Monday, August 31, 2009
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So, I know these are the beach pictures that everyone wants to see!!! :) Anthony LOVED his first time at the beach. He had to investigate the sand a little bit at first but quickly decided that he didn't mind it. He was not afraid of the water at all, and loved getting splashed in the face by the waves! At one point he just took off crawling down the beach, and he kept stopping to wave and say "bye-bye"! I have no idea how far he would've gotten had we not eventually stopped him! It was so much fun to see the newness of everything through his eyes!
Posted by The Mamminas at 5:14 PM
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Whenever we travel with the Bellican family (my side) for vacation, we usually end up renting a house since there are so many of us...there are eight adults and two children. It allows us to spend more quality time together, save money by cooking our own meals, and have a place for the kiddos to nap or rest.
This beach house in Watersound, Florida, is by far my favorite house we have stayed in. It was well-thought out in design, and much of the interior is Pottery Barn style. The inside is so open, and there are plenty of outdoor porches and seating areas. I had to post all my pictures so you can see it, but I wasn't able to get the bedrooms before we messed them all up! Maybe I can add some more pictures later (b/c I know my mom took some!). The bedrooms were just as lovely as the rest of the home!!!
the side home is the guest house
downstairs hallway from outside...love the light fixtures!
Posted by The Mamminas at 8:23 PM
Toward the end of July we headed over to Watersound, Florida for my sister Michelle and her long-time boyfriend Josh to get married. We've been calling him "Uncle Josh" ever since Anthony was born, but now it's official! Hooray!!! Here are some beautiful pictures of the beach wedding event. They pretty much had the entire beach to themselves...it was amazing! We're so happy for you two!!! We miss you and love you!
Posted by The Mamminas at 1:20 PM
Or "boon" as Anthony calls them!!! We went on a lunch date to Chick Fil A, and Anthony picked this one out all by himself! He watched one of the workers putting out a display, and was just craning his neck to watch him! I guess the guy noticed that Anthony wanted one, so he came over to our table and let him have first dibs! Sorry the pictures are a little dark! Don't you just love how the little things in life make kids so happy?!? I need to be more like that! :)
Posted by The Mamminas at 1:04 PM
Well, it's almost September, and here I am blogging about the Fourth of July...oh well! At least the pictures are just as good now as they were then! We decided to take Anthony to his first parade in downtown McKinney. This was actually the First Annual 4th of July Parade for McKinney. We went with some good friends, Kit and Gwen, who have two little boys, so we were in great company. It was about 100 degrees even this early in the morning! But Anthony didn't seem to mind...he enjoyed hanging out in his backpack on Daddy's back.
Not sure what the person in the gold costume is supposed to be--the statue of liberty?
Posted by The Mamminas at 12:35 PM
Yay! My camera is fixed, and I bought a card reader to upload my pics...(we were having a problem with the cable that came with my camera as well)! So, I'll spare you the details, but the bottom line is--we are back in business! Expect the floodgates to be opened with all the postings I need to catch up on! Here we go...beginning with the Fourth of July!!!
Posted by The Mamminas at 12:32 PM
Friday, August 14, 2009
I know it's been awhile since I've posted. My camera basically just quit working. So, not only am I not taking pictures right now, I'm not uploading them either. It hasn't even been a year since I bought the camera, so it's still under warranty. I've sent it in to Kodak, and they have received it, so I should be hearing something soon. Hopefully they will repair it for free or send me a new one. So sorry about the lack of updates. I'll catch you all up as soon as I get to taking pictures again. Until then...please excuse me during this short (we hope!) intermission!
Posted by The Mamminas at 8:29 AM