Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Sharing snippets of life captured on my phone in the last week...
(I started this post last Friday, but had issues getting it posted while we were traveling)

We dogsat our friends dog for a few days.  Sammy, our dog, was in doggy heaven :)
Sweet little friendship bracelets :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

InstaFriday {dates with my little guy}

I'm linking up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged for InstaFriday, sharing little snippets of life captured with your cell phone over the last week. 
(click on that icon above to get to Life Rearranged and the original InstaFriday)

This week AP had 2 days of gymnastics team camp, which left C and I with 2 days of "dates" as we like to call them :)  

On Wednesday we went to a movie and to lunch with Nanna.

Then on Thursday we hit a new greenway for a bike ride/run.  C and I really enjoy the same things, it's crazy.  We could have walked, talked, and explored there for hours.

 One really cool thing about this greenway if you are a 9 year old boy, is that you can race the trains that run parallel to the path.  
"Did you see me going as fast as the wind would take me, Mom?"

 You can tell that he is used to the mamarazzi because he said "Hey Mom, I'm in a picture frame.  Take my picture!"

I'm not a fan of defacing property, but couldn't help but think this graffiti artist was pretty talented.  The fairly new greenway was probably not his/her best choice for a canvas, though.
After our exercise, we were super sweaty, but decided to go the library anyway since we were right next to it.

After C chose 5 new books, we decided to go up to the second floor outside deck and just relax and read.  Did I mention we really enjoy the same things?  
We read there for an hour.  
A whole hour of uninterrupted, cool breeze blowing, good book reading time.

Then there was lunch,

and a clearance science experiment find at Homegoods that was "amazingly epic" according to my little man.

Good times with that son of mine.  
Good times.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hello, Monday {a first}

Hello, Monday!

Hello, finally-finished-two month-long bathroom makeover.  I love how bright and clean you are.

Hello, sweetly sleeping dog that kept me awake all night.  Being thirsty is not a reason to wake your momma up at 2:15am, especially when your momma is a once-I'm-up-I'm-up kinda girl.

 Hello, hot sweaty babies after our 3 mile bike ride/run this morning!  I loved having you there with me.
 Hello, a new week of reviewing and learning for our too-fast-approaching school year.
And, hello, to new adventures this week, like gymnastics team camp and dog-sitting, and soaking up all the moments with these sweet kiddos.

What are you saying hello to this week?  I'm linking up for the first time at Lisa Leonard's 'Hello, Monday' :)

The Last of the Topsail Beach Pictures!

I found these pics from an afternoon walk on the beach with Grandma Judy and Daddy Bob.  The sun was just setting and we had the entire beach to ourselves!  That's what I love about Topsail :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cousins Visit

This past weekend my sister, niece, and nephew surprised us with an unexpected but very welcome visit! The cousins always have fun together. My nephew tried to refuse to go home and said he was staying "a few more weeks" :)