Tuesday, October 28, 2014


My last post was September 24th
Not sure I have ever gone that long without posting

It's not that I don't have a lot to say......or a lot to share
but instead, life has not been too kind lately.

October 1st my Mom had surgery.......nothing serious. She was recovering well and then she was not, like over night, she was not. Sadly, my precious Momma passed away on Oct 10th. It was very unexpected and shocked our family. I, along with my siblings, took a week off of work to be with Daddy, do some house cleaning and funeral arrangements and really, just be together. I will write a post about my Momma at a later date. She deserves so much more than just a little paragraph but I just can't for now.
So for the last 3 weeks, life has just been existing for me. As I type this, I can't believe it's been almost 3 weeks since Momma passed. I feel like I'm in limbo, like this isn't even real. I have not been exercising, not eating all that great and not getting a solid nights sleep. I need to take care of myself because my Momma would be disappointed if I didn't. She was proud of me for eating clean and getting exercise.  And part of getting back to normal needs to be blogging my family life for my family journal here.
So hoping to put up some pictures soon and some good recipes, good thoughts and good news!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Beach pictures ....

On the first day, after we went to the Aquarium, we went
to Jeannette's Pier. Declan of course was fascinated by that
he had gone to the beach last year when he was
only 7 months old so didn't really remember
So this trip was fun watching him fall in love with
the Outer Banks!
We also went out to lunch and then hit up the grocery
store for things we would need right away.
Once we were able to check in, we couldn't wait
to take him out to the sand and ocean.
Little cutie waiting at the door so we can head down to the beach

and the look of wonderment!

a little startled by the water so needed his mommy
to hold him

he loved playing in the sand


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beach Vacation 2014 ....

Labor Day weekend
we headed down to our favorite vacation spot,
the Outer Banks of North Carolina
We rented a condo with Jacquelyn, Bucky, Declan and Lynne
for a week of fun and sun!!
September is my favorite time to go down to the OBX
and though it was nice, it was also still very hot
We arrived on Saturday but you are unable to check in to
your condo until about 4:00 so we tried to find some things
to do that would keep Declan happy. First we went out
to breakfast. Then we headed over to the Aquarium
here's some pics......

Declan was fascinated by the water fountain

and he loved throwing coins in to the water

as I'm going through my vacation pictures I see that I
pretty much only took pictures of Declan......haha
I need to start taking pics of other people too!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Blogging ....

I can't believe how long I have gone without blogging
the good news is I've just been busy having fun
the bad news is I've just been busy having fun and I haven't
been documenting our family memories!!
I also blame Microsoft. My laptop has Windows 8 and I absolutely
cannot stand it!! So I just don't get on my laptop much
therefore, just don't blog!!
So I'm going to try really hard to set aside time each weekend
to blog about what is going on in our life.
more post coming up this week but for now
here's a cute picture of our son-in-law Bucky, his son Declan
and Tyler, Nicole's boyfriend and their son John Thomas