Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We had a great beach week with my family!  We spent lots of time on the beach and in the boat, played putt putt, went to the amusement park, and shopped.  Family time was the best!  Even though we only live about an hour from the beach, it's always nice to spend a full week in the sun. 

We spent most of Sunday on the beach before going out to eat for Father's Day.  KT dug a big pool for the boys to play in.  It turned into an aquarium after he caught a horseshoe crab, blue crab, and lots of minnows.  They had so much fun playing in there and K.C. made himself aquarium keeper!

We went down to The Pointe one day.  We love it there!  It's great to just park the boat and get out and walk around.  We made a picnic and ate in the boat and played in the water. 

We also went out in the ocean and fished.  We drove through some schools of fish trying to catch what was feeding on them, too.  Kevin used his net and pulled in 40-50 greenbacks for the boys to see.  They were so excited!

What's a trip to the beach without putt putt and the amusement park?  We took the boys to Gilligan's Island to play putt putt one night.  It's one of the tougher courses at the beach and when we think putt putt, this is the place we think of.  It's also the first place KT and I played putt putt together (I got a hole in one I might add!  He got one this time!). 

The course was crowded the night we went and we provided some fun for everyone.  The sixth hole is really close to the big lagoon that doesn't have any fencing around it.  I was watching the boys hit their balls and heard something.  When I turned around, my coordinated and athletic Kevin was jumping out of the lagoon.  About thirty seconds later, we hear a splash and sweet Kaden is almost up to his neck in water.  To say we had lots of laughs and provided some good entertainment for the other players is an understatement! 

The boys had a great time at the amusement park, too!  We took them there for the first time when we went to the beach for a long weekend in April and they loved it.  They rode almost all of the kiddie rides and we have tickets left over for when we go to the beach with Kevin's family in a few weeks.

We had a great week at the beach!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Back to the Grind

We had a great week at the beach!  I'll be back with our vacation recap later.  It's back to the grind!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Things to Know About Your Daddy

Dear K.C. and Kaden,

It's almost Father's Day and there are a few things I want you to always know about your Daddy.

He loves us more than we can ever imagine.

You are both the lights of his life.  

He puts our family first and family is the most important thing in the world to him.

He is a man of faith.  He trusts the Lord to lead him, guide him, and direct him.  He prays with us and for us every night.

He loves sports.  He especially loves playing soccer and softball and he can't wait until you are playing on the field with him.


He loves to watch Clemson football.  Really, he loves Clemson anything.

He tells us the best stories every night.  They are either all about the beach or the woods (you request them!).

He loves the beach, surfing, and finding cool things.  He also knows all about the different types of sea shells and sea creatures.  This is from all of his time spent at GCB with your great-grandparents when he was growing up.  He tells us stories about how he and your great-grandma would walk down the beach and pick up shells.

He loves to fish.  Even if we don't catch anything.


He is the funniest man I know.  He makes us laugh all the time.

He takes you to Tickle Island, our fictitious island full of laughter, almost every day.

He is our biggest supporter.

He loves Jack Johnson.  I like to hear him sing.

He loves Chickfila.  And sweet tea with lemons.  But don't give him ketchup or mayonnaise.

He's not a sweets eater, but he's the sweetest man I know.

He is a hard worker.  He does a great job with what he does.  Though he has a big responsibility with his career and has been extremely blessed to have the position he has in a top company, he doesn't put his job in front of us.  I am so proud of him!

He is always present.  He doesn't come home and want time by himself.  Instead, he walks in the door ready to play.  We like to spend every moment we have together, together.  As you grow up, you'll realize what a rarity this is.

He loves and treats me the way I hope you'll love and treat your wives when you grow up and get married.  Watch him closely and follow his example.

He is extremely competitive.  He doesn't like to lose at anything.  And that's good.  

He likes to be clean, neat, and organized.  (I appreciate this!)

He and granddaddy built you a treehouse.  You love to play in it!

He likes to take walks around the neighborhood and to the "river" and find things.  

He likes knowing about things, geography, and Pawn Stars.

He likes to be on time.  

He is so proud of you and everything you do!


He takes the best care of us.

He's a handsome, handsome man.  :)

Most of all boys, he is a great example to you.  He is everything a daddy should be.  I hope you always look up to him and admire him like you do now.  He is so tender and loving with you and me, every day.  He shows us love in so many ways.  He loves finding treasure and has passed that love onto you.  Trust me boys, daddy is our treasure.  There is not a better man in the world than him.