Monday, July 10, 2017

Weekend Fun!

Maybe someday, I will be able to blog from my phone and I will do it a whole lot more often. I have so much to post to catch up on life, but lack the time to actually sit down and do it.  Lame, I know. 

We have a CRAZY busy week with CHAMPS being this weekend, starting Friday.  The parent reps are basically working around the clock(ish) to pull this one off.... a huge huge HUGE weight will be lifted from my/our shoulders when this is all over...of course the boys are just excited to swim!

Here is a quick look at our weekend...

We came home from the beach on Thursday.  Eddie stayed to kite surf....I  mean, "clean up" the house a bit.

Friday night, the boys and I had a date to the driving range.  They have been begging to go, so we loaded up the bags and took off!

 Whatever it takes to get them in a collared shirt!

 I didn't take many pictures on the range, but I got a lot of videos-- they had some great shots! (and also they had a LOT of swing as hard as you can until you fall downs......)

 We walked up to the club house for dinner where I got to see a glimpse into the future.... Andy chugging (root) beer while Cal cheers him on. 

 We were sweaty and hot, but oh so happy.  It was actually a really, really fun night!

 Saturday morning this was my view: two passed out boys.
 Ed decided to wash his car-- just another day with our fam in the hood...

Cal had a birthday party (with a gaming truck!) so Andy got some special treatment and mom and dad all to himself! We went to a newly opened restaurant-- Bartaco.  Local people you much try!!! We loved it.  

This was Cal when we picked him up-- totally, completely entranced!

Sunday morning we headed to church! Mom got the boys these adorable shirts from Vineyard Vines.  They are a tad big, but the way these boys are growing, they will be passing them down in no time! Andrea, be ready!

Cal's new smile sans tooth is my favorite.  His smile before was a tad ridiculous because the tooth was just dangling there, so he didn't let himself really smile (I guess for fear it would fall out?? Who knows), so this new smile, I love.  

Sunday night, Bruce and I enjoyed some kisses and Big Brother.... any of y'all watching this season? I am obsessed! As always!!!

Hope you had a great weekend!!! Bring on the craziness that is this week!!!!!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Book Report!

Here are some more books for you to read....or not. Y'all might hate these posts, but I love them because they help me remember what I have read! You know when a friend says "have you read anything good lately?" and then you can't remember a single thing? Or I can't remember anything recent... well then I go back to these posts and remember!

So, here's what I've been reading lately!

Crazy Rich Asians

This has been one on my list for a while and I never got around to it.  I needed a new audio book so I got this one and I loved it! There are a lot of characters, and at times, I was a little confused... but it was funny and well written and FUN! Rachel is an ABC-- American born Chinese and she is going on a summer vacation with her boyfriend.. they both live in NYC and upon arriving in Singapore, she discovers he is filthy rich... and she meets a whole lot of crazy rich Asians! Loved this one.... kept thinking it would make a GREAT movie!

The Island
Obviously I can't do one of these posts without an Elin book.  Duhhhh.  I REALLY liked this one! It's all about sisters and their dynamics.  As one sister calls of her wedding, she decides to spend the summer with her mother on the island of Tuckernuck.  Her sister comes too and then the aunt joins them as well.  There's no TV, basically no electricity and not a whole lot to do but drink and talk.  And they do that! great beach read!

One Tue Loves

 So as you will see, I have a thing about this author currently... I enjoy the way she writes- and the way she tells a story.  I read three of her books this go 'round and I am honestly not sure if I could pick a favorite.  The story opens with Emma sitting at dinner with her fiance and her parents when her husband calls.  Yup, that's right.  They thought he died in a helicopter crash, but alas, he survived.  Emma has to decide who she is now-- and what life she wants to lead.  Read it, guys.  it was good!

Forever, Interrupted
 wrote about this one here. Oh how I loved this book!

Maybe in Another Life

I also really liked the concept of this one-- she is a clever writer! The main character, Hannah, moves to LA and goes out with her best friend her first night there.  She runs into her former love of her life.  Then the book splits chapter by chapter-- one, if she went home with him what happens, and one, if she didn't go home with him, what happens.  It is interesting to see how the universe threw things at Hannah in each instance.  And I found myself intrigued to figure out which scenario was the better of the two.  Another winner from this author. 

Sweet Tea Tuesdays

This book popped up on my kindle as a "limited on sale" or something like that so I got it.  It is a cute, easy read (maybe a touch sad) about three neighbors who gather for tea every single Tuesday.  Their lives are going on around them and something happens to one of them.  One of the characters has two daughters who are also central characters.  It was a cute book and quick read!

Have y'all read anything lately?? I have a growing list right now....


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Camp Carrie and Carol

So we left Myrtle Beach, drove to Chapel Hill, did a little unloading and reloading and then got back on the road.  We were going to my parents' beach house for the week! Eddie stayed home to work (thanks, Ed!) so it was me and the boys heading down.  We had BIG plans though.

The boys went to camp at the beach-- called Sea to Sound camp... they learn about the different habitats and explore and play and they had a BALL! It was awesome!

You know who else had a ball? ME AND MY MOMMA! We had so much fun doing whatever we wanted to do whenever we wanted to do it! It was awesome!

 We dropped those cuties at camp Monday morning and this is our "FREEEEEDOM" smile as we pulled away. 

Then we headed to a tennis clinic down the beach a ways. 

After tennis, we walked across the street to the beach and had a LOVELY lunch outside,  
 Then, we proceeded to SIT in chairs and relax and drink and read and do whatever else we wanted to.  Definitely didn't suck.  At all. 

We picked up our campers at 4:00-- can you see the spring in Andy's step? He was loving camp!!

 We came home and the boys got in the hot tub for a little wind down time.  I love this picture so much:

 Bruce missed his boys all day! He kept looking in the hot tub to check on them!
 "They are really here, momma!" (and Cal is drinking a sprite with a clever coozie....)

Tuesday, we had some ready to go campers!

 Every morning, they played in this field during drop off-- they played the best games.  Can you spot Cal running?

This day, mom and I did some shopping! We hit up all our favorite spots and then had lunch on the waterfront in Beaufort.  The day started off rainy, but the clouds parted for out lunch. 
 A wild horse walked across this beach as we sat there eating.  Pretty cool to watch!

We came home for  a little chill out time before pick up-- Bruce was all about chilling out with his grandma. 

Wednesday was SOUND day for the campers.  They were going exploring in the sound and they were PUMPED!

We picked up the crew and headed straight for the pool where the boys practiced their dives.
 The wind was whipping out there.  

Thursday was basically our favorite day.  We started out by taking the dogs on a long walk that ended at the gazebo-- can you see Bruce? 
 HAPPY boy!
 Then we played tennis.... and it was HOT hot hot hot.  We sweat like you would not believe.  It was noon and we were running around a court-- what were we thinking?! But it was too much fun to stop. 

After tennis, we threw on swim suits and headed out in the kayak.  We went all over the sound, drinking our hard earned beer.  
 Until it started raining-- so we retreated to the deck to drink champagne instead. 

Friday was the last day of camp.  They put on a little skit and it was just adorable! Cal was the main "speaker" which was funny, and unexpected.   Andy was a fish.  Which isn't unexpected...
 This camp was right on the beach and it was just gorgeous. 
 Friday at 7, Andy couldn't take it any longer.  He passed out in grandma's bed.  He was cooked.  It was a long week, going 9-4 every single day. 
 Cal curled up....on the dog bed.....and had some good rest time. 

My brother's wife was down in Savannah with his girls and Jackson was at camp, so Chris came down solo.  He lost his dog a few months ago (sob sob) so he got some gooooood pup snuggles in with Bruce.  He LOVED Bruce-- it made my heart happy.  Bruce was fond of him too-- they had lots of snuggle time together.  

Talk about a great week!!!!