Wednesday, July 29, 2009


So, here's what I decided about me and blogging. I always feel like I have to have something really important to say before I write, or at least something that would be of interest to those family and friends who read it. I put this pressure on myself for it to be formed, funny, or just something. I need to chill, eh? I started this in order to keep our far-away family in the loop more, to help us journal life, etc...and yet that's not what's been happening because I put so much pressure on myself. So, I'm hoping that will begin to change.

As for what's going on here....we're just doing the summer thing. Pool, beach, Y, and lots of games and puzzles. I'm so impressed with how the kids are doing swimming. They both started the summer with NUTHIN', and I mean NUTHIN'. The hubs (a former nationally ranked swimmer) took on the task of teaching them and has done awesome. eWe is doing laps, and just yesterday began using an actual stroke. She loves diving down for rings and diving sticks and as of last weekend....doing cannonballs. Lil' C still wears floaties, but all on his own he began putting his face in the water and kicking. So one day I took the floaties off and worked with him swimming to me. He did great. He still doesn't grasp the concept of treading water, so he doesn't really know what to do once he comes up for air, but the hubs is working with him on it.

Games have been huge in our house lately too. I've pulled out all my old games....Uncle Wiggly, Guess Who,'s been fun to actually play something other than Chutes-n-Ladders. They both BEG me to play games all day! I guess were going to have to find some more options so I don't pull my hair out.

As for me....I've been a slacker with my fitness goals this summer. I was derailed by all of our company in terms of time in the gym and eating. We ate out a lot, and it didn't help that I spent a lot of my time with my candyaholic, tv watching (b/c she doesn't have cable at home), pregnant but ususally stick thin sister! Ha! I didn't gain any of my previous lost pounds back, but I didn't make any progress either. So, I'm back to it. I still have 1/2 of my goal to go!

I've also decided to get certified to teach group fitness classes. I'm super nervous about this, but am not sure why. I think it's because it's one of the first things I've gone after for myself in a long while. I just don't want to disappoint myself. Plus, I am terrified whenever I imagine ever being in front of a class for the first time. Anyway, my test is in September, so for now I'm in studying mode.

What else....well, lots of things run through my mind.....

how should I best be discipling my almost 4 and 5 year old on a daily basis? Scripture memory, Bible reading, devotions?

how do I make time to be on the phone to stay connected to friends right now? I have such a short commute to anywhere here locally that car time doesn't work well. The kids are only in rest for 1 hour at the same time and that's when I have to study. The rest of the day is usually on a windy beach or in a pool. How do other people/moms do this?

what should our family do re: our living situation, house, future plans, etc. For those of you that don't know what I'm talking about...well, it's a long story....for those of you that do....sorry you have to hear it again.

Okay, I think I've emptied the think tank for the moment.....more later.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Savannah Steal-away

So, the hubs and I are on our weekend getaway in beautiful Savannah! So far we've shopped River Street, walked Factor's Walk (site of the old cotton exchange), went to The City Market (hip little square), walked Broughton Street (Fashion District), had dinner at The Olde Pink House (YUMMY!), and rested here at The Kehoe House (pictured above) in the James Pierpont Room (pictured below)....he's the guy who wrote "Jingle Bells".

So, today we are headed on a trolley tour and to do a bit more walking about before heading back to the Island, Lil' C and eWe, and "real" life:) So nice to escape every now and again!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday, Sweet eWe!

Whew, what a day of fun celebration! We hit Chuck E. Cheese, ToysRUs, the pool, and ended with the party. What else is there? Ha! Here are a few snapshots of our day.

Lil' C and The Birthday Girl with the Main Mouse himself...Mr. Chuck E. Cheese!

Hello Kitty Cake

Lil' C and eWe suited up for the party!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I have friends who are better bloggers than I (not that it takes much to surpass my talent) that have chosen to do Wordless Wednesdays. I don't want to theme every day of my blogging week, but I thought it appropriate today. This was taken by my newest dear friend, Leslie, while we day tripped to St. Augustine with Aunt Lala and Gran yesterday. She's a photographer by trade....check out her work at Leslie See Photography. Amazing!