Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Port Aransas

After a super busy summer, we headed to Port Aransas for some rest and relaxation with our good friends the Grimsleys. Is there such a thing as a restful and relaxing vacation with toddlers? Probably not. We did have a lot of fun though, Matthew and I got incredibly sunburned, and our kids made a lot of good memories. 

Had to stop at Buc-ees

Will, Jordan, and Jackie

Julie & Jameson




They were very proud of their sand castle! 
Conversation between Will & I as I'm helping build the above sand castle:

Will: I'm the boss and you're my worker.
Me: Yes sir, foreman. Don't I get paid for all this work?
Will: You can have a dollar.
Me: Where's my dollar?
Will: The sand castle isn't finished yet!
Me: That's right man. Don't pay anyone until they have finished the job.


Will loved playing some baseball in the water. 

Jordan, Will, Jackie, Reese, & Jameson

Our house for the week. I've always wanted to live in a yellow house.

There was a swimming pool right in front of our beach house that we swam in everyday. 

Will made huge strides swimming this week! He learned to swim without any floaties. In the picture above, he jumped in and swam across the short length of the pool by himself. He also learned how to dive. 

One of her most gorgeous pictures! 
We had to stop by the Silos at Magnolia for a visit on our way home. I had to see what all the talk was about. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Camp Blue Haven

One of my favorite weeks of the year! This is my 6th year of going to Camp Blue Haven in Las Vegas, New Mexico and I look forward to it every time. Our kids are finally getting old enough where we can let them fun free and not worry about having them in our line of sight every second. They made new friends, got incredibly dirty, and had a blast. God is doing powerful things here! I hope my kids will be able to be campers here someday. 

Twin Day (This is real life right here.) 

Superhero Day 

This was the brightest rainbow that I have ever seen in my life. Everyone was outside marveling! Double rainbow all the way across the sky!  

Talent Show

Will & Madeline

I was so proud of my first double braid!  

Will, Madeline & Colby

Our cabin for the week. We stayed in the 2nd room from the left. 

Dr. Seuss themed Banquet Night

I also got to go on an 11 mile hike with one of the Junior/Senior cabins. I wasn't sure if I was in good enough shape as I've been slacking off this summer, but it was the most fun I had on the whole trip.