Monday, June 30, 2014

the first night

we started our trip to vacation a bit different this year.
we left on Friday. around noon.
we stopped in festus for adam to make us matching shirts for our trip. but oh wait, he forgot to make himself one. :)  AND I didn't get a picture of us in our shirts....i'm slipping.
we ate lunch.
and then headed out.
we drove to about the middle of tenessee and started the hunt for a hotel.
we hunted. and hunted. and hunted some more.
it was like the night Jesus was born, there was NO ROOM IN THE INN.
there was some sort of a music festival going on and the lady told adam that there was not much of a chance we would be finding a room anytime soon.
luckily we found one right outside of Chattanooga.  it had a pool.  we got the last room. it was clean.
we were good.
we left the next morning and still had about 7 hours to go.
the girls expected us to arrive just after lunch, so the last leg of the trip was a bit hairy.
and it rained. hard.
we got there.
and did what we need to do first.

Monday, June 23, 2014

back to reality.

maybe my favorite photo from the trip.
we are back. 
after a fantastic week at the beach.
we are back to reality.
it's always a tough bite to swallow.
day 2 of vacation detox seems to be the worst so far.
surely tomorrow will be better. :)
~chat soon!

Monday, June 2, 2014

first and last day

so i'm behind.
as usual. but slowly, very slowly getting caught up.
the girls last day of school was a week ago this past Friday.
they were so excited, but so anxious about what the next year will bring.
of course they are head over heels about summer....
here was the first day of school this year.

The last day....
Picture cracks me up...the were patiently waiting for the carpool dad to pick up and he was coming down the street as I was like DON'T MOVE!

Sunday, June 1, 2014


I'm sure all are wondering about the chicks that adam brought home at easter....
they are tricky little fellows to grab a photo of.
the gals have been fun to play with.  and to keep up with.
our girls are in love with them. 
we built a fence in-d area for them this weekend, a chicken run, I believe they call it. 
dog kennel gone chicken yard....I call that up cycling. :)
here is a picture of three of the five.