St. Augustine Beach

We just returned from another 4 day trip down to St. Augustine Beach. Seth, Kaycee and I played in the sand, sun and water; visited the Alligator Farm and shopped, shopped and more shopping. Seth didn't last long on the shopping, he was finished after the first trip with us girls. Steve worked during the day, but was ready to go out for dinner and fun each night. Dinner at Carrabba's Italian Grill was wonderful as usual and the kids enjoyed it as much as we do. Ripley's Believe It or Not was followed by shakes at Steak 'n Shake. They have the best Strawberry shake. Each night we went to the beach to enjoy the cool breeze and quietness you don't find during the day. After a few hours of playing in the water as the tide came in we were ready to shower and call it a night.
The laundry is piled half way up the wall in the laundry room, but will have to wait until tomorrow as a little storm that came through the day we left cleared the electronic control panel of my washing machine. Yes that new washer I had to get following the move due to mine being broke during the move. We have sand everywhere in the house and I tried to keep it in the laundry room, but it seems to be following us through out the house. I can't even get it out of my mouth and I have brushed my teeth so many times the toothbrush is trying to hide!!!
Still need to vacuum the vehicle out, no telling how much sand we have in there and we never once had to come from the beach to the vehicle as we were staying right there with an ocean view.
We had a blast and can't wait for the next trip. Only it will probably be a weekend trip as Kaycee starts to school August 7th. Here's a few of the 257 pictures we took.

Until next time. . . .Enjoy the summer, especially the time with your kids as they grow up way too fast.



Boxes, Boxes & More Boxes

I am still lost among boxes as you can see. Yes, I know I have been here almost a month and some of you are thinking what has she been doing all this time. Well I spent the first week here just overwhelmed with boxes and all there was to do. Second week was spent at St. Augustine Beach with me playing in the sand and shopping during the day, while Steve was overseeing a job there. Nights were dinner and sitting on the beach watching the moon come up. Third week I went back to Arkansas to visit with my family, Seth & I had orientation at LA Tech for 3 days and I spend Father's Day weekend with my Dad. The kids and I left Arkansas at 5 AM the Monday afterwards and arrived here at 9:10 PM. The boxes were still here and slowly but surely we are working our way through them.

Breakfast Nook.....I think 2 of those boxes may be empty, but we have run out of room in the garage to put them.

More boxes in the dining room. We actually have a path around the table and it is usually cleared off so we can atleast sit down for a meal every now and then.
Can you believe this is the garage?
Yes, it really is an oversized garage full of boxes and furniture and this and that. The table and chairs you see here belong in the breakfast nook. Hopefully today they will find there way there.
Another view of the boxes in the garage. Once I pull all of the Christmas boxes to the side and we get those in the attic it will help.

Our goal for today is separate the garage boxes into attic, studio and other. Put the attic ones there, studio in my little space while I am waiting on my studio to be built and the OTHER, who knows what they are will be gone through one box at a time.

I also plan to bring out every box in the house that has not been emptied to the garage so that I can arrange furniture and actually place things where I want them. The Great Room, Bathrooms and Kids rooms are very livable, but I need our Bedroom done NOW. We have boxes 2 wide, 3 and 4 stacked running the complete length of one wall. That is 18 feet of boxes!!!!!!!

Until next time.....I am back with the boxes and to think some of you thought I was kidding when I said I had boxes everywhere!!!!!!


PS Will post a few pics I took while at the beach soon.