NC Summer Family Vacation 2016

  I love Doug! We've been planning our summer family vacation for about 3 months now, but he did 99% of the leg work, which included fun little surprises for the girls, lots of planning, and coordinating  all accommodations. He poured his whole heart into our summer family vacation and all the adventures along the way, and it…

Sea Banana’s

Florida's notorious for summer afternoon rainstorms, and we've been caught in a few recently, during our weekend boat excursions. At first it was a little frightening, but we've learned to adapt. The bimini top covers the rain from above and our big beach umbrella acts as a shield in front of us, like a knights…

Sara’s 11th Birthday

Sara's 11! Wow. To celebrate this transition from child to tween, kids menu to adult menu (as she's completely offended now when a waitress hands her crayons and a coloring page), elementary school to middle school, we invited family and a few close friends for lunch and partying at our house. The party began at…

What Makes Me Smile!

Sara's braids make me smile. I think of Snoop Dogg when I see her walking around in stiff braids like this. My friend and Starbuck's barista Dana makes me smile. I enjoy her daily messages. Orville, they don't top yours! I never leave my SH Starbuck's without some sort of love letter. Sophie and her friend…

Sara’s 9th Birthday Celebration’s

Sara B is officially 9, as of Tuesday June 24th @ 4:45 p.m. At that point in the day Doug, the girls and I waited in line to board the big yellow circular raft at Busch Gardens; the Congo River Rapids ride. It was Sophie's favorite ride. Early that morning, on our way to the park,…

Summertime Gladness

It's summertime and we're feeling summertime gladness. Life without early mornings, studying, and busy jam-packed schedules is exactly what we needed. Here's a compilation of pictures from our summer vacation so far: The girls performed in their end of the year dance recital on Sunday June 1st. They looked gorgeous and performed beautifully. Daddy travled to NYC for…

Summer Family Vacation 2013

The girls modeled their new swim suits for Daddy last Tuesday night, the night before vacation. The few days prior to vacation was busy with buying new suits and snacks, packing and being excited together about our summer family vacation together. We left on Wednesday morning for Hilton Orlando, the place we stayed last year.…

Sara reading

Summer Dresses, Manicures, Book and Movies

Summer is here, and that includes summer dresses, sandals, manicures, pool and beach days, the birth of little cousin Allie, library visits, horse back riding, lunches with Daddy, maybe Ann of Green Gables movie (are the girls old enough for it yet?) walks for ice cream, cupcakes and Starbuck’s, bike rides, Busch Gardens, picnic lunches,…

Sara Ice Skates For The First Time

Sara tried iceskating for the first time today with her friend Aubrey. At first she was very nervous and did not venture out onto the ice for the first 5-10 minutes. After I rented the walker or “iceskate assister” (that’s what I’ve decided to call it), she finally took her first few steps out. She…