Tuesday, November 18, 2014


A couple of weekends ago was our annual camping trip to Fort De Soto. BeBe and Grandpa got us a new tent for Christmas last year and we finally got to put it to use! They knew we needed a bigger one once Addie started camping with us. Speaking of Addie, she did awesome and was a big help around camp!

We reserved four campsites this year with two families per site. Two families had boats so we got sites right on the water. We were on the East side this year so we didn't get the nice sunset as in previous years but we saw an amazing moon rise Friday night!! 

We started Saturday morning biking around the campgrounds and playing at the playground. Then we took off for the Fort!

The three amigos, aka Reid, Finn and Connor, had a blast together. They had fun running from site to site, 'fighting' with palm fronds, biking around and otherwise ruling the campgrounds. 

Unfortunately, we didn't luck out in the weather department this year. We had been keeping an eye on the weather all day Saturday and knew we were going to get wet if we stayed. We decided to tough it out though and prepared ourselves for the rain. It started sprinkling around 5 or so and slowly got heavier and heavier. It never really stormed, no thunder or lightning, but it rained all night long and into the morning. Everything was soaked...unless it was in our tent! Our new tent was worth every penny :)

The biggest downfall to the rain was not being to hang out with everyone around the fire. Instead we were all huddled under our respective tents watching football. I missed the fire! Don't worry...the kids still managed to squeeze in s'mores earlier in the day ;)

Rain or no rain we had a great time and another year of memories. You can view all of our camping pictures here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Road Trip

We took a road trip down to Stuart a couple weekends ago to visit John's grandparents, Busia and Dziadzia. We weren't visiting until Sunday but went the night before to break the long drive up. How do pass time near the beach? Putt-putt of course! The kids had never played and were a little hesitant in the beginning but they absolutely loved it! Addie literally threw her club down, jumped up and squealed with excitement every time the ball went in the hole....all 18 of them! It was super cute, I could play putt-putt with her everyday if I had the opportunity :) We all had a great time!

We stayed at a hotel near Jensen Beach. It was a two room suite so the kids had their own room and we had a kitchen to cook dinner and have breakfast in. Unfortunately, a cold front had come through and it was too cold and windy to hang out much outside. It was fine by me as the FL/GA game was on ;) Go Gators!!!

We killed time at a park and walked down a pier before joining meeting Busia and Dzaidzia for lunch on Sunday. The restaurant we went to had a special Sunday brunch buffet going on which turned out to be great. My kids are always up for breakfast foods! We headed back to their house afterwards to visit for a few hours before heading back home. Busia got Connor and Addie each a little gift to open up and play with while we were there. 

Although our time with them was short we had a fun and memorable time.

Our view on the drive home

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Halloween was a lot of fun this year! We started the morning at Connor's school where we watched their storybook parade. 

The Faculty Staff at Grady Elementary ~ Connor's principle is Mrs. Piggy!

Afterwards we headed to Addie's school where they had a more of a carnival theme going on with lots of games for the kids to play.

Queen Elsa's ~ aka Addison and Blaise :)

Captain America!

After school was trick-or-treating of course! The kids had a lot of fun running from house to house and there was no shyness this year! Connor would have even sang "Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat. If you don't, I don't care, I'll pull down your underwear!" if we let him. 

Hope you all had a fun a safe Halloween!