Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
This is the girls and me on our first afternoon there. We were all really excited to get out on the sand and look at the ocean so we took a short stroll on the beach before calling out for dinner that night.
Carson and Lilly on the elevator at the condo...they were so cute holding hands whenever we went someplace. They liked to make a game of guessing which of the four elevators in the lobby would open first too. Its the little things that make them excited!
Okay....so the girls look a little awkward in this photo, but isn't it the perfect backdrop for a great family picture!? Maybe next time!
I can't get over this photo of Lilly and Clara...I mean...when did they get so BIG??
This did end up being our best family photo from the trip....not too bad, and it totally captured the essence of the week...laid back, fun on the beach and in the ocean.
I think this is a great photo of Amanda and Carson from the week.
This photo really might be my favorite from the whole vacation. I love the girls sitting with their Daddy watching the waves crash at their feet and just enjoying the moment. It is priceless.
Lilly and Clara enjoying some downtime while we waited for a table at Cracker Barrel on our way back home. They were very excited to be in the 'big' chairs.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This happened so fast...it was hilarious. We had finished dinner one night and Steve offered the girls pudding cups. They NEVER turn down sweets...got that trait passed down from their Great Granny Randol! I had cleaned Lilly up and gone to the office area to check on something and Steve had turned around for literally half a minute to get a washcloth to clean the table. When he turned back, this is what he saw, and he lost it. We all cracked up! As we can best put the pieces together, Clara must have put the pudding cup to her face to lick it. And maybe use it as a telescope??? She likes to peek through things that are transparent on one end, so maybe she noticed this about the plastic cup and decided to try it...who knows. It was a good laugh though and might make for a nice blackmail photo in the future.
Monday, June 16, 2008
We started on our seven hour trip when Steve got off work on the Friday before the long weekend...unfortunately, the seven hour trip turned into ten when we hit Atlanta right in the middle of rush hour AND a downpour. Can I just say that the folks around here don't know how to drive in precipitation at all??!! We did make it safe and sound...although the girls didn't sleep in the car much at all, which could have made things really interesting...they were great though.
Saturday we got to visit with my longest and dearest friend, Amy and her beautiful little girl (sorry we didn't get to see you, Tim!) and that evening we went to Nick and Lindsey's wedding...the real reason for the trip. It was a beautiful evening and a lot of fun. They really are made for each other and make a gorgeous couple...the kind of pair that you see and know that they will have a beautiful life together forever...no doubts at all about that.
On Sunday, we were able to get together with most of my mom's family for dinner at Mike Lining's...if you are from around Louisville and have never been there, you are totally missing out. It is the BEST place to go in spring/summer/fall for great food and a really relaxed atmosphere. Most of the seating is outdoors at picnic tables and there are several swing sets/playgrounds for the kids. You can walk just over the flood wall and see the Ohio River. I have very fond memories of going there as a child with family friends and loved taking the girls there. It was really fantastic to get to visit with everyone and to have all the little kids together finally! And we actually got a good photo of my grandparents with all the great-grand kids--a minor miracle!
Before heading out of town on Monday, we stopped by to see my Granny for a bit. It is always a treat to see her and to share the girls with her. We also had lots of time to hang out with my parents and my brother and his family throughout the weekend...it is always a blast to have the kiddos together...it is all about them now isn't it!? Enjoy these photos from the weekend!
Some of the family getting ready for dinner at Mike Linings.
Grandpa Clark playing with Lilly and Carson on the slides.
Grandpa and Lilly at the slides.
Clara on the 'big girl' swings!
Sweet summer kisses...Lilly and Gabby.
Playing Tee Ball with Papa in the backyard.
Mom, me and the girls visiting with Granny Randol.
It's dark...but I like this photos of us.
Lilly and Clara hanging out with Joleigh...three little princesses!