Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fort Morgan

I know it has been a while since my last post. I can tell you it is not for lack of material to write about. We have been so, so busy. I am trying to catch up from this summer because we have so much to tell about that I am sure you don't want to miss. These pictures were taken at Fort Morgan, AL. While we were visiting Katherine we decided to take the ferry across the bay to the fort. We decided just to walk onto the ferry instead of driving our car since the fort wasn't too far from the bay on the other side.

The Fort is a really cool place. The kids really enjoyed it mainly because there were all kind of cool places to run and hide and get lost. It was neat to see a bit of history. There were so many great places to take pictures, if only the kids had cooperated more!

This picture was at the end of our day and would have been really cute if I could have gotten them all to look out and look happy!

Check out these stairs! They practically went straight down. I'm glad we don't have those at our house.

Notice the Gulf in the background.

A tunnel into the court yard.

This was a super long wall on the beach/gulf side of the fort. We walked all the way down it!

Here's a funny story - At the end of the day we looked at our watches and saw that we had only 10 minutes to make it back to the ferry or we would have to wait 45 more minutes for the next one. It was about 1/2 mile away from where we were, so we all took off running. L.C. was pretty far ahead of us (not surprising). We ran about 1/2 of the way and Pipi stopped and said that she could not go anymore that her legs were too tired. At that same time a UPS truck drove up and asked if we wanted a ride! It was awesome timing and we all jumped aboard with the packages in the back. We got there right as they were loading everyone! Thank you Mr. UPS man you saved the day!

Friday, July 24, 2009

More from Dauphin Island

I know, I know, more pictures from our trip. We just took so many that I have to share. There will be another round coming just to let you know, but hey this blog is about us, so I can post whatever I want! I can't believe that there are only two more weeks until school starts! We have two more trips planned before then!

Mom AKA Granna was able to come down to Dauphin Island and spend some time with us. We went to the beach all day and played in the water. These kids sure do love her being around...not that she spoils them!



Yum, Yum! Jeff (JT) cooked us yet another feast this night. We also had some more of the fresh fish. His sweet parents joined us as well.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

photog trix

On our way to Dauphin Island, I finally got to read part of the manual for my camera that I have had for a while now. I tried a couple of things that turned out kind of neat if not anything else. Of course I need more practice, but these pictures are straight out of the camera. The first three pictures are black and white except of course the color I choose to highlight. The red sky picture is color swap.

It's all in how you work the tongue!

Beach front property???

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dauphin Island part 1

*** WARNING WARNING...there are a lot of pictures to come. I had a hard time narrowing it down, so I chose many of them.

Aunt Katherine and Pipi on the long walk to "our" beach.

And if you don't mind walking a million miles to the beach you get it all to yourself!! Isn't this great?

Would you like to gobble up this one...

...or this cute-t-pie...don't you love the tongue?

My sweet babies...oh wait they aren't babies anymore. This is the first time in 8.5 years that my youngest child is over the age of 3! Weird!

ARGHH me Matey's...We've found treasure!

Katherine has been teaching the boys to fish on our visits, and now they are hooked (really no pun intended). Check out what they caught...

This was his very first fish!

And check out what this lucky bird got!

And this is what they caught...

Jeff (JW) spent the day deep sea fishing with Katherine's (Captain) Jeff (JT) and this is some of what they caught. JT is awesome at what he does, and was able to put them right on the big fish. Oh and he is a great cook. We enjoyed fresh fish all week!!!

A great day had by all!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th

Here is what we did on the, fun, fun!!!

All decked out in our 4th attire.

Papa and Nana surrounded by love! Don't you love Papa and Pipi's look?

This boy has turned into a fish this summer!

L.C. went off the rope swing many times. This pictures are not too great because they were across the lake and I really had to zoom in. He swam all the way to the swing. He also went off the platform that is in the middle of the lake. It is probably higher than a high dive. I was in the water "life guarding" so I did not get any pictures.

Jeff swinging like a monkey.

Good ole sparklers!