Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Summer Heat

We just returned from a camping trip at a campground on the lake outside of Augusta, called Clarks Hill.

We were there with Allen's family and some family friends of theirs...25 of us in all! 3 campsites, 3 pop up campers, 3 tents, 5 kids bikes, 7 cars, a motorcycle, 2 boats and a huge screened in area for eating. Our tent even had it's own air conditioning unit! It's definitely a site to be seen. We had a great spot by the beach and the kids had a blast. Great food, including eggs, bacon, grits, and toast for breakfast and homemade wings, fries & salad for dinner. Delicious! Allen's family has been doing this since his parents were kids. They stay for a whole week each summer. We stayed for 3 days...maybe next summer we'll stay longer but then we'll have 1 more kid in the mix!

Camille LOVED "driving" the boat!

When we got home we were unloading the car and all of the sudden I noticed a couple of cars parked on our street and a woman collapsed on the sidewalk. It was obvious she had been exercising. I called to Allen and he ran across the street to help her. Luckily, a woman happened to stop who was an EMT and had medical equipment in her car. She was able to help the woman and even give her oxygen. The woman eventually became conscious, but only knew her name. A woman from her neighborhood stopped who recognized her and was able to get in contact with the woman's daughter. A policeman, fire truck and ambulance all showed up at the end of our driveway, which was very exciting to Everett and Camille. The ambulance took her away and Everett and I said a little prayer for her.

After that excitement, we finished unloading and unpacking...

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

This one's for Gillian

One of my friends happened to click on my blog today and I got reprimanded for not having posted in almost a year.

I guess I've been busy raising two kids and being preggo with #3. Plus, Facebook has become an easier venue for me to share thoughts and photos than the blog world. But I know my hundreds of blog friends have been so sad without me...so here's a little something:

We went on a vacation with just our little family for the first time ever two weeks ago. We went to Seagrove Beach, near Destin, FL. It was such a nice time. Allen's been traveling a lot for work so it was fabulous to have a few dedicated days to ourselves. Plus, our children wake up at the crack of dawn, which can be a problem when traveling with families whose children sleep in until 10am. What is that??? So, we were out at the beach by 8am most mornings and although our kids did miss having playmates at times, I think we all bonded and became closer. A great first family vacation.

Here are a few photos:

I'm really looking forward to this summer...going to the pool, a few other small vacations, having time to lay low with the kids. All before baby #3 arrives in October!!!