Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Summer, Part II

More summer fun! The above picture is a group shot of my "summertime siestas"! We did Beth Moore's Summertime Bible Study "Me, Myself & Lies" by Jennifer Rothchild. What an amazing bunch of ladies! I love each one dearly...(missing in this picture is my dear friend Kelly Bonds!)

I have been living in Florida for almost 6 years, 20 minutes south of the famous Daytona Beach and I have never been to one of the country's largest Flea Markets! Well, this summer on one of our "Sacred Saturdays" we went! We missed the Pickle Eating Contest, but we had a blast anyway! And yes...we did eat some garlic pickles! YUM!

That same day we went to the Daytona Beach Pier and played some games on Florida's version of a boardwalk! Nothing like Wildwood or Seaside Heights in NJ, but fun nonetheless!

Below are some of the children in our homeschool group. We did a field trip to Publix, one of our local grocery stores. We got to go behind the scenes to each department and the children got to be a cashier for a few minutes too!

One of my favorite free activities is Downtown Disney! There is so much to do while you walk around. Here you see Shane working hard to create his own personalized lego person! Each boy created and purchased their own lego person!

Here we just played with Mr. Potato head...we had so much fun creating all different kinds!

Oh, and we can't go anywhere without trying on the hats! We are so goofy! Well, here Shane is Jack Sparrow!

Ahh..It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This was fun! One hot August day, I decided to put the Christmas music on and serve up hot chocolate and we had so much fun creating our snowman snacks!

Sunsplash Park in Daytona Beach....we brought Ty and Faith with us one time, Hope and Hunter one time and even the Dinardi family! We went here a lot this summer!
Two monumental moments for me this summer was my 5K Run in St. Augustine,

And flying with Marmaduke at Universal Studios!

4th of July celebration on the beach with our great friends, the Bradleys and the Dinardis! We also had several game nights at Amy & Dave's this summer.

We spent many days on the Henry Farm too! Here I have Hope & Hunter, Faith & Ty, my boys and Josie Dean! Great summertime memories!

The best birthday bash ever! Six boys sleeping over! We ate pizza, made our own cupcakes and designed our own T-shirts!

Disney World...nothing better really!

Finally, I saved the best for last! The beach...we start going to the beach in April and don't stop until November! (Then we still go to the beach...but not in the water!)
Of course swimming in the pool, I am pretty sure that this is my kids' favorite thing to do!

This was the summer of 2009! Another summer of memories made, relationships built and family fun! Now it is time to switch gears as we look at the beginning of another school year. Kyle still attending Edgewater Public (we meet his new teacher in a few days), Shane in 1st grade and Brendan in 3rd, both again homeschooled!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Oh how much fun! I can't believe you had never made it to the flea market??- we go often. The game shop in the E2 Shops is really the draw.