I love it!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

To The Beach!

We're going to the beach tomorrow! I'm so excited! I'm not taking a laptop, so I'm going to update our trip when we get back.

I've got our suit cases stacked on the fireplace, ready to go. The kiddos are laying in my bed, fighting sleep. When Zac gets home from class, he's going to load up the car so we can leave first thing in the morning. Dad keeps reminding me to tie a rope to the kids' inner tubes so they won't float away and to coat them in sunscreen so they don't get cancer.. Always the optimist.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Homeschooling, Crocheting, Reading

I'm officially homeschooling as of today! I've created a "school zone" behind the sofa in our sitting room so everything is organized.

Lately, I've been crocheting a lot. I made Abbi a scarf last week for her birthday, but decided to try something a little more difficult... so I made a Pikmin. I also made a mermaid, but she's so creepy-looking, that I don't want to keep her.

It's hurricane season, so Mississippi has been getting rained on something awful. I'm loving the rain, though. What better weather to curl up with a good book? I actually finished reading The Birth Order Book by Kevin Leman. It was really interesting. A lot of what he wrote about middle children applies to me, so I felt like I was reading a story about me.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Abbi's Birthday

Abbi turned 10, so we went to her party at the park. I crocheted her a scarf in her school colors. She loved it.