Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Weekend on the water - Rockport, TX

Another installment of our Summer in 1 month.. We got to spend the weekend at a gorgeous house surrounded by water (the front of the house was the bay and the back of the house was on a canal.) Thank you to Matt's parents who rented such wonderful place to play, relax, and have fun. 

The weekend was filled with fishing, the beach, swimming in the canal, but most important.. time spent with our family. The kids LOVED all the fishing! Colin practiced casting for 30 minute on his own and then caught a fish all on his own, no help reeling it in. I have never seen him so concentrated on anything before. He was determined to catch a fish all by himself without any help and he DID! Katherine caught about 4 fish all on her own!

The kids had fun at the beach until we noticed the JELLYFISH invasion..OH NO! Luckily the kids did not get stung.. but I did :). Not too bad though. 

I liked chilling in the canal on my float the most. That was just my speed. It was tough when Monday came and we had to pack up the house and leave. It was just a great location to hang out and just relax.. we need relaxation at this moment in our lives. 


Monday, June 10, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend, 10 year anniversary to Charleston, and weekend getaway to the beach

So lots to catch up on since my last update a few weeks ago. As we are doing a whole summer in one month with Colin's surgery being just about a month away, we have been pretty busy living it up. We have done 3 trips out of 5 since mid May. We are home for a few days then off to Rockport, TX for this weekend. I have to admit, it has been fun, it does help keep my mind off of Colin's surgery and keep focused on what's important.. family. 

Memorial Day Weekend
We had a bast going out to Matt's family property for the Annual Memorial Day celebration. Grandpa, Colin, and Matt caught a fish! Katherine and I swam in the pond and Katherine kayaked for the first time and loved it. Even though it drizzled a little, it kept it from being too hot and the kids still had a blast. 
Also Memorial Day Weekend, we had a nice day at the beach with 2 other families. We got there about 9:00am and stayed until about 3:30pm, and the kids still thought it was TOO early to leave the beach! Our kids love the water, sun, and sand! The girls had a blast on the boogie boards, I think Katherine was catching waves for 3 hrs straight! 

10 year wedding anniversary trip - Charleston, SC
Matt and I were lucky to get the chance to take a long weekend trip for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Charleston was such a cute place with lots of history and lots of things to do. We stayed one block away from the water and right in the middle of downtown and all the nice restaurants, bars, and shopping. We had a great boat trip out to Morris Island for beach combing and dolphin watching. After 4 hrs on the beach and the boat ride, we had a nice lunch with drinks and even got to take a NAP! Nice.. huh! The next day we had a great walking tour and went shopping. We got to tour a historic house built in 1803, which I loved! We got to do a lot of cool things and according to my fit bit, in 3 days we walked 16 miles! It was great to have some time just the two of us to de-stress and concentrate on each other as a couple to make sure we have a strong foundation to keep our family strong. I have over 150 pictures, so this is just a short short view of our trip.

Beach Weekend Getaway
Katherine finished 1st grade on Thursday last week, I can't believe the school year is over! She had a great report card and is all ready for 2nd grade. Thursday my parents picked them up for a "camping" trip to a nice RV resort in Jamaica Beach (they are still there, they will return this Wednesday). Matt and I went down early Saturday morning and stayed until Sunday afternoon. Saturday we had a BUSY day.. we went to the beach, had a watermelon eating contest, played putt putt golf, went to the swimming pool and watched an outdoor movie at sunset. WHEW! That was fun! Sunday we went to the beach for about 3 hrs then went back to grill some hamburgers. After that the rain came but I think everyone was pretty wore out, so it was a good time to rest (Friday the kids were at the pool and splashed all day). I imagine today there were at the pool and splashed again all day. 

So coming up we still have a weekend trip with Matt's family, they rented a house on a canal right by the beach and then we also have a weekend trip back to the river with some other families. Once we get back from the river, we will be 2 weeks out from Colin's surgery and will be put on house arrest until the beginning of September. So we really are trying to live it up now.