Thursday, September 3, 2009

Life is good

You know life is good when your husband can take time off of work to take his family to the lake. Spending the whole day relaxing with friends and having good conversations. Watching your kids play and not having a worry in the world, just enjoying the warm water and perfect weather. Yesterday was a much needed get away for the Millar clan.
After this summer I've felt like we (Millars) needed a regrouping. With Annie leaving and our moms out visiting it's been hard to know how to go back to life without them. I've been trying out new routines with the boys and trying to get us used to just being us.
This weekend was crazy. Drew and I spent very little time with each other. I felt like when we were together he was doing one project while I was doing another. So yesterday with the hour drive, to the lake and back and being "stuck" with each other on a shore or boat for the whole day without phone reception was just what we needed. It was like old times. I had one child while Drew had the other. Don't get me wrong, we still miss Annie, life was easier with her - we got to "slack"off but not anymore. After yesterday I feel like we are on our way to getting back into the swing of things.

Enjoy the pictures. As always I took way too many but this time I had an excuse, I was the only one who remembered my camera. Here's the highlights...
The kids getting ready to leave the dock and no I didn't tell them to pose.
Enjoying the ride

The others on their way to the beach.
The kids entertained themselves. Mac followed Gabie everywhere
Mac's first sandcastle.
You would find Gray doing one of two things. Eating food he found in the sand or playing in the tubes. His poop was pretty sandy today. Too much information?

Mac thinking he's driving the boat and taking it very seriously.
Me and Mac tubing.
Gray just relaxing and enjoying the ride.
Drew, you look way better in those sunglasses than I do.

Me, Debbie and Linda tried out the tube. Lots of laughs.

Tommy and Lexi.
Swimming, both Mac and Gray loved it.
Jumping off the Pontoon boat. Even after having 6 kids Debbie still has the energy of a 12 year old!
It was an amazing day. I think we might need some more regrouping next month:) Thank you, Hyde, Carlson and Mendez families for the perfect day!

Grandma Mom Comes and Goes

Last week my mom flew out to spend 5 days with us. For me it was one of the best visits. Maybe it was because it was just her and I hadn't just had a baby. Either way we enjoyed every minute she was with us.
We went to Berea, a little artsy town hid away in the Kentucky hills. Beautiful buildings, fun shops, and great food.
We went to the Explorium. It was so fun I bought a season pass.
The bubble room...
Water works...
We took walks...
Found a 300 year old tree in the park near our house.

Check out how wide it is. The tree that is.

Ended the night at the park. I can never look at the slide the same way ever since my friend told me a story of seeing a group of 10 year olds taking turns peeing on all the slides. Thanks Nancy!
Thanks mom for coming we loved having you!