Sunday, September 14, 2008

Finally we are moved in!!!!

After three months of waiting we are finally in our new house with all of our stuff! I am starting to feel like I am officially home. There are still boxes to be unpacked and pictures to be hung, but we are here!

Needless to say, I have had NO creative time yet---so I have decided to share some highlights from our first few months here in Georgia. Let me say that it is HOT and muggy! But it seems to be a nice area of the country and I think we are going to like it here!!!!

Kaylee and Bella's SeaWorld Birthday

About a month after we got to Georgia, my eldest and youngest daughters celebrated a birthday. We decided to treat them to Seaworld...and breakfast with Elmo. Bella was terrified of the characters at first, but warmed up to them just in time to share a pic with the red guy!

Aren't they adorable???

All of the kids had a lot of fun!

Jory's First Fish

The older girls went to Alabama at the end of June to visit Mamaw and Papaw. Jory got some well deserved quality time with mom and dad. We went to the beach and while there Dad took Jory fishing on the pier-his first time ever! Jory just wanted to catch a fish (any fish!) and he did!!! Here is his first catch (a whiting):

Oma and PawPaw's Visit (4th of July)

While the girls were still out of town (two weeks!), Oma and PawPaw came for a visit. Other than the normal Fourth of July activities, we also took them to Savannah to see the city.
We walked all over the historic district and when it was time to eat, we had dinner at the Pirate's House.
We had some really good food and after dinner even got a tour from legendary pirate Capt. Jack Sparrow.
Who needs Disney? This guy was great! And Jory thought he was so cool!!!

The end of summer--School begins

School started back at the beginning of August. The kids got settled in their new surroundings and I finally had a little time to breathe. My dad came for a visit at the end of August-just in time for Labor Day and just in time to see our new house. With all the kids in school I actually got to spend some quality time with dad. We headed to Tybee Island in his Miata convertible and visited the Tybee Lighthouse. Dad convinced me to climb with him to the top and I did- all 178 steps!!! The view was fantastic! I was so glad he suggested this trip. I probably would have never visited the lighthouse otherwise. Now I plan to go back with Michael and all the kids....

So, that was our summer! I hope everyone else's was as fun as ours...maybe when the house is finished I can finally carve out some craft time! Until then......



Joel said...

i love the title of your blog!

Jen said...

I like the new look of your blog...great pic of you! The recap of yours summer and the pictures is wonderful. Sure to miss you around here. Talk to ya soon!

Monica said...

Looks so nice there!
Glad to hear you all are settled in(or somewhat?!) LoL

Hope to see yah posting more soon!


Monika in VA said...

HI Shannon!!!

(Remember me ~ I was your DSS Lil Sis) I've been checking in on your blog & was so happy to see that you & your family seem to have had a great summer! Hope to see some great creativity soon!