Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Beach

I L.O.V.E. the beach and am so glad we are only a few hours away now.  The boys were hilarious and brave getting crashed over by strong waves.  Belle did not like the water at all, but loved the sand, and eating it.  GROSS. 

 Baby cousins in the sand pit.

 My sisters three girls on the left.  

 Hushpuppies....enough said.
 Chowing down while reading the funnies.

 Icecream walk on the Pier.

My sister and her husband found the greatest beach house.  The basement had a playroom filled with fun things. 

 See you again hopefully very soon beach.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


One of the things I am most excited about at our new house is the blueberry patch.  There are 99 blueberry bushes there, although we are not harvesting much this summer due to the huge deer population on our property.  Next summer we will have some fencing up around it and I hope we have berries coming out of our ears.

I had to get this picture in of Belle somewhere.  Her Grammy finds the cutest clothes for her.  I especially love this dress. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


I am finally caught up to present day life.  It makes me really sad that blogging is becoming such a thing of the past.  I love it. 
We are pretty much settled into our new home, with a few projects under our belt and about 500 ahead of us.
Belle exploring the house on move in day. 
 The boys getting acquainted with their new room.
 Popsicles on the back porch. 
Celebrating Poppi's 70th Birthday!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Imagine Dragons

While we were in Tennessee I had the most amazing opportunity to see Imagine Dragons perform....for free...and go backstage afterwards.  (Poor Bond missed out because he was busy driving a beastly Penske for us.)  While the opening acts were not so cool, and I was glad I had earplugs during them, the rest of the concert was SO good.  Probably the best concert I have ever been to.  That is saying a lot, cause in my book, I have been to some pretty good ones....Jack Johnson, Dixie Chicks, Switchfoot, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride (to name some of my favorites).  I think I had an adrenaline rush for about three days afterwards.  

During the final song, Radioactive, some super smart person chucked a bottle of soda through the air which happened to smash right into my face.  I immediately had a  busted lip and a huge goose egg on my eyebrow, 
Which later turned into this pretty number.  Needless to say I felt like a pretty hardcore rocker, and so lucky that it didn't actually hit me in the eye or get my teeth. 
It was totally worth it though.  Afterwards, we ventured backstage to meet the band.

By this point we had met everyone in the band except for Dan, the main singer.  We knew he had to go DJ an after party so we figured he had already headed over to the venue for it.  As we were chatting I saw him emerge from their dressing room/trailer and rushed over to him to try and snap a quick picture. If you know me, I am HORRIBLE of taking pictures on my own like this.  I almost always cut off someones head.  I can't believe how perfectly this one turned out. 
Before the band manager/his brother, rushed him off, we snapped this group photo.
My in-laws with their life-long friend, who is Wayne Sermon's dad (the guitarist).  Hence the rare ticket and backstage hook-up. 
Wayne with his wife and parents.
Awesome, unforgettable night.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Visiting Grammy at work.
 Grammy's Birthday Lunch.
 Gem Popsicles. 

Catching up with friends.
Eating at Sonic.
 Rockstar Baby.
Fun with cousins.
  Mmmmm, watermelon!