It has been a whirl-wind past few weeks! Looking back at my blogs I see that I have lost a lot of the details in what has been going on over the past few weeks. I've failed to post pictures, birthdays have come and gone, stories were only 1/2 told.... That's what happens when you are busy! So, I decided today that I would play a bit of catch up. Cameron sighed the other day as I was taking about a million pictures at the fireworks, that he felt one of the longest blogs EVER coming on... he may be right :) So, I'll start with the house.... here are some pictures when our floors are torn apart. Notice the fridge outside of the kitchen? Yeah, nice! It was in the den for some time while they laid the kitchen floors. Then it moved to the sunroom while the entire downstairs floors were being finished. It's still there waiting for the kitchen to be 100% complete.
Two weekends ago we had our family day at work. We ended up taking one of Cameron's friends, Christopher with us. We had a great time. The only problem was it was HOT! It was so hot that there really were not many people there. You didn't have to wait in line for anything other than the water park. Anna was too small for most of the rides at the water park, so I stayed with her in the kids area and we didn't have to wait to ride anything. In fact, one ride they let us ride three times without ever getting off. It was a lot of fun. Cameron and I rode his first roller-coaster together. Probably his last for awhile too. It was one you stand up on and it goes upside down. I didn't personally enjoy it!
The kittens had a photo opportunity the other day. They were resting on top of the laundry basket in the bathroom and they just looked so cute I had to take some pictures of them...
Since the floors were getting redone at the house, the kids were in Georgetown with my mom and Denis for a week. They went on boat rides, fishing, bike riding and of-course out for ice cream! On Thursday, Cameron's birthday, I went down there as well to be there to celebrate his birthday with him. We had presents and an ice cream cake - Yumm! It's hard to believe my Cameron is 11!
A little blurry... but here he is opening up his new DSiXL. He loved it!
He also got a new basketball from Anna. It is a Clemson one and he loved it. Not sure what Anna thought was so funny in this picture, but she was getting a chuckle out of something!
Fourth of July we packed the kids up and drove to Charleston to Patriot's point for the firework display. They also have docked there a aircraft carrier, the Yorktown. We toued the Yorktown and then got our chairs set up for the firework display. Here are the kids in front of a pod (not sure they are called that... just made it up :)
A picture of the Yorktown
The kids loved the helicopter.. one of the many planed on this HUGE flight deck!
Some type of missile that the kids thought was cool.
After the tour of the Yorktown Tim and Cameron went and picked us up subs for a picnic dinner as we waited for the fireworks display to begin. Anna and I stayed back and made sure we kept our position (and our chairs) for the show. I got some pictures of Anna while they were gone.
Tim and Cameron... back with dinner.
Here's a picture of the Yorktown at dusk... getting ready for the big show.
The rest are pictures of the fireworks. The pictures are not the best ever, but I thought some of them turned out really cool.
I'm wishing I had more to share about our Sara Joy, but unfortunately we have not yet received a court date. I'm so anxious to get one. It has been 4 weeks and 1 day since we first saw her little face.. and we are SO ready to bring her home! Please pray for a quick court date for us!