9.08.2009

The Sun & the sand & a Diet Pepsi in my hand

We had the best weekend we've had in a long time. Partly because we had a ton of fun, partly because our stress level has finally lessened and that feels really good.

Saturday: I was utterly lazy most of the day. Like, lounging on the sofa, dozing off and on...that kind of lazy. Then around 3pm, we went to my parents' house. We had family visiting from Panama City FL that we don't get to see nearly enough. We visited with them and watched the Gator Game (which we won! WOOHOO!). Good times.
Also...Shelbie got highlights in her hair this weekend for the first time.


Sunday: We haven't been attending church regularly lately because we hadn't found the right 'fit' for us. But we visited a new church on Sunday, and I think we have found our fit. A very small, low-key church with an awesome pastor and congregation.
After church, we set about organizing the house. We are now completely done moving in, and John even got all of my stuff hung on the walls! It feels so good to have everything done.

Monday: was the best day of all. We celebrated Labor Day at St. Augustine beach! The little kids (Andrew & Elayna) didn't know we planned to go. We wanted to surprise all of them, but the bigger kids caught on. The little kids didn't know until we drove into St. Augustine! We all had a blast. Salt water & air is so good for the soul. First we went to Anastasia State Park. We played in the waves for hours, collected shells, ran around, and had a blast. (Andrew said "Living with y'all is better than living at Disney World!" of course I'm sure he was thinking otherwise when I was yelling at him to go to bed later last night. heh) Then we went a few miles down to Vilano Beach and let the kids play in the Splash Park and climb on the rocks in the water. When we left, we took the littles to a big carousel in a park and let them ride the horses, another surprise.
Even though we're on a TIGHT budget after school starting, moving, and John being out of work for over a month, we scraped pennies and made it work. I made 15 sandwiches Sunday night, and packed snacks & drinks. Then we ate dinner when we got back home. I'm so glad we did it. And there's nothing like a hot shower after a day at the beach, cleaning sand out of places that sand has no business going. Ahhhh.


Hope y'all had a great long weekend!

11 comments:

Kori said...

That sounds like an excellent day. I miss the smell of the ocean! Had to laugh about the sand in places it has no nusiness being, too. And thanks for stopping by my blog!

shortmama said...

Your Saturday sounds like my Monday! Lazy day!

Momisodes said...

Wow! That sounds like a fun weekend. I did what you did on Saturday for most of the weekend. Nothing like lazing around :)

blueviolet said...

That sounds fabulous! I agree with you in that being by the ocean does the spirit some good. It's the best! I wish I lived near there. I do live by a lake but you never really appreciate what you have. (although not having sharks looming...I do appreciate that)

Karen in Texas said...

Sounds wonderful Cyndy. Glad you were able to surprise the little ones too. I'm glad this month started on an up note for ya'll too.

Heather said...

I am DYING for some beach time. And it doesn't help that you & Tara keep tempting me. Perhaps we will be hitting the beach up come February. We shall see.
It sounds like you had a PHENOM time at the beach! And a great weekend, too :)

Helene said...

That sounds like such a great time!! I wish we lived closer to the beach...the nearest one is 3 hours away. I used to live in South Florida and we only lived 20 minutes from the beach...I totally miss it!

Erin said...

Sounds like you had an excellent weekend! Wish I could have been at the beach!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm glad you had such a great and varied weekend!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Glad you got settled in. I know a move can be a big stress-fest. Glad you had a great weekend.

Brandy said...

That sounds exactly like my weekend- a little work, some fun and some much need relaxing. Except I didn't go to the beach. Boo!