Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Week 30: July 27th through 31st

Monday, July 27th: watching baseball... 
Today we enjoyed watching one of our local Chelsea teams play baseball in the World Series in Southaven, MS... It was so fun to watch them. It seems like yesterday JP's team was there! Fun memories! 

Tuesday, July 28th: Paint Ball... 
JP and his boys bible study group went to play paint ball! He loved playing and had a great time! 

Wednesday, July 29th my lunch date 
Sister was at the lake with the Grands so it was just me and this guy eating lunch at Zaxbys that day. 

Thursday, July 30th: lookers are a big deal... 
6th graders don't have lockers at out school... 7th grade is the first year you get one and just so you know and probably remember that is a really big deal! The school had a locker practice day! Here is JP trying out his locker skills! 

Friday, July 31st: a day with my girl... 
The boys were at Dad & Lad RA 
camp so it was just Sis and I today... We enjoyed lunch together and did a little shopping too! 

And that my friends wraps up July! 

Week 29: July 20th through July 26th

Monday, July 20th: Beach Day 5
Today was the first we actually got to enjoy the beach at our condo! No seaweed thank goodness! We enjoyed our last day at the beach! 
Tonight we went and ate at Floyds which was on the beach and we took family beach pictures with my big camera! Surprisingly we ended up with a few! 
Then after dinner it was on to The Track for go carts! Brylee beat Jackson on both races! Let's go ahead and say that went over like a lead balloon! JP was "so mad" and Brylee could not have been happier! Go Carts is probably one of their favorite things about the beach! 

Tuesday, July 21st: Until next time white sandy beaches.... 
Today we were heading home from the beach... We decided to head back to Seaside on our way home and grab some pizza at Bud & Ally's pizza bar! It sure was yummy and a great place to eat on our way out! 

Wednesday, July 22nd: Wet n Wild at LBC 
Today our church had a Wet n Wild fun day! It was suppose to be at night but due to weather they changed the time and had it during the day too! I was super glad! It was great to just go and let the kids slide and play and hang out and talk to the other moms! 

Thursday, July 23rd: The Game of Life: tonight was game night... The kids picked Life {so they could argue over who wants to be the banker} just kidding, but keeping it real! If only real life was this easy! LOL! 

Friday, July 24th: DQ Date 
Today I took Jackson and Brylee to Dairy Queen for lunch and they enjoyed their ice cream treat! 

Saturday, July 25th: My Classroom is Complete... And so cute I might add!!! 
I recruited all my little helpers today and spend 12 hours in my classroom and we pretty much finished it today! Thanks to my mom, dad, hubby, Jackson, Brylee & Connie... We are mean team!!! 
This is the view from the door! I love my little Super Hero themed room! Thank you School Girl Style for making the cutest stuff ever!!! 
This is the right of the room if you are looking at the board from the back of the room! Can I brag about my super cute chandelier on the far right above my kidney table... I need a better picture but it turned out super cute!!! 
This is the back of the room... The curtain will actually stay pulled back on either side but right now it is hiding all the teachers stuff that was in this room before me... She is still waiting to be able to move her stuff to her new room! Those boards will actually have stuff related to learning once school starts! 
This is the left side of the room if you are looking at the board! Love my little foton sofa {at least I will have a place to sleep if we get snowed into the school again} 
My desk area... I love this too!!! I still need to add pictures to my bulletin board (black frame) and some personal items to my desk! 
This room is many years of pinning ideas and being in all kind of classrooms and having a plan! I am super in love with it and I am so pleased with how it turned out!!! Vision complete!!! 

Sunday, July 26th: School Supplies... 
Today might as well been Christmas morning for Brylee! She was so excited about being able to get her school supplies! She loves her some school supplies... She comes by it honest!!! I was also a rebel and let her bend the rules and get some fun supplies! I know I am a teacher and I should have gotten the plain ole black marble composition books but really who wants that and so glitter fun colors it is! It said a blue binder... Well we got a blue one just not royal blue we got turquoise blue! Hey it's still blue!!! She was trilled! We also both got our first day of school outfits!!! Eeekkk! It's getting real!!! ;) Summer ends in like 1 week ( well for the teachers in our house) the students in our house have a few extra days!!!! Can I say that I 
Kind of ready... We need some structure in our house!!! Sleeping until mid morning and staying up all night is not something we can handle for much longer!!! (Remind me of this in about a month on a Wedneday at 5:30am when my alarm goes off!) 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Week 28: July 13th through July 19th

Monday, July 13th: Camp Sunshine Farms: Brylee went to a camp near Vincent at Camp Sunshine Farms! She has been once before and had a great time so she was excited to go back! 

Tuesday, July 14th: happy anniversary to us... 14 years on the 14th!!!! 
You want to hear what fabulous romantic thing we did today to celebrate... That would be attend a Professional Development session on Unit Planning together! I know right!!! Sounds fabulous right? Don't be jealous! I even won a door prize and when they drew my name RP said... Oh good... It's your anniversary present! Ha! Lol! It's all good... I would not want it any other way!!! 

Wednesday, July 15th: oops another day with no picture... But picture this...us packing and doing laundry because we leave for the beach TOMORROW!!!! 

Thursday, July 16th: Destin Here We Come... 
I was so ready to get to the beach and start our vacation! I had the brilliant idea that we would leave at 5 am! I think RP thought I was kidding but I wasn't I was for real! I told him if we left by 5 we would be there by 9! Ha! ;) We packed the car the night before woke up and hit the road by 5!!! Here we are pulling out of the neighborhood.... 
It was the best idea I have ever had... The kids slept the first 2 hours, then we stopped for breakfast, and the watched a movie re last little bit! It was brilliant... Quietest and fastest ride ever!!!! 

We arrived in Ft Walton a little after 9:00 AM at the hotel that Richard's parents has stayed at the night before! We let the kids swim a little bit and then we went to lunch! 

We ate lunch at Dewy Destin's and it was so yummy! Probably my second favorite meal of our trip! The view was beautiful and the food was yummy too! 

After lunch we headed to the condo to check in (we got to check in early... Yay) and then we headed to the beach!!! I think this chick is excited to be at the beach!!! 

After a great day on the beach we headed to dinner at my favorite place... The Back Porch!!!! 

We had to wait to eat but that no big deal because it on the beach... The kids played and RP and I enjoyed a beverage!!! 
We also snagged a few pictures while we waited... How pretty is that water??? 

Richard parents went with us to the beach too!!! 

We enjoyed this absolutely beautiful sun set while we ate dinner! It was by far my favorite night our food was great and our view was amazing!!! 

It was an awesome first day at the beach! 

Friday, July 17th: Destin Day 2... 
It was time to start Destin Day 2 and head to the beach! We looked out our condo that morning and the ocean looked a little dark after going to the beach and looking there was tons of seaweed in the ocean! Boo hoo! So we loaded up and headed to the beach by The Back Porch because it did not have seaweed! I think we would have all suffered through the seaweed if it was everywhere but the water was beautiful up the road so it worth the extra time and effort it took to pack up and drive to the "clean" beach! I mean can this water get any prettier!!! It looks like something out of a magazine! 
We enjoyed hanging out at the beach that day, playing in the sand, jumping waves, and swimming in the ocean! I did a bad job taking pictures of them playing in the ocean! 

After our day at the beach we went back, got dressed & headed to Harbor Walk to eat at Margaritaville for dinner! I enjoyed my coconut shrimp but we did not have the best service and other did not like their meal so this was not our favorite meal of the trip needless to saw! 
The clown on stilts took our groups picture!!! Ha! He said he was a "human selfie stick" ha! ;) 

Jackson and Brylee love Harbor Walk because of all the fun things they have to do! They both ride the zip line and Jackson climbed the rock wall! 

Harbor Walk also has tons of little shops, boats, and other fun things to walk around and look at it! 
We ended our evening with ice cream!!! 
It was another fabulous day 
at the beach! 

Saturday, July 18th: Destin Day 3 
Today the seaweed was still in the ocean at our condo so we headed back to the public beach up the road! It was beautiful and so calm today so I actually got in the ocean! I don't think when it's all "wavey" but I will float in it when it is calm! 
After another great day at the beach we headed back to the condo to get dressed and head to dinner! 
Tonight we went to Baytown Wharf and ate at Acme Oyster House! I love going to Baytown and walking around the shops and the kids love all the activities too! 
Jackson played a golf game before dinner while we were waiting on our table! 
They both tried oysters for the first time! The man at the oyster bar made them
some grilled oysters with garlic butter & cheese and game them bread to eat them with! They were both proud of them selves for actually eating them! I don't know if they actually liked them but they were sure excited that they ate them! 

After dinner we enjoyed sitting outside watching Jackson and Brylee climb all over this ropes course. 
Brylee is a little more cautious than Jackson but she did make it up to the top once! 
Jackson the dare devil made it to the top and "walked the plank" and rang the bell! 
I bet they climbed this thing for a hour! They were hot and tired when they got down! They both cooled off with a snow cone for Brylee and ice cream for JP! 

Sunday, July 19th: Seaside... 
Today we went to Seaside for the day! I alway like a day in the middle to give everyone a break from the beach and today was our day! We drove to Seaside and walked around the shops and enjoyed lunch at the food trucks! We all go different stuff and it was all good! It's nice to have a break from seafood and eat different stuff too. I had BBQ nachos and RP had a turkey BLT grilled cheese. They were both really good! Richard's parents got a BLT & a burger and they said their food was good too! It's always fun to enjoy Seaside! 
We can't leave without ice cream!!! 

Duckies anyone!!! Such a cute little store! 
After the day at Seaside we came back and enjoyed the late afternoon at the pool and then cooked in that night! We had what we called Asain, Cajujn, Southern Crusie! Steve made an Asain shrimp dish, we also had low country boil which was my favorite & then we had shrimp and grits too! Brylee loves her some cheese grits and had been wanting shrimp & grits but when you go to restaurants they have "funky things" in the dish so told her we would make her some with just cheese grits and shrimp! She loved it! It was nice to stay in and enjoy dinner at the condo & then we played Phase 10! That was the card game of the trip for sure! 
More beach trip pics to come...