Monday, August 11, 2014

the mister is a doctor {& other fun things}

Yes, indeed, the Mister is a Doctor.  It's done, final, over...Whew!!!  To be honest, it's been the strangest thing to have something be such a demanding focus for what seemed like forever 4 long years & then it's just done.  We are trying to find our way back to what "normal" is.  For instance, we took the kids to the school playground the other night.  It was bliss, I tell ya!  We just sat there & enjoyed talking & watching them run around instead of me watching & Joe reading, studying, or just not being there at all.  Anyway, what next?  I'm not sure.  We are asking God what it is He wants us to do with this degree/extra education.  We shall see!  I think there's a picture of Joe down below cap & gown yet since they only do that once a year in the spring.
At any rate, we had some fun tagging along with Daddy to a conference he was presenting for in Nashville.
Kaya is officially a swimmer!!
We had a rainy day while we were there & the resort was right by an amazing outlet mall (I seriously want one of these close by...they actually have outlet-type prices!!)  We decided to get the back-to-school shoes taken care of.  Well, if you thought Miss Kendi had some spunk before, check her out when you add Converse!
And then there were cupcakes. :o)
Ok, and this?  You guys, our little people are HUGE fans of sushi.  It was all I could do to get a few pieces from this platter (Joe doesn't eat it).
After we got home from Nashville, Joe & I did something we haven't done since before the little ones came along.  We took a little trip without them.  The two littlest stayed with Kaelee & Kaya & K'Tyo stayed with Grandma & Grandpa.  They had a great time, & so did we!!  We took Kade & two of his friends to Florida for a football camp.  It was a whirlwind trip, but with a stop on each side of the camp to stay the night at Kearsten's & the camp being awesome, it was totally worth it!  Not to mention I got to hang out with my husband without any bit of school work to do. :o)
I had so much fun with all these guys.  Really, you haven't lived until you've been in a vehicle with 3 teenage dudes (& one grown dude) for an extended period of time.  Laughter is good for the soul, no?
Me & My Kearsten Lindy
Ha, finally a picture of Dr. Joe in the midst of everybody else lol
Being on the beach in the morning has to be one of my favorite things.  God's beauty & greatness never ceases to overwhelm me when standing at the edge of the ocean.  As the summer winds down & we embark on another school year, I am thankful.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Love this, Dardi! And, so happy that you were able to get away to Nashville and Florida, even though it was short. Love you!