Monday, July 27, 2009

Recap of the Last Few Weeks

I thought we were busy during the school year...that was nothing compared to the summer that we have had so far! Did I mention that I LOVE summer? It is my favorite season, but every year we cram in way too much!


As you all know, we have been very busy with Brendan's baseball. We went to the State tournament the weekend of July 18th. I am sad to say that we did not win, but our boys played very well and hard!!! I am so proud of all of them, but I am especially proud of how far Brendan has come this year!

state sign



In the middle of baseball, we took a long weekend trip to Ocean Isle Beach, NC with the boys. It was a laid back short family get-away with no expectations, and it was wonderful!!! http://www.oceanislebeach.com/

ocean cove



The very next weekend (July 4th), we visited our friends in Wilmington, NC and had more beach time at Wrightsville and Topsail beaches. We also had a 4th of July celebration which included watching fireworks off their pier at the intracoastal waterway!

beach bums


That same week on Wednesday, JC and I drove Brendan to Camp Don Lee on the Neuse River for his first overnight camp experience. He was there for three nights and LOVED it. Next year he will be old enough to go for the entire week, and he is very eager to do so! http://www.donleecenter.org/

boats

cabin 5

bcamp


The trip to Wilmington for our state baseball tournament worked out well for us because we were already going back to Ocean Isle on the 18th with my family for the week. We went down after the last game on Sunday and stayed until this past Saturday! As I've mentioned before, the beach is my heaven on earth. We spent almost every waking hour on the beach...from ~ 8:30 every morning until about 6-6:30 each night. We LOVE it!!! Jackson bought himself a surfboard (a foam one - not the $1000 ones), and he basically taught himself how to ride the waves in. One of my favorite things to do is collect beach glass. If you look very closely - especially right where the water meets the sand - you can see the brown, green, clear and aqua glass pieces. We found several this year! I also found 6 or 7 shark's teeth...a couple were a little bigger than I would have liked to see on the beach! The boys went jet skiing in the waterway, and we enjoyed great seafood! It was wonderful!!!

surfboard

surfbest

surf

surfin

baseball on beach

brendan beach


Now we are back to reality!!!

We thought that we may get a court appointment for St Petersburg last week, but we did not hear anything. I am getting very frustrated, but we have been so busy that I am trying to focus my energy on the boys and all of our activities at home!!!

Oh, and by the way, in the middle of all of this, we moved THREE bedrooms around in our house. My mom selflessly painted them all for us!!! We are still getting the last of the decorating and picture hanging completed, but I think these rooms in the house will be better used now.

This is why I have been nonexistent in the blogging world! Maybe life will calm a little, and I can enjoy these dog days of summer!!!

Missed y'all!

7 comments:

Heather said...

It sounds like you've had a fun and busy summer! Great pictures.

Tara said...

We've missed you too! Sounds like you have been keeping busy and having lots of fun!

Caroline Armijo said...

Even Henry wondered what happened to you! Glad you're having a great summer.

Jodee Leader said...

I have missed you too! I am starting to have a love/hate with summer. I love the weather but I hate the busyness! I am looking forward to things slowing down this fall.

Hope you have a great week!

teg said...

Looks like you've had some good beach visits. Brendan is such a handsome boy and I love the photos of Jackson on his boogie board.
Can't wait for the upcoming "Glazener Beach Week" on the horizon. Hope things with the adoption positively progress for you guys. Keep me in the loop! xoxo

Barb said...

Your photos are fabulous! Sounds like you've had a great time this summer. Hope you hear something soon from SPB!

Felicia said...

I'm like you...summer has been sooo busy! Love all your photos and enjoy the dog days of summer!

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