Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I had to show you the waves! The weather was a little cloudy, but the waves were huge! We've never seen them this big here.
We went crabbing one night. It was hysterical. We had some friends come over, and they all had a blast!
I took the boys out on the last night we were there to try to get some cute pictures. These are some of what I got:
As you can imagine, I have a ton more, but I haven't really sorted through them yet. Hope you're having a great week!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Here are the three big boys. They were squating down. The water only came up to their knees right there, but they were cold.
Here is a shot of the green as they were throwing the balls up. This wasn't even close to all of them. Cade and I ran around collecting them in a net. We had to dodge the balls because they were throwing them so fast.
Here is some of the group with the "loot". That entire garbage can is filled to the top (plus what's on top). 1300 balls!
Here's Braden the next day. We were dying to know how many golf balls fit into that garbage can, so the boys counted them all. They are now washing them and dividing them into groups. There will be $1 balls, $.50 balls, and $.25 balls. They will actually make a good bit of money this summer doing this!
Truth is, I'm a little embarrassed to show you all this post because I am sure you think we're crazy. Truth is, we are, and we love it that way!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Can you see the tee box in the middle of the water by the fountain?
This is the ninth hole. Look how deep the water is!
So what do you think my boys have been doing all day? Yep. They're banned from the house right now because they're soaking wet. Gotta love the boys (and the outside shower)!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Bryce and my dad (PawPaw)
Bryce and Richard's mom (Mama Bec). She drove in from Houston just to see the concert.
I also got a special surprise tonight. My friend, Marcy, sent me this special treat:
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
NBC and Teleflora are holding a contest to salute moms. Unfortunately, they consider adoptive moms to be "non-moms". Are you freakin' kidding me?!? I am shocked that people, in this day, would even consider that this would be appropriate. But, no worries, it's not just adoptive moms who are "non-moms". "The non-mom moms: Grandparent, stepmom, or mom to adopted children, each one raising and loving a child. A priceless gift for everybody."
Here's the link if you want to check it out:
After the serious outrage this has caused, Teleflora has now sent out this apology:
Teleflora is immediately changing the name of our "Non-Mom" category to "Adopting Moms". After closer examination, we can see how this may have been offensive to moms who have adopted children -- moms who are indeed real moms to their children in every sense of the word. In fact, many of us at Teleflora are “adopting” parents ourselves, including our president and owner. The essence of this category still focuses on a grandparent, neighbor, step mom, or mom to adopted or foster children, each one raising and loving a child. This show of insensitivity on our part was in no way intended and we deeply apologize for any concern or distress we may have caused. It was always our intent to salute and celebrate all moms.
I have emailed NBC at firstname.lastname@example.org . I can't say it was the nicest email I have ever sent. Let's just say, I am sure there is no question on where I stand on this.
They messed with the wrong people: mothers who passionately love and care for their children, no matter what path brought them together.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Do you know how much food we brought to the condo? ( I was going to take a picture, but I didn't) We had one loaf of bread, one container of lunch meat, mayo, cokes, water, and coffee. We just laughed because we'll be back in a couple of weeks with all the kids (7 of them), and it will be a much different story.
Hope you're having a great week!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
So, it's not exactly this beach, but I don't care! A girlfriend and I are leaving the husbands, kids, ballgames, carpool lines, dirty clothes and dishes behind and heading for the coast! I can't wait. I wanted to visit you all before I left, but I didn't get the chance. Have a great weekend, and I'll catch you when I get back!!
A good friend of mine who teaches 2nd grade told me that Cade came up to her and said, "Mrs. Smith, next year, me and my friend Collin are coming your way." When he said "coming your way", he snapped his fingers and pointed both of them at her. This child never stops making me laugh. I don't know how he got such a big personality. I love it!!