Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Fun and New Blooms!

This weekend we went to the coast with our neighbors who are also really good friends of ours.  They have a travel trailer and a boat down at the coast, and once or twice a year we take the girls down with us for a fun filled weekend.  This trip was no exception.  Once we got the dog to the vet and the guinea girls loaded with enough dry food and hay for the extended time away, Amy and I were off with the girls to meet our guys. 

Saturday, we took the girls across the ferry to play in the water and sand for the day.  I don't really care for the beach, but I have to admit, this time was great!  It wasn't super hot and there was a breeze...Mandy was happy!

Ms. Amy actually got Daughter #1 to go out farther than she's ever gone before.  That might not sound like much, but this is my big chicken that we're talking about. She usually squeals if she thinks she sees a fish near her in the water!

They went further out, but I was in with them holding on to Daughter #2.  She had to get pretty good at jumping with the waves since she's a little shorter! She had a good time too, especially when she willingly let her sister bury her.

My favorite picture...I just love little feet!

Then came the fishing...the girls had a great time!  Daughter #1 teamed up with Mr. Kevin and Daughter #2 with her daddy.  Amy got stuck with me and did all the work, but let me bring them in.  My job is really to just get good pictures; it's self assigned, but something I'm good at.  I'm not too much for touching live bait or live fish for that matter!  I'd much prefer to take pictures and then cook whatever is caught.  Daughter #1 wasn't too happy when her daddy and Daughter #2 kept pulling them in, but she only tried to bail out on her partner a few times!  After all was said and done, we brought in 6 Black Drums!  This was a first for I think Bob and Kevin both, so that was kind of cool as well!

The Big Fishermen/Fishergirls...Daddy/Daughter #2 and Daughter #1/Mr. Kevin
We had wonder, relaxing weekend filled with fun, laughter and of course great food!  Amy and I are much alike in's never far from our thoughts! And that, is how the weekend ended...

We came home stuffed and sunburned, but happy. You know my husband was tired...he let me drive the whole way home and kept the griping to a minimum! 

Now to the blooms!!  I was checking the succulents and noticed that my Adromischus cristatus 'Key Lime Pie' was blooming!  Nothing too spectacular, but I was pleasanty pleased! 

Adromischus cristatus 'Key Lime Pie'

Looking forward to a great week!  


  1. Thanks for visiting! It sounds and looks like your family had a wonderful time. I love the beach and water (esp. with the kids!) I am so disappointed
    it got so cold so fast here. I am going to miss summer. My mother loves plants and I can see you have a love affair with them yourself! Look forward to visiting again!

  2. What a wonderful trip! How long does it take to get to the coast?? The girls must have loveed the fishing part!

  3. Oh these pictures make me wish that we lived close to the beach. So glad you had an amazing time.

  4. Thanks for stopping by!

    Myrtle, I like the way you said that, "love affair with my plants"...that's a great description! My husband actually told me he was jealous of the time I spend with them. I had to explain that it was no different that his deer hunting/fishing or the perfect golf game for him.

    Julie - we're 2 1/2 hours from Corpus/Port Aransas. Not near as close as you are to your beaches, but close enough to make a weekend trip! The girls loved it! Bob is an avid fisher, so they get it naturally. I still have to download some other pictures, but this year Caitlin actually held one!

  5. Oh Mandy it sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time. Love the picture of feet too. So cute. I think the key lime bloom is beautiful. It means your plant is very happy. I was at a cabin laying on a lounge chair looking at the stars. Beautiful!