Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Riley and Peyton’s First Days

Riley’s first day of school was Monday, and Peyton’s was Tuesday.  Riley loved her class and teachers and had a really great time!

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I had school on Tuesday, so I didn’t get to take Peyton for her first day.  I was a little bummed, but at least Keith got to bring her and she did pretty good!  No tears at least, so that was good. 

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Riley likes to do this thing where she poses with her head to the side…I’m not sure why!  Today is Riley’s 4th birthday!  I’ll take some pictures later on…she can’t wait to open her presents tonight.  I started school last week and it’s going pretty well!  No pictures of my first day though :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School

Today was Laynie’s first day of school…she was so excited, not nervous at all!  I think Riley and Peyton miss her though, they don’t start school until next week.  Here are some pictures from this morning -

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I’m trying to be better about posting more often…we’ll see how it goes!  I start school tomorrow morning and Riley and Peyton start next week – so more pictures will be coming!  Not of my first day, just of the girls :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


The summer is almost over, the girls (and me) start school next week! We’ve had a good time, but I’ve been an awful blogger!! So I’ll attempt to get caught up and try my best to keep up on it (I think you’ve all heard that song before)…

Back in July we went on a cruise with both my parents and Keith’s parents. It was such a great time! Laynie cried for a week afterwards that she missed the boat! Here are some (meaning a lot) of pics from it!

Laynie went rock climbing, and made it all the way to the top on the first try…I tried it as well. And made it about 2 feet up. We met some dolphins, went to some beautiful beaches, drank Red Stripe in Jamaica (and Grand Cayman)…it was wonderful. I can’t wait to go on another cruise in the future.

We also went to the beach a lot…as you know my girls are beach bums and would live there if given the choice! We went this morning and the weather was perfect! It wasn’t even too hot!

Peyton loved to be pulled around by Riley on the body board…she tried pulling Riley around too. I love how wonderfully they get along at the beach. There’s no fighting, arguing, telling on each other…it’s bliss.

We also met a family from the East Coast of Florida in Orlando for a weekend. I met Shannon when she emailed me after finding out her 3-year old son has Pseudochondroplasia. They have 3 kids as well, and it was great to meet them. I didn’t get any really good pics, I think keeping up with 6 kids at a pool made it difficult! Laynie got along great with their older son, Walker. When we went to dinner they even sat at one end of the table together like a date :) We had such a great time, and we hope to get to get together with them again soon! I did get a great picture of Laynie with Walker:

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I’ll put one last album of pics, these are just a bunch from the rest of the summer…the pool, Disney, more Disney :) It was a great summer, but I’m ready for school to start! I know it’s going to be overwhelming with me starting as well, but I’m anxious to get into a routine. And I’m also hoping I’m not getting too in over my head! Hope everyone enjoyed the pictures…I’ll try to update more often so I don’t have to do actual albums and can just post a few pics!!


PS...I'm still learning with livewriter, so I apologize for the sideways pics...I'm workin on it :)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Worst Blogger Award

So I know that they have awards for great blogs and they have one for the worst?? Because I think I would be a shoe-in for that one! I realized it has been 2 months since I last posted!! I wish I had a good reason (was abducted by aliens, computer broke down, dog ate my thoughts)...but there just isn't one! Hopefully I will get caught up now!! We had Riley's dance recital last month...she was so cute! We also went to Sea World and Cocoa Beach since school got out.
We leave tomorrow for a 7-night cruise with Keith's parents and my parents. We are excited for it, but I still in shock over how much stuff 5 people need for a week! It's crazy! I will be sure to post after we get back with lots of pictures!! I can't wait to come home and read everyone's blogs about the all better take a lot of pictures!!
Speaking of which, I will leave you with some!

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Awesome Mother's Day Present

My wonderful, wonderful husband surprised us with a trip down to the keys for Mother's Day. We went down last Wednesday and stayed through Saturday. The place he got was a beach house resort in Marathon, and the house was right on the beach. It was absolutely wonderful! Our girls are in love with the beach, and it was right off the back porch.

Here are some pictures of the girls having fun on the beach...sorry for so many, but consider yourself lucky-I took around 400 pictures, so this really isn't that many :)

This is a picture of the back of the row of houses on the beach. There were other ones that were around the pool, which were just as nice.

This is the back of our house.

We went down to Key West for a few hours on Thursday, I didn't get many pictures though. These are the only good ones...

Here are more from the beach!

Keith found this crab on the beach...
Laynie wouldn't hold it.
Riley was the brave one and did!
Until he started wiggling his legs around, then she threw him...
And he ran away back to the water.
These were the sunset on the last night - it was really pretty!

This was the back of the units on the beach. There were other houses around the pool area that were just as nice - the place was beautiful!

Fun by the pool!

Laynie got mad at her sisters, so she went up on the porch to pout.
Riley pretending to sleep on the beach!
More fun at the pool!

We had such a great trip, no one wanted to come home! The girls absolutely loved it - hopefully we get to go back sometime. Until then we will be hitting the beach here!
Sorry if the pictures are out of order at the has literally taken me hours to do this post...between blogger messing up and my computer turning itself off...uggh. Hope you enjoyed!