Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I’m always a little sad to see Summer end, but we bid it farewell the best way we knew how… at the beach. :)DW, the girls and I spent Labor Day weekend soaking up the sun and surf for the last time of the 2013 Beach season.
AB worked on her boogy-boarding skills and Mamie, as usual, didn’t stop. She ran up and down the beach the entire time. Airplanes have been her current obsession, and the beach is a guaranteed spot to see some. She chased every “air-PANE”, bird, and wave on the beach that weekend. :)We were all glad to see naptime come each day. :)
The following weekend, we decided maybe we weren’t quite ready for the summer to end. Since the Gators played away, we decided to spend the weekend at the river. We had another fun weekend swimming and sunning. I was a terrible picture taker that weekend, but I do love this one of the girls watching “Barbo” (Barbie) on Saturday evening…
We did all the usual Blue Run stuff… swam, took boat rides, ate Sonic, had Mexican, and even played a new game with the crew. Nen downloaded “Head Bands” (I think that was the name of the App) on her Iphone and we laughed our heads off. Such a fun game. We even made a new friend… (on a side note, I am so proud of AB, who still swims in the Run even after seeing all the fish and turtles who swim with her.) She also made her first swim across the river (on her Daddy’s back, of course, but still it’s noteworthy). It was a great weekend, and the sunshine made up for all the rain we had during our week in July.
Our pumpkins and “fall” have been out since the last week of August, and I think we’re officially ready for it. All that’s left to put out is my scarecrows down by the road, and since there’s no cows in our field, I think I’ll do that this weekend. At least they’ll have a few weeks to keep their “limbs” before a new herd arrives. :)
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
We’ve been getting ready for it… the guys all hit an open practice a few weeks ago, they’ve been discussing players, coaches, newspaper articles and everything else Florida football for weeks. Their new hats and/or shirts for the 2013 season have been purchased and waiting on the big game, too.
- DW spent last Thursday night with his brother, Adam, surrounded by all kinds of man-food (thanks to our SIL, Lauren) watching the first college game of the season. I don’t really get watching a game that your team isn’t playing in, but the guys get so excited for that first game every year. :)
9 pictures out of 10 turn out with the “fake” smiles… one day, little girls, you will regret it. :)
this one of Mamie hunched over and looking so unimpressed makes me laugh. She’s too much and this is SUCH a Mamie picture… :) My momma sent this to some of her friends, and one of them replied back, “Maybe Mamie wants to be a seminole” – That’s not EVEN funny… but really it is. :)
Her signature nose-crinkle slays me.
The girls loved that their Aunt Kels came, too…
Then, finally, Saturday was game day!!!- the crew headed off to the Swamp early that morning. I wished them well, and couldn’t have been happier in my decision to stay home in the A/C. :)
My niece, Taylor stayed with us, too, so we had a girls’ lunch at Piesanos and then did some cooking and setting up for a post-game tailgate.
One of DW’s college-roommates and his wife, came to town for the game, so we all got together afterward, to do what else, but watch more football! :) Can I just say Clemson’s pre-game hype was amazing. Bussing the players around the stadium to come down “the hill” to rub that giant rock, balloons, AND fireworks… I was seriously impressed. I am all about a “big deal” – and I think the outcome of that game (sorry, Georgia fan family) just shows the importance of “big deals.” How could Clemson not be pumped and ready to fight for a win after all of their pre-game rituals? After seeing it, it was hard to not root for them.
I didn’t take one picture at the lodge… and I should have because we had some great food, I’d decked it all out in orange and blue AND Nen made the most beautiful cookies I’ve ever seen. They were seriously perfect… She’s got me wanting to try baking with…MARGARINE!!! I can’t believe my butter-loving self just said that! :)