Saturday, July 14, 2012

Did You Know

 Did you know that if you had a really OLD window, like one of these,

And you cleaned it up...

And then you took a scenery picture (say one from a recent trip you took to someplace wonderful) maybe one you enjoyed enough to share on your blog-- say HERE  and had it blown up to fit the window.

Then you fit it and attached it to the back of the window and placed a hanger there,

Then you could hang it on your wall. 

Then whenever you walk by it you could imagine yourself looking out the window to that beautiful place.

Yep thats what I did!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Art Project

We got to keep Avery at our house for a few days last week.  Fun times!  I had several things in mind for us to do while she was here.  This was one of them.  I saw this idea on the idea place... Pinterest of course.  Anyway here is what you need.  (Those are sticky backed letters) 
 So you just get a canvas and spell out the name.  Then let them paint all over it.

She chose to start with pink.  I wasnt surprised.
We let it dry a little in between colors so that it wouldnt turn into a black mush.   

 Paint the whole thing.  Dont forget the sides, and then let it dry.

When its completely dry just carefully peel off the letters.

After that I put a shiny sealer over the top.   She was quite pleased with her art project and couldnt wait to show mommy and daddy.

 After a day of activities with Nonna (or Nonny, as she seems to be calling me now) a girl gets a little worn out.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

It's HOT yall!

 What do ya do in Louisiana when its HOT and you dont have a pool? 
 Head on down to the riverfront and splash a while.

 The water flow was a little low for whatever reason but Avery had fun anyway.

Avery knew that Uncle Mickey worked over there and hollered, "Uncle Mickey, are you at work?"  He didnt answer...

Our little bathing beauty!
We only stayed a little bit but enjoyed it while we were there.  Then we went to get a Sno Cone, but they were closed so we decided on Sonic and a slushy instead. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Beach Time

 Last week we made a trip to the beloved BEACH!  I do love it very much.  We had a reception to go to for Ben and Brittany that I blogged about earlier.  At the reception some friends suggested we go on and head that way instead of sticking with the plan to leave early the next morning.  So thats what we did.  The first picture is the tunnel in Mobile AL.  Thats how far we made it.  Pretty good for us seeing as how we didnt leave until after 5 PM.

We had a wonderful time as we usually do on our "getaways".  There was this little matter of a hurricane forming in the Gulf, but we went anyway.  Praying for good weather.
 The first day as you can see from the above picture was pretty windy!  Very windy actually. Sunny though!  :)  I did try to stay out on the beach in spite of it, however I finally gave up, since my ear was full of sand.  I did get a nice exfoliation though sitting out there.  When it started to sting, I decided to hike it back up to the room.  We enjoyed the day anyway, with food, shopping, and walking out on the pier seen above. 
 The next day was soooooooo much calmer.  I was able to wear my sun hat so that proves the wind had died down considerably. 
 One of my favorite things to do at the beach is get up really early.  I love the sunrises!
 Early morning has to be my favorite time there.  I always bring a cup of coffee and something to read down.  I never read much at all though.  It is just too beautiful to look away.   Morning is always when I see the dolphins.  I love the dolphins.  So glad I got to experience that again.
 The waves were bigger this time than most.  I am sure "Debbie" had something to do with that. 
 The water was so much nicer this time to me.  I usually dont get  in much.  Just a little to cool off.  But there was NO seaweed, and even better,  NO jellyfish.   So I ventured in and had a great time.  Loved jumping the waves and swimming out with Todd.  We floated and played and had a great time.

 Isnt it just gorgeous?  I told Todd to go ahead and book the room again for next year.  This should definitely be a yearly thing.
 Equally as beautiful as the sunrise, are the sunsets!  We walked the beach after a delicious dinner one night.  So peaceful, and relaxing.
 This was the view from our room.  Here is the last picture we took before leaving.  :(
Todd and I have just finished reading this book called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.  It is teaching us to be more thankful and find the joy in every situation. 
Now leaving the beach would not normally be something I would be thankful for right away.  But I was VERY THANKFUL as we were leaving.  Thankful that we were able to go and if we hadnt gone we wouldnt be leaving...

** I know it is hard to believe but I left my camera home for this trip.  Not on purpose.  I was in a bit of a rush since I wasnt planning on leaving until the next morning.  My iphone did nicely though.  :)