Thursday, July 2, 2009

Officially the Longest Post EVER!!!

Please pray for Kenny's Aunt Mary Jane..she is in her 90's..and fell and broke her arm in 2 places tonight! Prayers would be welcome!

I guess this will be a catch up blog. Kenny, my parents, Brylee and I took a week vacation to the beach last week, and we had a ball! My friend Tiffany was supposed to come spend some time at the beginning of the week, but some communication errors occurred. When I say PCB, what do you think of? I hope you answered Panama City Beach…but my dear, lovely, wonderful friend Tiffany thought I meant Pensacola Beach! So when she let me know she was “coming for the day”, I thought wow, she is driving almost 3 hours for the day? Before she got too far, we fixed the problem. So sad she and Rowan didn’t get to come! Towards the end of the week, my parent’s longtime friends George and Ann came. We had a great time! Lots of food and quality time. I have several of when my biologist natured husband made a discovery..well, actually when we woke up one morning, my parents had been on the balcony watching something floating in the water resembling a fish/shark. When we woke up we looked at it. Daddy showed us “it’s” tail and Kenny had to go down to get a closer look. By the time we got down several bystanders were looking too. Kenny and 2 other fools..I mean guys decided to “check it out”. They all went into the water. There were some boys walking by and Kenny borrowed their goggles to get an underwater look. About 10 minutes later, the 3 Stooges (ring leader Kenny) decided it was definitely something with spots and probably a stingray or skate. During the discovery they ran out of the water and one guy about lost it when Kenny’s foot hit his leg! It was the funniest scene..but not as funny as the afternoon. Everyone was taking a nap and I decided to look from the balcony and the crazy thing was still there. And get this a man was picking up “it’s” tail and pulling on it!!! Wow..brave man! I put my flops on and headed down to check it out for myself. When I got there a young boy was standing right beside it so I asked him if he knew what it was and he said yea..(kinda in a smart tone)’s a boat anchor he replied. What, Excuse me a boat anchor???? He said yea again..(smartly). So I went out and looked..and ya’ll I almost fell out laughing! It was a boat anchor with a long rope hanging from it which is what everyone thought was the tail!

My laughter was short lived as the next morning I go beebopping down to the beach by myself and slip and fall down the wooden steps! I quickly did that graceful stand up and look around and I don’t “think” anyone saw me. It resulted in me spending the remainder of the day with foot propped up and ice applied. Kenny took advantage of that and had a little Daddy/Daughter time at GulfWorld which was fine by me! I like to look at an exhibit and move on..Kenny wants to stay and read all the words on the plaque describing it and telling me what he knows about each thing..I guess it’s that biologist coming out! After they returned, Kenny, Daddy and Brylee went go cart riding and had a blast! On the other hand we went back the other night..and Brylee and I almost died..I am serious! We were coming around the curve and this maniac driver hit us and sent us spinning which in return I lost control and then like 10 cars hit us! That guy caused a massive traffic jam and Brylee’s poor little head just kept a banging! She was not impressed with my driving and demanded we stop. So we stopped early! We went inside to the game rooms and Brylee (I guess she gets it from her Nanna) put in one token in a machine and hit the jackpot and won 300 tickets! I swear she is so lucky!

I had a midterm exam due had to put in a little effort to complete it and it paid off! Big 100 for me! I was so stinkin excited to get that grade back..b/c admit it, it’s pretty hard to focus on words of any sort must less writing a paper when you are at the beach!

We had over 600 students staying in our condos. A youth group from Atlanta was having summer camp and they were everywhere! Before we knew who they were, Kenny and I had decided they were church kids b/c of the massive amount of one piece bathing suits..something about it just told us! Having this many people in a mass amount sure did have some inconveniences for us! The elevator being stayed hung up the whole time..and you had to wait for almost an hour at some points just to get on, but the last night we were there was so worth waiting on an elevator. We were headed out and we heard singing. They had the conference area and it was jam packed with kids singing praises to our Lord! “Sing with me how great is our God” has a wonderful meaning to it all the time, but something about those kids singing it, hands raised all over the room and knowing we are at the beach where His power and mighty hand is so evident was amazing! Kenny and I just stood there and sung with them!

Brylee had a blast with her Poppa and Nenne and she slept right between them all 7 nights! It was Heaven for me! Not so sure about them! She is a wild sleeper! She made several friends while at the beach including Chloe, Brooklyn and get this Brylee! Yes, another Brylee with the same spelling!

I was so relaxed on the beach at one point that I fell straight asleep in the chair. It was hilarious for anyone watching I am sure, b/c as I was sinking into that deep sleep in the chair, my mouth was falling open wider and wider. I woke myself up and just decided to heck with it and laid on a towel and got a great afternoon nap. Buying a large canopy was the best investment my parents made..except when the vandals came along 4th night and tore a lot of tents up. Why? What was the purpose? So, Ann and George went and bought another one for our last 2 days.

Kenny and I parasailed. Sorry no pictures..I didn’t realize you had to tell the guys to take it before you did it. I just assumed they take them and let you buy them. Oh well! We did eat at a new place “Billy’s” which was great seafood! The best Kenny said he has eaten. We went to the Treasure Ship and to Angelo’s for steak!

We all went crab hunting and didn't find any the first night..but Brylee and Poppa found one the next night while they were babysitting and Kenny and I were at a movie..We went to see the Taking of Pelham 123..very good movie!

I stayed sick most of the time with this crazy sinus mess I have fought with since Feb. I had called a doctor by the end of the week to call me something. I suffered all week because I wanted to be in the sun and with antibiotics I would burn. So my mom figured I wasn’t too bad, but ya’ll I was and I was not feeling well. I kept going under the ocean water thinking it would clear me out, but even with a combination of all the wonderful over the counter meds I was taking, I was still clogged up! So Friday I began some more antibiotics and decided to get a second opinion on my sinuses. I went to an awesome guy in Dothan and he said I was pretty blocked up which was an effect of me not being on an antibiotic long enough to knock all this mess out. Before we go the route of surgery, he wants me on antibiotic for 28 days with steroids, Flonase and Mucinex. Yay for surgery yet!

Kenny and Daddy decided to do a "drag strip" are the results! I was worried about whiplash and them running into the brick wall ahead, but they did fine and I think secretly lived out a personal dream! Ha! And Brylee sailed through the air on a trampoline.

We did try and get some family pictures without a professional photographer! I think they turned out pretty good..glad to have them for memories! By then end, Brylee made her way to the pool shower and drenched herself, dress and bow in water! Mommy was not a happy camper, but we quickly dried off in the heat!

This one is of her when she had been caught!

Okay..I guess this has been a very random post, but it catches you up somewhat of our life lately. I have a friend going through a nasty divorce and it along with Jackson Reed, Lauren Beddingfield (13 year old in diabetic coma), Uncle Petey, Ashley Stinson and many others make me question sometimes…I know I am not supposed to, and I know that God is in control..and I pray that He makes himself real to all of these and His healing hand works!


~SJ Photography~ said...

love all the pics...a long post but a good one:)

Leigh Anne said...

Love the pictures. We're going to Orange Beach in 2 weeks. Can't wait!!