Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Helpers

We were able to get a bunch of beautiful hibiscus bushes so Mark worked so hard this weekend to trim our trees and make our back yard look like a tropical paradise! He, of course, had some help!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

32 Weeks and Wondering How Much Bigger I Can Get.

I forgot to mention that on Saturday while we were at Naples I was 32 weeks preggo!  I really forget how incredibly huge I get!  Very ready to hold my baby boy.  Although I'm starting to think he's going to come the size of a toddler!!!  Praying I have less than 8 weeks to go.  Maybe he'll be good to his momma and come a bit early, unlike his siblings who all were a day or two late.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekend in Naples

Mark and I were able to get away this weekend for an early anniversary/last time before baby comes gift! =)  We've been wanting to check out the west coast of Florida so we went to Naples.  It was absolutely beautiful!  We definitely are planning on taking the kids over there on a day trip.  It was so nice to have a break from the kids, to recharge as a couple, and just enjoy some relaxation.  I'm so thankful that Mark planned this for us!  I really needed it!  Here's some pics from our weekend.

Rockin' the 3D sunglasses to watch the Amazing Spiderman in 3D!
Enjoying the beach!
We ate a lot of ice cream this weekend! ;)
Watching the storm come in.
We got to see a dolphin at Naples Pier.
I love this man!
Dinner at Joe's Crab Shack
Ready to dig in!
We were treated to a beautiful sunset after dinner!  Thank you Lord for the beautiful colors You have created.
A competitive game of mini-golf!
This just makes me laugh!!!!  He wanted me to climb up there with him! LOL  Not happening!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekend Get-Away

My husband is taking me away this weekend to Naples, FL.  He looked at the calendar and realized this is probably the last weekend we can get away before Job gets here so he's taking me away for an early anniversary gift!  I'm so excited for some alone time with my hubby!!  We've never been to Naples so we're excited to hit the beach (without kids, without sand being thrown all over us, just relaxing on the beach - Sounds amazing doesn't it?! ;)), explore downtown Naples, enjoy some yummy food and watch a movie.  So thankful for my husband who knows I need a bit of a break from the kids before the 4th one comes along!  I'm hoping time slows down this weekend (I know it won't, but it would be nice!)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fun Week of Camp!

We were so excited when Mark & MJ made it back from the Wilds on Saturday!! Mj had so much to tell us about camp!  And Gabe & Jadyn were so excited to have their daddy and big brother home!  Mj said his favorite thing at camp was boating and his favorite meal was French Toast.  I've seen God work in his little heart.  He really has been trying to be obedient and a servant.  I'm so thankful for the fun he had and the lessons he learned this week!  He had an awesome week and he can't wait to go back next year!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Jr. Boot Camp

Mj is at his Jr. Boot Camp at the Wilds for the first time this year.  I can't believe he's old enough to go to Jr. Boot Camp.  I was supposed to be there, too with our youth group, but I needed to get an ultrasound so we decided that I should stay home.  Mark's there and giving me all the details.  Mj's having a blast (and he's taken at least one shower that we know of LOL.  Do you know how many times I told him he needs to take a shower and brush his teeth!!!)!  I can't wait to hear all about his week from him.  They'll be home tomorrow!!!  I saw this picture of Mj with his counselor and some of his cabin mates on the Wilds website! =)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Big Boy

I had to get an ultrasound yesterday because I was measuring larger than I should be. It appears that Job is a big boy!  The doctor said he weighs about 4 and 1/2 lbs.  (Yikes! I still have 9 weeks and 4 days to go!)  So glad to get another sneak peak of our baby and to know that he is healthy and definitely growing!

I cannot wait to kiss that sweet face!

Precious baby foot!

Hang Loose!

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Visit from the Storcks

Last Friday our friends from PA the Storcks came to see us for the week! The kids were spoiled rotten by Uncle Bob & Aunt Sue and we had so much fun (even though I was so sick for the first half of their time here and Gabe got sick - We made the most of it and had a blast!) It's always fun to have visitors!  Here's pics from our week!

We enjoyed a picnic dinner on Friday down at South Pointe Park and watched the cruise ships leave.
The kids enjoyed cooling off at the splash pad.
Checking out the view of South Pointe Park.
Fun at the play ground.
On Saturday we went to Marlins' Park and watched the Marlins play the Phillies.
My Phillies fans!
Monday we relaxed at home since I was pretty sick.
Tuesday we took a quick trip to Matheson Hammock Park, but Gabe started feeling sick so we had to go back home.
On Wednesday we celebrated the 4th of July.  We went down to Bill Baggs Park on Key Biscayne in the morning.
The kids at the lighthouse
An attempt at a family pic.
After naps we went to our church's July 4th picnic. Gabe played with his friend Ali.
Gabe & Aunt Sue enjoying the picnic.
After the picnic we went down to the Biltmore to watch fireworks.  Gabe & Titus enjoyed playing football together while they waited.
Mj relaxing on the blanket waiting for it to get dark.
I love fireworks!
Yesterday we enjoyed a morning at the zoo.  The kids love the splash pad there!
Cooling off on a very hot day!
Mj and the elephant.
Gabe hiding in a log at the playground.
For dinner the Storcks treated us to Red Lobster.  Gabe loved the lobster tank.
Enjoying the cheesy biscuits!
It was a fun week!  Now to get the kids back to a routine...
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