Archive | July, 2012


Rand is pretty serious about his hummus. He loves to dip pretzels or cucumbers…or his FINGERS.  Anyhow, this “sensory activity” took place the other day under dad’s watch:







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Emerald Isle in June

In June, the “Franklin/McWilliams/Smith” Family went to Emerald Isle.  We stayed in an incredible beach house and had some fun times.  Rand was super-spoiled because he was the only kiddo and so of course he got all the attention.  I have a few photos to post too from the trip, but in the meantime, I’m just going to steal Kristen’s photos from her facebook page because they are AWESOME.

A view from the marsh near the Aquarium:

Me pretending to paddle on our kayaking adventure

Thanks to my really strong husband, this is usually how I kayak,

Nobody capsized, Kristen has a cool water-proof camera

Flotilla in the waterway

Beach view

One of the best things about the house we rented…it had a POOL!

It was a wonderful week.  I am so blessed to have these sisters (plus one more – we missed Claire in this shot!).

Ok I’m off to work on perfecting a peach cobbler recipe.  If I ever nail it I will post it for you!!!


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Back again…

And we’re back. As I’m looking around at an unpacked cooler, suitcase and sandy beach bag filled with who knows what (I’m looking forward to cleaning that one out about as much as Rand’s carseat), I realize that I need to Step. Away. From. The. Computer.

So come back on Wednesday okay? I’ve got a few photos. Oh, and I came out from under a rock and joined instagram – so check me out there too.

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