Friday, February 20, 2009

Enjoying Our New Town and Weather

Yesterday was Aaron's day off. What started out as a routine day of getting new tires on the van and exchanging a few things at the store ended up to be anything but routine for us. We ended up here!!
Aaron and I were headed back home with both of the boys asleep in their car seats. I have been wanting to drive to a nearby town Bayou Le Batre, Alabama which is the seafood capitol of AL just to see the boats and stuff. Aaron thought let's go now while the boys are asleep and before we have to get the girls from school. We ended up going to that city and a little farther to Dauphin Island. It is actually only about 25 miles from our house!!

sweet feet in the sand

We all had a great time in the beautiful weather, sun, and sand. We can't believe this is February!! What a change from Indiana!

Aaron is so thoughtful. He picked up some shells for the girls, since they weren't with us.

We had sooo much fun in the sand! We didn't want the girls to miss out, so.... We went home, grabbed some shorts and culottes, and headed to....

As some of you know, I grew up in Hattiesburg, MS. We lived there until just before my 16th birthday, and then we moved to MO. The last time I was there, I was in 11th grade. For me it was "like coming home!" We went to the beach in Pascagoula, which is also about 25 miles from our house.

Aaron was taking a picture of the girls and I. Notice Justus in the background.

Yes, he did! He ran straight into the water. He LOVES water. He cries to get in the bathtub! I grabbed him and we were all laughing hysterically.

Here he is sopping wet from head to toe! We changed his clothes and went on with the fun and sun.

We all really enjoyed the day.

Chloe took a good picture of Aaron and I. We were quite impressed.

After this picture, Aaron wanted me to get on his back. I thought he just wanted a picture like that.

This is really what he wanted to do...

Dump me in the water.

Look at the pier.

We walked out on it. There was this old pump out there for the fisherman.

This doesn't happen all of the time. I had to get a picture.

Happy boys on the way home.

Guess what we will probably be doing a lot of? We all enjoyed it and the kids were ALL in bed by 8:15!


Pilar Stark said...

What a beautiful place to live, guess who is going to visit you while on furlough hahaha ;). I can't wait to see more photos. We never went to the beaches there. Enjoy it!
What did you end up doing for the girls school? I notice you said they were gone, so I assume you are not homeschooling?

Miranda said...

I am so jealous! It is freezing here in West Virginia! I love the beach! It is probably my favorite place to be! The kids look like they had alot of fun! You guys will have a tan before summer!

John_n_Tascha_Piatt said...

THAT looks like a FUN day :) maybe the girls and I will visit you this summer :D

Becky said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful day at the beach. I love the pictures! Remember when you got locked out of the house and were running around in all that snow? What a switch, from running in the snow to a warm sandy beach. The Lord is so good! ;-)

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Awww! Sweet home Alabama!

Deborah said...

Great pictures... Maybe I should post some pictures of the snowstorm going on here!
Glad you had such a great day with your family!

Jennie Bender said...

Fun, fun! I am glad you are enjoying your new home and surroundings=)

What a great day!