Tuesday, April 18, 2006


After dinner at Crabs.

We love visitors! We had the pleasure of Mom and Dad's company Thursday through Sunday last week. I'm so glad they came down for a few days to see where we live and spend some time with us. The first day we took them to lunch at a little cafe in Milton and gave them a tour of our town and the Whiting Field base (where Mike will go to Primary Flight School in July). That night we stopped by the mall in Pensacola to get Dad some new shoes and then headed down to the waterfront for a seafood dinner. We went to a place called Crabs and sat right on the water. There was a full moon. It was beautiful.

The next day, Mike had to go into work early for a couple hours. While he was gone, Dad and I worked on his company's newsletter that I help design each month, and then Mom and I prepared sandwiches and snacks to take to the beach. Upon Mike's return we packed up the car with a cooler full of snacks and beverages, our beach chairs, towels and sunscreen - and of course our two little white pups - and drove to the beach. It was such a gorgeous day. Eighty-five degrees and sunny with a nice southern breeze.

That night we had a cookout and invited our friends, Chad and Sommer to join us. We talked and laughed and ate way too much. But it was delicious!

On Saturday, I took Mom shopping in Destin at Silver Sands. It's a huge outdoor outlet-type place. The only things missing were the outlet-type prices, however. They had one of those fudge stores (my mom LOVES fudge) so we stopped there and treated ourselves to some candy before heading back home. Meanwhile, Mike took Dad to play golf at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Mike showed him around the base and then they played 18 holes.

Sadly they had to leave early Easter morning. Dad is having surgery for his Sleep Apnea today, so he needed to get back in time to get ready for that. (There is a very painful recovery period, so please keep him in your prayers.)

Thanks, Mom and Dad, for coming to see us! We had a great time and hope you'll be down again soon. Love you!

Dad, Mom and Cody soaking up the sun. It was Cody's first time at the beach. He thoroughly enjoyed himself.

Can you see my baby bump?! It's there. Those are maternity shorts, believe it or not! I can no longer button any of my own.

Junah checking out the ocean. After his first horrific gulp of salt water a couple weeks ago, he's thinking: 'So, we meet again.'

Every time one of us would get up off the chair, Junah jumped in.

Cody wore himself out playing in the sand. He got some rest under the shade of Dad's hat.

Settling in for a suntan.

Easter morning breakfast, just before Mom and Dad left. We ate cinnamon rolls, mmmm.


whitney said...

man you live near a beach. i'd be forever in vacation mode if i lived there.

sending good thoughts your dad's way.

Brandon & Carolyn Schroder said...

you look as beautiful as ever- however- are you standing at attention!? thumb on the seam... hahahahahahaha

Lyndsay said...

I am so glad your parents got to come down to visit. I know that made you and them very happy! I can't wait to be able to come down myself! I must admit, this whole beach thing is making me very jealous...that was not in our plans as kids. Ha! As always, prayers your way that the pregnancy gets easier and of course for your Dad. Love ya bunches!


Lori said...

What a cute little baby bump!!! I am so glad your Mom and Dad could spend time with you guys! It looks like you had a lot of fun!

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