Summer Fun (Part 2)

                                                                         Gulf Shores

We had the opportunity to go to Gulf Shores for a week to help celebrate Madison's Sweet 16.  Madison is my best friend Janet's daughter.  We had such a great time celebrating, visiting, swimming, shopping and eating.  Such a great time in fact, I hardly took my camera out.  I did get a few shots
of Taylor and Madison on the beach and some sparkler fun on the Fourth.  Thank you Mack and
Janet for hosting us.  That was so generous and we had such a wonderful time.

                         The girls agreed to let me practice my "dusk" photography on them

                                                           friends since they were two

Pictures with Poppy

they were tired of my "practice photography" so they got in a few silly ones.

sparklers on the deck

the best part of the trip was getting precious time with our first grandchild
which included 16 total hours of windshield time
(not sure that was her favorite part)
we love you Tay

Madison and little bro, MacGregor

new friend Ann
love her

my bff Janet
love her

 wouldn't be 4th of July without watermelon ice-cream

our view from the 25th floor

from one side you see the ocean and on the other was the inlet

the houses were beautiful

the view from the living room

Happy Birthday Sweet 16.

Remembering to be grateful in all things:

752.  best friends
753.  a shopping trip for Muri
754.   watermelon ice-cream once a year
755.  left over XL sparklers from Kelly's wedding that still work
756.  God's beautiful ocean
757.  trips with grandkids
758.  new friends
759.  husbands who spell well
760.  the beautiful butterflies at the nursery today
761.  humble athletes 


Summer Fun (Part 1)

A question I've been asked a lot since I retired is "aren't you bored?"  We'll that would be a big no.  I'll be honest in saying I've never had a desire for a career.  I worked out of necessity and a means to an end.  I've always wanted to be a wife, mother, homemaker.....  Now that we are in the position that I don't have to work, I'm completely satisfied and not bored in the least.  I am however, Blessed.
                                            Just a little peak into what I've been up to.


                                                       Two visits this summer already.

                                                             swimming to be done

sprinklers to run it

after trying it out, a certain little buddy
decided to be better prepared for his next run through

Chuck E Cheese adventures

carriage riding

game playing

train watching

air hockey winning

playhouse sliding

trolley riding

carousel smiles

ballet dancing

Dora watching

tricycle riding

bubble bath taking

and chocolate tasting

Joining Ann's place for Multitudes on Mondays.

Remembering to be greatful for:

741.  sweet smelling kids just out of a bubble bath
742.  carousel rides
743.  the star spangled banner being played at the olympics
744.  my children returning home safely from trips
745.  girls riding pink bikes in pink tutus
746.  boys who love trains
747.  the blessing of being able to spend the summer with my grandkids
748.  fans
749.  fundraisers for Ethiopia
750.  new crayons 
751.  burger king crowns on 2 year olds