Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Kick-Start into Summer!

For us, Memorial Day weekend is the 1st 'official' day of Summer!
Our weekend usually starts with my husband driving one of his WW2 vehicles in a local parade. This year he participated in 3 different town's parades.
We find it incredibly important to honor those who serve and have served in our country's military.
Whether you approve or disapprove of the government's involvement over seas, we ALL need to respect and honor those who give all to protect us.

On Saturday our new neighbors invited us over for a BBQ and a dip in their pool! What a fun afternoon we all had, especially Mackie and Ellie who were in the pool for 4 straight hours!
Even Kirby got into the pool for a few seconds to cool off. It amazes me that he's just 4 months old, has never been in water (other than the groomer's sink) and he KNOWS how to swim!

On Monday, we opened our little pool, we fired up the grill and we headed outside for a BBQ!
It was a PERFECT weekend. I can't remember a more perfect Spring than we've had this year.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lil Fuzzy Pom

Kirby is SO friggin' CUTE!
He was only 2.5lbs in these photos!
Here's a layout of pictures of him from the 1st few days right after we got him. He's still teeny but he's bigger than this now (4Lbs).... *sigh*
I was inspired to do this layout by a challenge on "A True Friend A Priceless Treasure" blog! I love that blog because it's for scrappers who love to scrap their PETS!
Anyway, here's my take on this week's challenge.


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Back in the scrappin' saddle!

It's been a while since I've scrapbooked anything. Over the past couple days I've actually been able to sit and relax and pull out some scrap supplies. Here's what I've worked on.

I am on a roll over here and hope to get a few more pages done by the weekend!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Gators and Turtles and Snakes, OH MY!

We went to Charles Towne Landing in Charleston, South Carolina with our friends, Beth and Ed. It's such a gorgeous place. The trees are ancient and so huge, there's wildlife all around. We saw a lot of different 'critters', including alligators!
And, yup... we were THAT close! *Gasp*
Yes, we were that close to him, and got in trouble for it with park security!
Beth found a snake while she was walking in the grass. He didn't even seem phased that she was about to step RIGHT ON HIM! She called Ed over and he picked the snake up (grass snake) and showed him to the girls.
He then released it onto a tree branch to get it off the ground away from harm.
The trees in Charleston are HUGE! During our walk at Charles Towne Landing, we came across some GIANTS! The girls loved playing beneath the beautiful huge trees. There was shade everywhere we walked.
Everything's bigger in South Carolina....or is that supposed to be Texas?? LOL! Anyway, the girls, being the animal lovers they are, were also fascinated by the bugs. Yeah.. they're a LOT bigger than they are used to seeing and they loved picking them up off the walkway on leaves and sticks and putting them back on the grass or trees.
Found a bug
As we walked the path we saw a large box turtle and decided to take a picture of it. When we approached we noticed she was laying eggs. We got a fast picture. We didn't want to disturb her.
Laying eggs!
Can you see the tiny fiddler crabs? Look hard.... there are lots of them!! The girls had fun trying to count them as they scurried around.
I will post more pictures as I download them from my camera. All the photos above are by Beth King. ( Thanks Beth!! )