Monday, September 19, 2011

It's my party and I'll cry if I want too...

Well, not really unless you count crying from laughing so hard! A few short weeks ago I had my 30th birthday. I decided right away no "Over the Hill" stuff or anything like that. We were going to keep it simple and just do a cookout in the back yard but then Amber suggested an 80's party since that was the decade I was born. I'm so glad she suggested it and it was SO MUCH FUN dressing up! I think every party should be a dress up party! We had good food, good 80s music and a whole lot of fun! I have to say it was a GREAT 30th Birthday! Here are some (or a lot of) pictures. Somehow we didn't manage to get any pictures of Leah and Dustin but they were there celebrating too!

Me & Ben

Me & Amy

Group shot...

All the girls

Me and my momma

Allison & Dave

Ashley & Chrystal rocking the 80's look!

Me & Amber

My party favors thanks to Amber!

Amber & Jarred

Me & Mycalee

I think that about wraps it up. I'd like to say that after this year there will be no more birthdays but I know that's not true! So in keeping with the "changing" times, I am now going to attempt a bucket list...40 things I want to do before I turn 40. Hopefully these next 10 years will go by really slow though!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Beach Trip 2011...Part 2

Here are more pictures from our beach trip. Again in no particular order as I have them scattered! I had full intentions of blogging each night so they would all be in order but I didn't! It was actually kind of nice not being tied to a computer for a week! :)

Nana & Brooks playing

Me and my sweet babies!

Emma and Addison...she wanted to take her to the beach!

Ben & Emma

Me & Brooks

All 4 of us!

Swimming at night...our little fish!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Beach Trip 2011...Part 1

Ahh, this time 2 weeks ago I was sitting on the beach with my babies and not 30 years old. A lot has happened in 2 short weeks! We decided to try somewhere new this year. I say new because we haven't been to Panama City since our senior trips after graduating high school. Everyone had told us it had changed...I was leary, I'm not going to lie and Ben was just down right not believing them, lol! But we found a great deal on a great condo on the beach and decided to try it out. We had the best time I think we've ever had on a vacation. I'm not sure how to explain it but it was so low key, so relaxing and just so much fun with the kids. They are at GREAT ages right now for the beach and we just really enjoyed having that time with them. My mom came down to stay with us part of the week and then we were on our own the rest of the week. Here are some pictures from our week! Oh and for the record, while it was probably our best vacation, it had nothing to do with PCB. It had changed quite a bit and is a LOT nicer then it was back in the day but I think Orange Beach and Gulf Shores is the place for us! These are in no particular order either as I have pictures on 2 different memory cards somehow!

Waiting on the elevator to go hunt seashells early one morning...he wore his sunglasses everywhere!

Pretty girl...

Looking for seashells!

Brooks checking out the water

Emma loved the beach but wasn't impressed with the water this year. She did get in the ocean but it didn't last long!

Silly girl...

We went down every morning and looked for seashells before we got ready for the day. Here is another picture of my 2 cuties!

Playing on the beach

Love this picture...I would love know what she's thinking and what she thinks when she looks out and sees water forever and ever.

He's gotten so big, yes he has, but he looks oh so little when you step back!

Sweet, precious this one!