Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Lovin'

This summer sure seems to be flying by! It seems like we have been on the go for the last month. So now is as good of a time as any for a recap!

I went back to work mid-June when BGT was 8 weeks old and that alone has been an emotional rollercoaster. Being a working mom is hard work! There is always something to do around the house and all I want to do is love on her sweet face when I get home from work. On top of that I have still been dealing with issues with my neck so I have been to what seems like a million appointments with a million doctors and still no answers. Hopefully we will get to the bottom of it soon.

Now on to more fun things!

A couple of weeks ago one of my oldest friends was visiting from California. She and I grew up together and were great friends from the time we were tiny and our dads worked together. We both got married the same day in 2007 and we both welcomed baby girls one week apart in April!! Needless to say we took a zillion pictures of the babies and I am anxiously awaiting her return from vacation in Norway so she can send me pictures of the babies!! For now I have only a sneak peek :)

We spent a little over a week at the beach for the fourth of July and it was wonderful! BGT had so much fun spending time with the whole family and got plenty of use out of her bathing suits! She got in the pool and in the ocean and she LOVED it! I think it reminded her of the bath because both were so warm. There was a great pergola where she spent most of her time relaxing in the shade. The weather was great, nothing but a stray shower here and there.

With so many people around to hold her she got more than a little spoiled and it took a good week to get her back to being able to be content without being held 24/7.

My cousin and his wife had a barbecue on the actual fourth of July holiday at their beautiful home on the bay. We spent the day swimming in the pool, riding jet-skis, riding on the boat, tubing, and eating tons of crab legs, a shrimp boil with corn and red potatoes, and burgers and hot dogs on the grill. My poor grandmother fell on her way out for a boat ride but thankfully she was banged up but overall ok.

All the "kids" went to the Florabama one night and I was quickly reminded that I am a "mom". I am definitely not used to being out so late anymore! We did have a great time though and it was a nice little break.

Our last night after most everyone had headed home, we went with my parents to Fisherman's Cove and Sean ate the biggest hamburger I have ever seen. If you can even call it a burger. It was topped with pastrami and a fried egg and the buns were two Texas toast grilled cheeses. It was HUGE. I had the pan seared snapper special and it was wonderful! We also split a nice bottle of red wine, a stack of fried green tomatoes stacked with fresh mozzarella slices and topped with a crawfish remoulade, and a bread pudding for dessert. Holy moly we almost had to be rolled out.

The week after the beach we attended the wedding of my sweet friend Dee. She made an absolutely stunning bride and I could not be happier for her and her new hubby Jay :)

And to cap off the recap, this weekend is our 5 year wedding anniversary! Talk about time flying by!!!

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