Thursday, June 26, 2014

Farewell Party

Yesterday a bunch of my friend's gathered for a pool party and to wish me farewell.   It was so fun!    The kids swam in the pool, we ate great food, had fun cupcakes, took fun pictures and laughed a lot!

I love this picture of Caleb on the car ramp

My awesome personalized beach towel from Jen!

Snoozing twinies who just turned a month old yesterday (even though they aren't due for another couple of days!)

Haha, Caleb!

Tiffany and Sadie

Tire swing fun

Some of the boys at lunchtime

That's a lot of kids!

Tiffany is a swim instructor, so Caleb was having a "lesson" =)

Super fun cupcakes my friend, Jen, picked up!

I saved the picks to make some fun, "Floridian" treats for new friends in Kansas!

Love these girls!
Stephanie, Tiffany, Jen, Denise, Amanda, Robin and Mary Edith

Being goofy

This was Tiffany's idea  =)

Fun Florida themed gifts from some of my friends!

...down to 24 hours now... Cuh-razy!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Family Photos, June 2014

We really haven't taken a family beach photo since our family only had three people, so I thought it was time...

I'd been wanting to do a shoot at this pier for a while, but just hadn't had the chance, so I decided we would be it!

Photographing my own family all together is a little different than what I normally do... =)  Turns out there's a lot to be said for actually having a person standing behind the camera.  Ha!

We also aren't all coordinating, since, when we saved out clothes from the packers... I wasn't planning to do pictures, so this was the best we could muster! =)

This one makes me laugh!

That's better

Love this

Love that big (non cheesy) smile!

My loves

My handsome man

Love him so much!

I really like how it looks under the pier, and this is where I'd hoped to take the bulk of our pictures, but there was already a photographer doing a session here and she graciously let me snap a couple in between.

... then we let the kids free

Happy little stinker

They're not going to see this much water again for...?

This one is so awesome!! =)

Little beach feet

...and this concludes my official last Floridian photo shoot... thanks for stopping by =)

Oh... Changes

This is the week that things got real!

This beast lumbered up in front of our house on Tuesday and my heart was flooded with a hundred different emotions... anticipation, excitement, sadness, nervousness...

Let's get this adventure started!

Sweet boy taking a nap on the jet ski tube in the midst of all the confusion =)

"Put me in a box!"

Sam gets him all ready to go =)

I Love that this boy loves to read!

The tube also made for a good spot for snuggling and reading together =)

After the movers pulled away, we were left in our echoing house with no furniture except the couch (which we've since thrown out), the IKEA coffee table (which will be thrown out tomorrow), air mattresses and a couple folding chairs we borrowed from the Pennys.   Meals are being eaten on the floor on paper plates, laundry is being done at a friend's house and the kids are running out of things to entertain themselves with besides... running around.   We were at the grocery store yesterday and Moriah asked if we could get a watermelon.   I almost said sure and then said, "Uh, no - we have nothing to cut it with." =)

A friend brought us dinner last night which was awesome!!   We will be happy to be back in our own beds and I will give the washing machine a kiss when I see it next!

On Saturday, we went to the HOT residency beach bash.   The kids had fun swimming and it was fun to have another chance to see people that we'll be leaving so soon,

Beach boy chowing down some Cheetos

My friend, Sydney

Treyson and I will his parents were playing beach volleyball

There was  Giant water slide set up that we were allowed to use....


Philip and Riah (it was soo steep!)

Philip and Caleb

My Last shoot (other than our own) sandy little toes at the beach

On Sunday we took our last trip to our favorite donut place...

...and later that morning I went to a delicious brunch with Melissa and Abby!   It was so nice to be able to relax for a couple of hours in the midst of the craziness and have some girl time...

Our pretty drinks!

Abby, Me and Melissa

That afternoon, we met up with the Pennys at the Latham's to swim and grill out.

Brooke and Moriah's awesome jumps

Philip gets some air!

Caleb, unfortunately, has no fear =)

Big jump off of Daddy's shoulders

Haha!   This one cracks me up!

It started raining, so they all snuggled up in the guest room and watched the Lego Movie

Getting creative with the magnatiles... one of the few toys we saved