Monday, August 11, 2014

A Summer Of Fun

Wow! This summer flew by so quickly!  This morning, my husband and I escorted our two little girls into their classes for their first day of school.  I feel like I blinked and the summer was over.  While I may kinda sorta want to fist pump and shout out a hooty-hoo, back to school, I still am so aware of how quickly time slips away from us. That we only have so little precious time with our children before they grow up. So here I am, feeling pretty nostalgic about my girls and wanting to remember what we did over the expeditious summer.

We enjoyed some time at Henderson Beach in Destin, Florida.  The sign and a roped off area was there when we arrived. I'm not sure if a wedding had already taken place or was about to, but I had to snap a picture of the adorable sign. 

Another weekend, Jared and I enjoyed a date night at Destin Harborwalk Village.  We ate at Margaritaville and were seated right on the water where I was able to snap lots of photos of boats coming in and out of the harbor. I love the pirate ship. 

After our dinner, we took a sunset cruise with Destin Snorkel.  It was a two hour cruise and we saw lots of dolphins. I wish I had been able to get a good picture of them, but they kept dipping back under the water before I snapped the photo. 

We enjoyed having our friends over for a Fourth of July barbecue. 

Katlyn and Ashlyn went to a red carpet birthday party for our neighbor and friend, Abigail. They had so much fun dressing up in red carpet attire.

I love this picture that my friend Ashton captured at the party. They are too funny. I love how a couple of the girls threw up the deuces!

Another beach trip this summer was a lovely day spent at Grayton beach with my friend, Stephanie, and her daughter. We packed a picnic lunch, played on the beach, then went to Seaside for some post-beach day ice cream. 

Katlyn decided she wanted her ears pierced, so we got that taken care of a couple of weeks ago.  She was so brave!

My mom took the girls to see Mary Poppins at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. They absolutely loved it! It was their first time at the Shakespeare Festival and they are ready to go back. 

My Aunt Cecelia also went to see the show.

These are some of Katlyn's classmates. We all get together and have a back-to-school party every year, and this year was no exception. They had so much fun together and made lots of memories.  The books they are holding are notebooks they can swap with each other and write each other notes throughout the year. 

We had a lot of ordinary summer days lounging at home, playing with neighbors, and watching movies curled up on the couch. We made lots of memories, both in the everyday and in the extras that we did.  Here's to a great school year for everyone!  

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