Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Vacay!

It's September!!!  Just two more weeks until our annual trip to Navarre.  I'm really looking forward to our ten day trip.  John is taking off work and (fingers crossed) we don't have any arm or leg casts to hassle with.  Looking forward to swimming in the warm Gulf.  Megan

Weekend with Pops

Pops visited for one of the hottest weekends we have had all summer.  Temps in the high nineties and humid, yuck!  Pops and Lydia escaped the heat with a afternoon movie together.  Pops took us to his favorite shopping spot, Costco, and we left with a car packed to the gills.  We hosted the Reel family for a pool party.  John and I even got a sunrise ride together.  We made the most of the heat wave! Megan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lydia with the Flu

This is what the flu with a fever looks like at our house.  Click on the link to view.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Win Some, Lose Some

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but when it comes to this one, it tells some fibs too.  We decided to take a curvy car ride to Julian this past week for apple picking.  Car-sickness ensued.  In addition, Lydia was coming down with the flu (which we didn't know at the time).  Minutes after this photo of smiling children was taken in the orchard, Lydia plopped down in the shade and refused to move.  Poor Jack face-planted out of the wagon and got a mouthful of dirt.  Hot temps made us all a bit cranky.  Apple picking was a bust this year.  On the brightside, we did take home a peck of delicious Gala apples.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Start 'em Early

One of the many reasons John is a wonderful husband is he is super handy.  He attributes this to an early interest as a kid and his mom's willingness to let him play with tools.  We found this take-apart airplane at the swap-meet last weekend ($4, brand new in box!).  Jack is really into this toy and so his interest in tools begins.  His future spouse will be thankful.  Megan

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wild Child

I'm pretty sure every parent takes this photo of his/her child at some point.  Well, its our turn!  I heard John laughing hard from the bathroom and had to capture the moment.  We have been washing Lydia's hair multiple times a day lately with special shampoo in hopes of getting the chlorine and green  tinge to come out.  Megan

Monday, August 10, 2015


This is an out-take from our photo session a week ago.  For some reason, I keep going back to this photo in my mind.  We spent the entire morning getting photo-ready.  At the exact moment everything was in its place, Jack took a tumble on the pavement.  That darn pavement gets us every time.  Having two kids has made for a bumpy road for John and I.  No day is easy. My mantra continues to be "Don't think so much, just go."   Life does seem to be getting slightly easier.  Luckily we have two sweethearts to work hard for.  Megan