Thursday, July 19, 2007


Well, our vacation was wonderful. There were a few melt downs by the girls and well one from me too. We went to Myrtle Beach with my in-laws including my SIL, BIL, his girlfriend and their 2.5 month old baby. Here is the rundown of the week:

  • Sunday - It rained some so we just hung around the condo and went swimming in the indoor pool.
  • Monday - We tye-dyed t-shirts. We did it last year too and Olivia loves it. Sophia really didn't care one way or the other. More rain and more swimming in the indoor and outdoor pool (when it wasn't raining of course). The 5 adults went out to dinner and to see a show (Legends in Concert) while the kiddos stayed with Grandma and Grandpa.
  • Tuesday - We went to the beach!! The girls picked up right where they left off last year. We only stayed about 2 hours as it was hot, the girls were getting hungry and cranky. I had to take my FIL their extra set of keys because the ones he had were gone - we think in the ocean. That evening me, David, his brother and his girlfriend went to the outdoor terrace and listened to some Karaoke. David even sang 2 songs.
  • Wednesday - David, his dad and brother went deep sea fishing while me, the girls, sil and M went to Broadway on the Beach. I wish I could have stayed longer but the girls were cranky, Sophia wanted me to carry her and I couldn't rent a stroller as they lost the keys and couldn't rent me one. It seems the shoes she was wearing rubbed little sores on her toes.
  • Thursday - We went to the beach. After supper, we played putt-putt. It was the first time for the girls and they LOVED it! Did they do it exactly as they were supposed to? No but they had a great time.
  • Friday - We actually got to meet up with some friends from our travel groups there. We traveled to China with this family both times and Olivia and Sophia had a ball. They were at a different resort and we went up to visit with them. We went to the beach where some of the kids started building The Great Wall of China. David saw a bigger picture and built a sand castle complete with roads and cars. I don't know who had more fun David or the girls.
  • Saturday - We drove home and made it in about 12.5 hours.

So that was our week in a nut shell. I will do another post with more pics tomorrow. My next installment will be CAMPING. I must admit I am a bit apprehensive about camping this year after how our camping trip last July ended.

A little preview...

I know you are just waiting to see beach pictures so here is a little preview. I am hoping to post tonight a recap of our trip.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New look

I know I said the next post was going to be about our vacation but I changed the look of the blog and wanted to make a post about it. I have been wanting a new look for quite some time but me being the non-computer savvy person I had to find an easy template to download to change it. I would have liked to have a banner of the girls picture but I found this and liked it so there you have it. Tell me what you think!

Next post really will be about vacation - I promise!

Monday, July 16, 2007

AHH picnic

Well, I was a little disappointed with the AHH picnic this year. They moved locations - too far out of town - and changed the way food was done - no longer catered. They had food vendors that were supposed to be there until 6:00 pm but as luck would have it they were sold out and gone by 2:30! The were supposed to have more bouncy things but they actually had less than previous years. It didn't seem like there were as many people there this year either. I could name probably 20 families that I know that didn't go. Those are just a few of my disappointments but on to the good things!

We had a good time hanging out with our friends all weekend. We arrived at our hotel Friday afternoon and went swimming while we waited for some friends to arrive. We met a travel mate (D) and her darling daughter (M) at a restaurant for supper and had a good time catching up with her. Unfortunately her hubby (J) was out of town and we didn't get to see him but their daughter is getting so big I think it might be time for them to move her out of the sink and into the tub for baths! ;-)

We arrived at the same time as our two time travel mates the Elkins family. We hadn't seen their oldest (AK) since we returned home from China and it was wonderful to see how she's grown. Sophia had a great time hanging out with their youngest (L). We got to meet their boys and see their oldest daughter again. (She went with them on their/our second trip to China.) We saw my DTC buddy Laurie and her family and it was great getting to see her again. We went through so much together while we were waiting and I loved seeing her. Love ya Laurie!!

After the picnic, we went back to our hotel. We swam a bit, ate pizza and the kids played outside together while the adults talked and caught up some more. I hope the Elkins' can come back soon! I love all of our travel groups and miss them terribly. I will share just a few pictures from the weekend.

Olivia, Sophia and M playing at the pool

Olivia at the picnic

AK and Olivia swinging

This is how I found Sophia Sunday when I went looking for her to eat lunch: