Monday, July 29, 2013

1 Week

It's been 1 week since this sweet smile left our home.  It's been sad some, but we're doing okay.  He's finally in Afghan now after a week of many stops.  

It's crazy what a few years can change about a deployment... an iphone with imessage and facetime can really make a difference in communication.  This won't be an everyday thing--he needs wireless to use these features and there is no wireless in his room or at work.  Still it was good to see his sweet face and know where he was each leg of the trip.  

my screenshot for ya'll 

Miss you Mike <3 .="" nbsp="" p="">

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sequence Saturday

Holden's first time bodyboarding

Friday, July 26, 2013

Beach Randoms

on the road
Davis thinking he's big stuff...riding around Ft. Caswell not belted in
(don't worry, we were only one one of a handful of vehicles driving around at a speed of 10ish mph ;)

Ferry Ride to Fort Fisher

Waiting for our table

 pretty view at dinner
 Pop Pop's lap is FULL!
they had separate beds, but wanted to sleep together...such sweet little twins
On our way home, we stopped in Southport for some yummy food and a little shopping

 best crab cakes ever
 this boy was tired from his beach week...

Thursday, July 25, 2013


just our most favorite holiday ever...
here's some pics from the day.

our family
the outtakes

my love
my littles

Big Fella

posing for us
(batman...although it's a little more spiderman-esque)


this is how Davis felt about taking pictures
so we cheated and took his pictures the next day :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Daddy Our Hero

here's the rest of the pics we took before Daddy left and a little story to go with them too.  

this fence is in my friend's old neighborhood.  i have been driving by it for a while and keep meaning to take some pictures with it.  what better opportunity? 

the fence is on the side of the street, across from a row of houses.  it's pretty easy to figure out which house painted the flag, since the house also has an american flag mailbox, multiple flags hanging around the house and other USA gear all over the place.  Again, we aren't in anyone's yard or anything...just on the side of the street by the sidewalk.  We've been taking pictures for a while and an older man comes out of the house, obviously a bit eccentric.  He has longish hair, an obvious war injury and he's wearing nothing but his underwear! 

He watches us for a while and then shouts from his porch to us "hey, that's my fence".  I turn around, smile and respond that I really liked it and does he mind that we are taking pictures.  He said "of course not" and just wanted us to send him a photo.  He then apologized for his 'indecency" and then continued to stand right there in plain view in his tighty-whities, smoking a cigarette watching us and waving to the kids.  Writing this, it sounds a bit creepy--but it wasn't.  Just comical.  And i do fully intend to drop a photo in his mailbox to keep my end of the deal with a note of thanks on the back, cause i do really love these pictures and that flag was the perfect backdrop.