Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day Two Hundred Twelve 2011

Be careful what you wish for. Grand daughter Shelby made the statement while we were on vacation in Destin celebrating her 10th birthday that it would be fun to get hit in the face with a pie on your birthday. At her birthday party today at home with extended family, she got the surprise of her life when her dad mashed a cream pie into her face. She was a bit shocked and stunned but took it in stride with good humor. This is one birthday party she'll never forget.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day Two Hundred Eleven 2011

We had what you call a gully washer around lunch time today, not to mention some pretty fierce lightning and thunder, which was cracking over my head while I was out on my back porch, taking this picture of the rain water gushing out the gutter. The rain is welcome right now. I know others need it badly, too. Hope they get some soon.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day Two Hundred Eight 2011

Here is grandson Elijah on his way to his first day of kindergarten this morning. He's off to a great start. Already made a new friend. He's going to have a good year.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Day Two Hundred Six 2011

Slow day in my universe. Is it just me, or does this Dahlia look sad? Today was the first day of school here. I have the feeling there might have been lots of sad faces this morning.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day Two Hundred Five 2011

Saw this wild looking cloud formation when we left the church building this evening and had to take its picture. Another miserably hot day in my town. I think it's hotter here than in Destin, Florida. I miss those cool Gulf breezes. {{sigh}}

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day Two Hundred Four 2011

Saturday at the beach. A few parting shots as we left Destin at sunrise and headed for home. So long, Destin! Until next summer....

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day Two Hundred Three 2011

Friday at the beach. We woke up to gray skies and rain, but that was quickly replaced with sunshine and blue skies. It was our last day here, so we packed in as much beach time as possible. (I took the seagull pictures yesterday. Kelly fed them Goldfish crackers.) Grand daughter Shelby and her Grandpa Neil enjoyed snorkeling together and saw some big fish swimming around. Elijah played in the Gulf waters for a while then hit the pool, but mostly he just wanted to be in his room playing Donkey Kong. For supper, we did something totally different and went to a Mexican restaurant that son in law Jerry's friend recommended. Tijuana Flats Burrito Company in Fort Walton Beach is apparently famous for its array of hot sauces. Neil and I enjoyed our chicken chimichangas. Yummy! It's a funky little place. Colorful to say the least. The last picture is our group shot that we made yesterday on the wharf outside Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant. We have had a blast this week. As always, the time flew by way too fast. We leave it all behind in the morning with great expectations to be able to spend time here again next year.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day Two Hundred Two 2011

Thursday at the beach. We were a bit scattered today. Hubby Neil, daughter Kelly and I hit the beach to enjoy yet another beautiful day of sand and sea. Son in law Jerry and grandson Elijah splashed in the pool and played video games. Son in law Kerry, daughter Holly and grand daughter Shelby went para sailing--definitely the most exciting past time of the day. Kerry has done this before, but it was a first for Holly and Shelby. The guy on the boat who hooked them into the sail took these pictures and then gave them the pictures on an SD card. That second picture is right at the moment they lifted off and you can see it on Shelby's face. Holly says her favorite picture is the last one, when they dunked them in the Gulf. Great shots! They had a blast. Shelby wanted to do it all over again when they got back on the boat. Para sailing will most definitely be on the to-do list for our trip next year. Tomorrow is our last day in Destin before we hit the road home on Saturday. We're not ready to leave!