Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Our Summer 2014

I'm back!! Aren't you proud of me?? I promised I would return to continue the saga of the past few months in our lives and BAMM...here I am :) If you missed out on my most recent post, you can check it out here

Where we last left off, Isabelle had just finished up kindergarten and we were all ready for summer break! The kids were happy to be outside, playing in the pool their GG got them and having snacks outdoors...






Isabelle participated in her first sport...Swim Team!! She did great for her first year and had a great time making friends and or course swimming...





We had fun playing and working at the Catholic Community of Washington Summer Social...


Then we went on vacation!!! My mother and father in-law, along with both of my sister's in-law and I took all the kids down to West Palm Beach to stay in the condo!! Now that we aren't living there, everyone is getting to take advantage of it! We drove down and split time between the RV and a van.










We hit up all our favorite hot spots!! Like the beach...







Cityplace...





The Palm Beach Zoo...




The whole gang






The best we can do at a group shot lol


The traditional turtle picture








We celebrated Papaw's birthday while we were there...





My favorite part of the trip was something we had never done there before. We went on a pirate adventure aboard the Black Sparrow!!










Ship wreck



Solving the puzzle map



Turn the ship around!



Getting their gold


Soon it was time to head home and prepare for the 4th of July!! I hadn't been feeling so hot towards the end of our trip and got quite a surprise when I got home...



The kids dressed up in their patriotic outfits and we had some fun with the Bennington flag (that's my maiden name by the way if you didn't know) before heading to the Williams family 4th celebration...

Isabelle and the flag she made




Playing with uncle Joe

Cheering on the volleyball players with his cuz

Not so sure about the pool


Lunch time

Pool rat

A little dunk action with her daddy's assistance 

That weekend we had some family time at Mi Pueblo and a SUPER amount of fun at Reese's birthday party...









Remember how that tree smashed our car? Well....we finally got another one!! Technically, it was my hubby's car that got smashed but since he commutes a bit to work he decided to drive my car and let ME get the new one (isn't he a doll)



The next few weeks in July flew by and we stayed busy...




                       We spent some fun time at the park...







We kept our new ride clean with fun trips to the tri-colored car wash (it smells like fruity pebbles)



Jude gave me attitude and does in fact look just like his daddy...


We had fun at the Water World of Washington splash park...




                                We did a little shopping...


                                Jude "tried" out the potty...


            Isabelle wrapped up her season on the swim team...


                                Jude got a big boy car bed...


                    I had lot's of help with my yard sale...


Jude pulled an Evel Knievel and drove his cozy coupe car down the stairs! No stitches this time, but a bloody nose and busted lip left him looking rough for a week or so. (this kid is going to give me serious grey hairs)



Daddy starting working at Williams Brothers Pharmacy in Vincennes!! Working there has been a lifelong dream of his so we are super proud of him and like to pop in and visit (especially when we drive cars down the stairs)...


They love to sit on the scooters



Just like that and we were at the end of July! Luke and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary by taking a quick over night trip to French Lick. We had a nice time and hit up all our favorite spots...

We stayed in the French Lick Hotel this time


The Power Plant...We always have to stop in there.


Of course it storms every time we go there

We sat outside by the pool and watched the storm

We always take a picture in the tunnel

I LOVE PLUTOS PIZZERIA

I picked this machine with Isabelle in mind
 July was over and with it summer. Lot's of changes were coming for us in August...some exciting...some unexpected...some heartbreaking. This is a blog about my life and I like to keep it real. It's not always a bowl of cherries. Unfortunately, on August 4th, the same day that Isabelle had her first day of 1st grade, I found out that I had suffered a miscarriage.




Things happen in life that we just simply can't control. Some people choose to think all things happen for a reason and others that life is just a random draw and "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit". All I know is while this was unexpected and hard on my heart, I had 2 little blessings that make all my days worth while. The world doesn't stop because we want it to and life will go on with or without us. So, forward with life is where we go and Isabelle was off on her first day as a big kid 1st grader!!


So that's it folks! Our summer is over!! Please come back to check out our next post, "The Road to Today", where I will finally end with where we are today and continue to post more regular, up to date, posts.

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