Saturday, August 10, 2013

Final leg

We've had such a full summer and have made the best memories.  
I'm not ready to send these little chicks back to school just yet.

Here are just a few of the things we've been up to lately.

In this house we can entertain ourselves with playdoh for hours. And isn't homemade playdoh the best?  Here is Hayley organizing her creations in perfect little rows..
So orderly.

I was a leader at our church's girls camp this year. It was the sweatiest experience I've had in a while.  I swallowed my first bug, was stung by a huge wasp,  bitten by who knows what kind of bugs, and pooped on by a bird, but once I got out on the canoe with this fun lady.. all my camping troubles floated away.  This picture was taken just as we were setting out to start a water fight with the first year canoers.  You can see mischief in our faces.  Or maybe that's us trying to figure out how to steer our canoe.  

Tia would do anything to have her own puppy.  We aren't allowed to have them where we live, but if we did, we would have bought this one in a heartbeat.  I can't think of anything sweeter in the world.

Rita's water ice!
The best thing we've discovered out here.

Grammy and Grandpa Bret decided to come live out on the East with us for a couple of years, much to our delight!  (much much).  Actually it was my idea, and I am so happy they agreed to it.  :) They moved into an apartment complex that is just a 3 minute walk from where we live, and we've been loving every minute of our time with them.

Ty was so excited to help them move in.  

Grandpa Bret is just shy of the big 5-0 now.  We had a surprise party for him with a few friends of ours. It was such a fun time....and one of the few surprise parties that I've been to where the subject was actually completely surprised.  I'm still amazed that we pulled it off.

Out on the Chesapeake Bay trying her luck at fishing.

I guess it depends on what your definition of luck is....but she did catch something. 
 A beer can attached to some fish netting.  
Jordan ended up with a pretty decent catch too.  One of his hooks somehow found it's way into my left butt cheek.  
Ohhh did I howl.

 Beautiful Grammy and her little admirers

Do you see what is so hilarious about this picture?
It's a good thing I didn't eat like this while we were dating.  He would have run for the hills.

Heading back down to the beach this week, then off to Ohio next weekend.
We are so excited to see Jordan's parents and sister's family while we're there!