Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Summertime, Summertime!

Fun in the Sun! I must say I am so thankful for the opportunity to get away and enjoy my family and just, well, get away. Now don't get me wrong, no one on earth loves "home" more than me (except maybe John), but even we like to get away from the craziness of life sometimes and enjoy each other and our precious little munchkin.

The family took our summer vacation to Fort Morgan, Alabama and enjoyed some fun in the sun! I searched and searched for a place for us to go this summer and took a chance on this being somewhere we could all enjoy. Well, the advertisement was definitely right when it said "Very secluded; nice family atmosphere". Secluded is an understatement! But, we liked it that way. We didn't have to fight the crowds nor the traffic just the rats. (I'll explain later.) We did have to drive 20 miles to get to civilization, but being raised in Wing, I wouldn't know how to handle it any other way!!! The weather was perfect. Not too hot with a little breeze most of the time. The beach was not so pretty. It was muddy looking and the shore was dirty with sticks and such, but we mostly stayed in the pool. John Luke decided he liked the pool and he would say, "Mon Mama, Mon Daddy, Mon Nan, Mon Paw, Mon Mamy, Mon Mamy K, Mon Brad, Mon Heath" "Pool!" (And I mean he did NOT leave any of us out!!! He would even take us by the legs and pull on us!) (In case you're wondering, Mon is "come on.") Then John taught him to say "Mon Guys!" And then the Mamys thought that was way too yankeefied so they taught him "Mon y'all!" Needless to say this little boy was directing everybody quite often! If anybody enjoyed their vacation, it was him and that made it worth it all! He had a BLAST with his Mamys and Heath and Brad! He was most definitely the center of attention just as he likes it. (He may have taken after his Mamy in that category just a little). What are we going to do in the next couple of months I do not know. He will have some competition. I'm excited to see how he handles it. Anyway, we are now home doing the worst part of any vacation...UNPACKING! I really do not like this part! And now it will take us a few days, possibly weeks for me the very pregnant lady, to recuperate. Why do you have to always rest up from vacation??? I thought vacation was for RESTING!!

This is how my very furry husband applies sunscreen. Someone told him he probably wouldn't even need to worry with putting that on. He had enough protection with all the fur!


What in the world is this?!!! The "grown-up" children wore these things most of the time they were in the water.

Nan and John Luke had to have some rest after their morning at the pool and eating their bag of white doughnuts (notice John Luke's white mouth)

Bathing Beauty

This was quite a mystery to us. Apparently the folks in Ft. Morgan are accustomed to big furry creatures ( and I'm not talking about John) but RATS!!!!!! These disgusting rodents were running around like squirrels!!! Thankfully not up at the condo, but out by the road and all along the road! We were quite amazed by it, and so everytime we drove in or out, we stopped to scope out the RAT FARM! We even went rat hunting! And Brad and Heath caught one!!! How weird, or maybe I should say GROSS!!!

Looking like Mama with my sunglasses..

We enjoyed it guys!


Heather said...

OMGosh that's a BIG rat. Looks like you all had a great time. Isn't that baby talk just absolutely adorable.

Mamy said...

Well, I had a blast! I think you do a good job picking the places!! Love you!

Ashley said...

VERY FUN! Those rats are crazy though! I know y'all enjoyed the beach and each other! Cute pictures of John Luke! :) See you Thursday!

The Clarks said...

I have never seen anything like those rats before. That is so weird!

Looks like it was a great vacation despite the rats though!!