Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spring Break in Pensacola

I've just got to set a limit of 5 pictures per post.  I get carried away and with my slow computer and limited computer skills it takes me forever to get a post ready. 

Finally . . . .here's our pictures from our wonderful Spring Break trip to Florida to visit Grams and Pops and check out their new place.

Thanks Grams and Pops - a good time was had by all, as usual! You guys have an awesome place (glad the hurricane didn't get you! ;) )

Here's the boys with some of the little fish we caught in nets.

What an awesome tree! Melissa enjoyed a good swing at Stew and Rebecca's.
So cute! The kids were looking down at a crab trap with crabs in it.  They were well entertained for some time!
James and Melissa gettings some sailing lessons from dad - who looks pretty relaxed letting them steer!
Dolphins! Eric and I went on a sail one morning and were surrounded by a school/pod (?) of dolphins. So cool!
Can you see the sling shot? We had to have our regular pirate wars. Can't tell you who won, but we had a good time!
Look at that view!
Pops and the kids at Peg Leg Pete's. Argh! and to the right -David showing off the 'dog house' he built for Sadie dog from Pops' scrap wood.
Melanie and Rebekah searching for shells in that beautiful white sand.
Big Daddy getting some relaxing time.

He stayed out of trouble for a minute ;)

New best friends - Veronica and Jack.  So cute!

What a great house!
Snuggling up with Grams when we first arrived - checking out the new house.
We were welcomed by the Blue Angels when we arrived in Pensacola - very cool!
David and Rebekah were a little premature with their life jackets - they put them on when we passed over the Florida state line.  So excited!
A couple of pictures in Tennessee.  We stopped to visit our good friends the Smith's.  We love them - they are so good to us! Thank you for letting us crash at your place and feeding us such yummy food! We love you!

On our way back home we stopped just north of Auburn to see if we could get some boots for James.  We had a lot of fun in the store.  We stopped in Auburn too, of course and looked around and had lunch.  How and why we got away without snapping any photos, I don't know.  I won't let it happen again - I promise! We love Auburn!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sweet Sisters

Rebekah regularly crawls into bed with Melanie. It's so sweet, she's such a snuggler and Melanie is so good to her. What a great way to end the day - to come in to check on the kids and find this sweet scene. Just after I posted this I went to bed and found Rebekah in Melanie's bed again.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


What can I say about this girl? She has her own style . . . she's a poser. . .she cracks me up! - and she's got a follower :o)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Skiing With James

This was not much of a Winter for skiing, but the kids enjoyed it anyway. It was James' first year, so I guess he didn't have anything to compare it to and he enjoyed it. He's a real speed deamon! Eric and I only went this one day this year - he took the morning shift and I took the afternoon. The girls had their friends to ski with, but luckily James isn't embarrassed of being seen with his parents - yet. (or maybe he is . . . .) We had a good time but this was the only time I got to ride the lift with him, the other times he jumped on ahead of me and then he flew down the hill so fast I told him he wasn't much of a ski buddy. If I had fallen and cracked my head he would have never known! Good thing I was okay! ;) He's a cutie!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cookie Dough and Chocolate Malts

Usually when I make cookies (almost always chocolate chip, since that's everyone's favorite) Melanie calls licking the mixing paddle, but she was gone skiing or something this time and Rebekah was all to happy to take the job. Mmm, nothing beats cookie dough! For some reason I don't often make these yummy treats, but they always remind us of Grandma Diane because we can always count on chocolate malts at her house! Wishing you could have been here to enjoy these with us!

Ice Hockey

Out on the new pond. Notice there's hardly a stitch of snow on the banks - what a wierd Winter we had.

James and Melissa are getting pretty good.

I think on this day we had Pat and Colleen, Erin and Brian, Kalin and Andy, Eric, Me, Melissa and James.

Friday, March 16, 2012

James Wrestling

This was James second year wrestling. He had a great time and is becoming a good wrestler.