Monday, July 28, 2008

Beach pictures

So.. long overdue but when we went to Myrtle Beach earlier this month I took some portraits of Daniel and Nora.

Here is Daniel

Here is Nora

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Despite the kidney stone...

It was a great weekend!!

Thursday I was afflicted with yet another kidney stone so most of Friday was spent in a druggy haze.. luckily, my brother and sister in law are awesome and came down on Friday morning to help babysit Eli and me! This video is for them

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Eli's in love.....

... with his new swingset!!
Some neighbors of ours moved to Texas and left us their wooden playset. Our awesome neighbor Mike helped Josh a few weeks ago by grading and leveling an area in our backyard for it and my mom and dad were nice enough to come down this last weekend and help up put it in.. We added mulch made it level and...... TADA!! Eli has a slide and swing to play on every day, if he had it his way.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Myrtle in the Middle

This post is kinda late but there are so many pictures, It took me a while to get them up and this isn't all of them:)

Two weeks ago, Josh, Eli and I were graciously invited to spend a long weekend at Myrtle Beach (for a second time this summer) with our friends The Holtschneiders (from Willimasburg, Va), The McCloys (from Boulder, Co), The Schoonovers (from Reston, Va) and the Todds (from Newport News, Va). We all had so much fun that we are attempting to make it an annual trip, therefore I am naming it (because no one gave me any better ideas)....

Myrtle in the Middle!! because it is almost in the middle for us all...except for the McCloys who were coming to Virginia to visit anyway!

We had eight adults, two two year-olds, one three-year-old and a one-month old in one condo, along with Mrs. Todd, Andrew and James in another one... Believe it or not, it wasn't even that chaotic.. Eli loved having Nora and Daniel around to play with and the place we stayed came with a huge indoor water park with two kids areas, about eight pools, two water slides and two lazy rivers... it couldn't have been any better. (it's called The Dunes Village and I recommend it to anyone).. I could go on and on but really????.... don't you just want to see the pictures?

Here is the slideshow


My creative mind needs a project now and then and the lastest issue of Parents magazine reminded me of....... TIE-DYE!!! I actually have never tie-dyed anything before but always wanted to and this weekend my mom was coming in town so I thought it would be a cool project for Eli and I to do with her... of course, from the pictures you can see Eli helped for about... oh.... 5 minutes and then just wanted to dump the water back and forth, but I knew this was mostly for me anyway so My mom and I finished several T-shirts and other items... As you can see, Eli only needs so many T-shirts so some of our lucky friends will be getting packages from us in the mail soon:)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fourth of July

What a great weekend we had!! We spent time with family and friends and enjoyed the summer weather and great food!

Thursday night we went to the Sugar Hill festivities and saw some fireworks. Here are those pics.

Then Friday we were invited to the annual fourth party at Bill and Janet Hammocks house. They have a pool, sand volleyball court, great food and Eli's two best playmates as grand-children, Bryn and Dylan. We spent all day there and had so much fun. Here are those pics.

Saturday and Sunday we spent with my friend Ami and her fiance Blair at their dock on Lake Lanier.

We then spent the rest of the weekend with my family, who were great to come visit us.. recapping our great times makes me feel so blessed... I hope everyone else's weekends were great too!