Tuesday, May 25, 2010


In just a few days (five to be exact) Heath is going to go to Missouri for several weeks. We don't know how many but we are guessing anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The kids and I will be staying here. Doesn't that sound like fun? Sigh. I'm incredibly attached to him and I know it is going to be a difficult time for me. He is going up there because it seems like there is a lot of job opportunities up there. But we could be wrong. So before we just pack up and move he is going ahead to check it out. And if he needs to, blaze the trail. So I really have no idea what is going on with our lives. We may stay here for years or possibly move to MO. Nema of course is adamant that our lives would be miserable in MO. She has already told me that we could never get a house as nice as this one, and we would be WAY too cold, we would miss the beach and we would have no friends. Thanks Nema. But I have made up my mind to be very positive about this. Of course it's not ideal, I like Heath and want to be around him! That's why I married him! But I'm strong and capable and women do this all the time. (I'm thinking about all my military friends.) And who knows, this may be just the path God has for us! Hopefully we will find out soon! Anyway I just wanted to let you know what was going on with us!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


If you look you can see the fish Levi has just thrown and the sea lion is about to catch!
Levi NEVER gets tired of petting the matter how long we do it.

Ocean Comotion is Londyn's favorite ride.

My crew with the beautiful dolphins!!!!!! I heart dolphins.

These birds were awesome. They just kept landing on us! One landed on Londyns' head!

My favorite part of vacation! We all love feeding the dolphins!

We are now on day 10 of a 2 week vacation. It's wonderful of course. We have been spending our time at Sea World, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens. Sea World has emerged as the leading favorite followed by Busch Gardens and Aquatica is coming in last. At Aquatica we have to be split up the whole time, someone riding rides with Luke and someone else staying with Levi and Londyn. And being the family fanatics that we are, we just like to stick together. I think it's funny because during this vacation I have been able to see just how much that has rubbed off on my children. The people at the rides will say, you can ride this but you all can't ride on the same row, and they will always opt to wait for the next ride so they can. I think this is very cool. I also CAN'T BELIEVE how much we are learning! I told Heath that Luke has had a years worth of science in the past week. These are very educational parks! (well, not Aquatica)

So our daily routine is this: We wake up and I cook breakfast here at the condo, then we go to a theme park for about 3-4 hours. We eat our big meal after we leave. The food at the parks is ridiculously expensive. Then we come back to the condo and swim for about 2 hours. Night time swimming is great because the pools are almost empty. After we swim we eat sandwiches and then the kids watch a movie and eat chocolate chip cookies and popcorn. We are loving movie nights because we just have our little 24 inch TV and so we think movies on this big flat screen are fun. So yes...we are having a blast. I'll post pics soon.