Saturday, August 20, 2016

Everyday Joy {Week 33}

We are soaking up our last weeks of summer.  Here is a recap of our week....

We were at the park this evening when Rylan calls out, from the top of the play set no doubt, "Mom, I look like the Jesus status in Rio."  Oh this kid!!!!  {August 12}

Practicing for the Olympics....well, in their mind they are:)   {August 13}

Tonight's sunset was little rays of light.  Ahh, we do not want summer to end.  {August 14}

Washing away the Monday blues.  {August 15}

Another beautiful sunrise and I am reminded that the "Joy comes in the morning!"  Psalms 30:5 {August 16}

Water balloon fights are in full force today.  {August 17}

Two peas in a pod.  {August 18}

Friday, August 19, 2016

Everyday Joys {Week 32}

Here is a recap of our week....

No matter where we are, it somehow turns into a baseball field.  {August 5}

It has been a fun week at the beach! We are sad that it has to end.  Until next time.... {August 6}

After being gone for almost two weeks....our garden exploded! {August 7}

"Can we keep him?"{August 8}


Summer days are made of sweaty boys and dirty feet.  {August 9}

Summer fun at the Mallard's game.  {August 10}


A dreary summer day calls for strawberry chocolate chip cookies to make this day a little brighter.  {August 11}

Everyday Joys {Week 31}

A little recap of our week....

Taking a trip down memory lane this morning....we drove past our old house, visited a few old neighbors and friends, drove past a few of our favorite neighborhood spots and ended at one of our favorite parks.  All of this reminiscing has us wishing we were back in the south.  I can not believe it has been 7 years since we've lived in Georgia!  Time flies! {July 29}

We made it to the beach for a perfect sunset.  {July 30}

Some guys just can not hang.  {July 31}

Leyton and I could get used to this routine of beach, pool, repeat.  {August 1}

The golden hour.  {August 2}

Nothing but clear waters ahead.  {August 3}

Sun, sand, and these three! {August 4}

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Beach Days 5, 6 & 7.....

Days 5, 6 & 7 at the beach was much of the same....beach, pool, bike rides and night crabin'.

Since a lot of the southern schools were back in session,  there were days when it was just us at the beach.  Ah, it was so nice and rare!!!

The boys played baseball and football on the beach.   Since there was hardly anyone at the beach, we did not have to worry about hitting anyone with the ball!


The Dune Lake was a huge hit each day.  The boys would spend hours catching fish with their nets and looking for crabs.  

Leyton even fell asleep at the beach one day.  Since this is a rarity, I enjoyed every minute of it.

We rode bikes to get ice cream at one of our favorite places at the beach, Blue Mountain Creamery.

We did a little night crabin' again and the kids caught tons of crabs!


There was a "Rip Tide Warning" on our last day at the beach which meant the waves were almost 3 feet tall!  Perfect for a little boogie boarding.

Leyton was not crazy about the waves so he stayed a little closer to the sand with the board.


There was a storm rolling in on our last day so we headed back from the beach and spent little time in the pool one last time before the rain set in.


After a full week of fun in the sun, we headed back to Georgia on Saturday.

The kids had one last water gun fight with Dad-daddy.


Sunday morning, we flew back to Wisconsin with sad boys who are already planning our next trip.


And that's a wrap.....Lots of fun, sun, sand and family time together with these three wild and crazy boys.