Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mexican food, Margaritas, & Live Music!!

Knee deep in the water somewhere....

Ahhhh!! We finally made it to the beach on Saturday.  I ended up taking the kids by myself; Danny didn't feel like being out in the heat, which was fine.  We still had a good time.  It was so packed!! I drove around for like 20-30 minutes before I found a decent place to park! 

 The umbrellas were lined up all along the beach. 
 Heading out to the water (after I lathered them up with sunscreen!)

 Kenzie sitting in the waves as they came in.

 Aydan's favorite thing was riding the waves on his sissy's princess floaty....
 And playing in the sand with his monster truck.

 Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair.....

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hopefully, we'll be here this weekend!

Galveston, I've missed you!!

I'm beyond ready to go to the beach!!  We were planning on going Saturday but Danny may have to work.  Hopefully, he won't have to so we can hit the road and get some sand n' sun!! 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Soul Surfer

This movie has been out for a while but I just recently went to the dollar theatre (cuz I'm a big spender) with Kenzie to see it.  WE LOVED IT!!!  Its a true story about a young teenage girl, Bethany Hamilton, who is attacked by a shark while out surfing and loses her entire arm.  It has some big-name stars in it, including Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, and Carrie Underwood (love her!).  This is a great family movie with a faith-based feel to it.  Plus, I tend to like movies with sharks, even though I have an intense fear of them (I blame Jaws, which is also my favorite all-time movie, LOL).  I definately would recommend this movie for anyone to see.  In fact, I think when it comes out on DVD Aug. 2nd, I will buy it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

View from our backyard...

I love sitting outside in the evenings or mornings when its not quite so hot and looking out across the water.  Its so quiet and peaceful. 

(The pics were taken from my phone so they aren't the greatest quality...)

Monday, July 11, 2011

fireworks, bowling, and trains...oh my!

I'm so far behind on this blog, its ridiculous!!  June was pretty busy for us!  Danny's family came to visit on the week of the 13th, which I have lots of pics of  that I still need to post, lol!  Here's a few random things that we've been up to this past month. 

We went to the train museum down in Galveston.  We had never been there before and thought it'd be something that the kids would enjoy.  It was pretty neat.  There were several old railroad cars outside that we could walk through.  Some of them were still under renovation because there was a lot of damage to the museum after Hurricane Ike.

 Walking through the dining hall.... I don't think I've ever been on a real train before.  They make them look so much bigger in movies and stuff than they are in real life.

 There were a bunch of statues throughout the lobby that they called "Ghosts of Travelers Past."  They looked so real it was kinda scary lol!  I kept waiting for them to start moving!
Mail car, which I didn't realize you were able to recieve mail on a train?  

While we were in Galveston, we drove by the cruise terminal and there was a cruise ship at the port.  We would love to take a cruise sometime and its so nice that we could board right down in Galveston.  The ships are massive in real life! 
Another thing we've done recently is bowling.  The kids had fun with it :)  I forgot just how bad I was at bowling!!  We played 2 games and I only broke 100 once, just barely, lol!

 Danny trying to show Aydan how to throw the ball down the lane.
 Kenzie showing off her skills :)  The kids actually did pretty well.  Their scores weren't too far behind Danny and I.  The bumpers definately helped them (and me too, hehehe).

This year on the 4th of July, we stayed close to home.  There were a bunch of fireworks shows in our area.  We decided to go near our old apartment building and watch the fireworks by the water.  I think everyone else had the same idea...it was packed!!

It was a decent show but nothing to fancy.  The kids thought they were cool and I think this is the first year that Aydan really got into them.

These are just a couple random pics I had on my phone so I thought I'd share.  I got Aydan this styro-foam airplane at the dollar store. He loved it until it broke after the first day....but what can you expect for a dollar I guess, right.

Here's Kenzie giving Hunter some love.

I was trying out my new phone when I took this picture. 

Anyways, thats about all I have for now.  Hopefully soon I will post pics from when Danny's family came to visit.  Have a great week!!