Since I haven’t blogged in 3 months…a recap seems like the most appropriate way to restart. Notice, it is called “Best of Summer” – I have left out the 2 year old tantrum moments, the awesome new recipes that I didn’t try and my window box/planter fail…so…without further ado, here is a peek into the best moments of a great summer:
And we found some fun new places…
Staying in a small condo that, at high tide, felt like we were actually on the water was heavenly – especially since the upkeep was so easy. Every morning, Rand would line up his animals. I would say his summer fascinations have been: animals, fishing, golf (his own versions of the last two, of course)
With Sangria at our favorite New Smyrna restaurant, The Spanish River Grill.
We also got to share the end of our trip with my mom, or “Ema” as Rand calls her, and got to see more family, including the Wallis cousins! Rand was overjoyed to get so much attention. It was hard to say goodbye to everyone!
This next photo deserves its very own post – the most major event of the summer – we were blessed with a new niece. Sweet baby Kara was born at the end of June (that’s right, we’re not even to July yet)! Here she is less than 24 hours old.
We spent time with Wes’ family at Myrtle Beach (don’t let my amazing sis-in-law fool you – this photo was less than 10 days after baby Kara was born! We are all taking lessons from Jax and Matt on how to rally.
We visited the Myrtle Beach Aquarium – which was awesome!!! But then we realized they make you exit THROUH the gift shop, which is also on the opposite side of the building as the baby ducks that Rand saw outside. So going home was not as fun…
And then we stayed for lunch and snuggles. It is also important to note that this was the day that Rand first met “Buster” and “Maggie” – they are James and Samantha’s 2 dogs who have unknowingly been prayed for 2x a day (nap and bedtime) every day since.
Overall we did a lot of swimming (bathtub, pool, ocean and lake)
It was a good summer and we were so blessed to be able to enjoy all the “new” things with a 2-year-old!