Beachy Keen

Beachy Keen

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

from Legos to Surfboards......That's right he's 12!!!!!!!

For Sully's 12th birthday, He got his first board and wetsuit ( I can't tell who's more pumped Mr Fox or Sullivan)
 How did I get so lucky?????

And he's off.......

Love this boy!!!!

a lesson from dad

Someone's excited

Seriously awesome to see these two having such a great time out there

<3 my boys <3

What a fun way to kick off your first twelve years

Once again, Miss Emily Anderson has her "embrace the camera" ... checkout all the amazing Dad's that are honored this week.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Autumn vs. Fall

As much as I love TN in the Fall, I have to say were enjoying So Cal more than expected.

Sully Fall 2009

Manon and Fall Foliage 2009
 This time last year we were enjoying the cool crisp Tennessee air, never dreaming we wouldn't be there to see another glorious autumn in the country. As the scriptures state, We make our plans but He directs our paths (paraphrased by me). 

     FALL IN CALIFORNIA (a tad bit different)
I so wish Sully was in this one, he was too busy collecting treasures down a ways

Sullivan gave Vi rides up and down the beach, she had a blast!

Manon always catches our lovey dovey moments

Today my peeps are enjoying the 85 degree weather poolside,(I started this draft 5 days ago) last week we spent the weekend at my M-I-L's beach house, it was AMAZING!!! So I'm here to write an apology for being a whiner and complainer. I cried and cried about having to leave my family,and the country. The Lord provided more family (even though I still miss my TN folks)and a house in the country 15 mins. from the beach on just shy of 3 acres. Can you say SPOILED, I can and am pretty embarrassed that I handled this situation like a two year old (I take that back, Violet is a two yr. old and she did much better than me). Anyway my point is God truly is good all the time, even when all seems hopeless, He knows what we need and when we need it.

Checkout Emily's Blog for Embrace the Camera on Thursday (oops I'm a day early)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This week's drama (good, bad, & sad)

My oh my.....

I feel like the Wicked Witch of the West, not because of my sweet and sunny dispostion, it's more like I"M MELTING!!!!! it was 113 degrees on Monday, I'd say that's a bit toasty.

My little people still think we're on vacation, poor Violet wants to go home, she misses her swing.

We received our new school program last week and the big kids computers came Thursday which leads me to say SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION! Now that you know I teach my peeps please don't jugde all of my grammatical errors (what can I say I was institutionalized for 13 years, haha) 3 days down 177 to go but who's counting?

The best news all week..... My Mama and her main squeeze Gil are coming to visit on Friday, woo hoo, woo hoo! They're so cute, they're high school sweethearts that married a little over a year ago on the 50th anniversary of their H.S. prom and Sat. is their 50th H.S.reunion, so they get to go show off and tell of their undying love for each over to all they're jealous friends (So I got a little carried away w/ dramatizing the story, But they are seriously too cute for words) My mom is probably the most fun person on all the planet and to see her truly happy is the best. Gil is a special man, I love how he loves her. I can't imagine our family w/o him, It tortures me not being able to see them or my sisters family for our weekly dinners and crafting or shopping on the weekends. We all miss them so much it hurts.

LLAAALALALALALALa(covering my ears and saying lalala as loud as possible - I can't go there, it's too sad.

It's the countdown to a fun filled weekend and I'M SO EXCITED, I JUST CAN'T HIDE IT!
Total Dork signing off,
over and out

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Put A Smile On My Face

I have been back in California for almost two weeks now, and am slowly, slowly adjusting, minus the panic attacks from driving the freeways, 4 out of our 8 have had the flu, and I fell asleep at the wheel in bumper to bumper traffic. But for today I choose to look on the positive. So here are a few things that have made me smile....

Even this guy was smiling, he only put a smile on my face because he's in capitivity, behind glass
Luke and Polly checking out a young zebra shark (yes zebra, even though his newborn stripes have now vanished)

EmmaScott divin' in too

This little guy brings much happiness to our family (my nephew Baby Tyler)

The Homeschool Field Trip Gang, can you tell were Californians?
(no jumpers were seen by anyone on this trip)

This is a HHHUUUGGGEEEE California Perk......GO HALOS!!!!!!!!

this Angel, must have wings

Uncle Jeremy hooked us up w/ tickets for Tuesday nights game, So fun!!!

they WON!!!, woo hoo, woo hoo!!!!

Next to birthing my 6 children, this is the 7th most beautiful thing I 've ever laid eyes on.I'm having to
focus on the good stuff, and there are alot of good stuff to focus on. Until next time, Sybil

P.S. Don't forget to checkout the EMBRACE THE CAMERA, I promise one of these days I'll learn how to acquire "the button". Anway she's darling and this is a fab idea.
<3 ya

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Life in Lyrics

My life these past several months have gone somethin' like this........

I become a SUPERFREAK, SUPERFREAKY (and not the good kind)
and turned into the WITCHY WOMAN the eagles sang about.
So I pulled out a little drama w/ DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME-Boy George
and AINT TO PROUD TO BEG ( more like kicking and screaming)
On my birthday- IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO, CRY IF I WANT TO (sob, even)
Avril knew all about it when she penned COMPLICATED
( I had to do this one for my Gram by Janie Frickie)My bags are packed and waiting by the door
Took one last trip down COUNTRY ROADS take me home to the place I belong
(major melt down left 12 hours later than we scheduled, so Scott was)WAITING ON A WOMAN
I needed JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL cause my eyes were so swollen, I literally could not see the road, so I WEAR MY SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT
We finally got to AMARILLO BY MORNING (actually it was around 5:00pm but it sounds good, doesn't it?)
I'm not a great cross country driver I ate cornuts for 2000miles straight I guess you could say I'M HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
I hate Bon Jovi when he sings, WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME? (Who says? I say!!! Is that not good enough. well apparently not)
LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD (And I just lost the war)
Well thats my sob story, it probably sounds petty to whine over such things and i'm working on having an attitude adjustment. I miss the old GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN me.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Newtons law of Gravity in full affect

Lets try this one more time

Polly and I, pickin' apples at sunset

Enjoying our last few days here in the country, I just love our property, I cry everytime I take in this view, ohhh how I'll miss this place.

How ya like them apples?

Friday, August 20, 2010

There's a snake in my boots!!!!!!

Well actually in the toy box....Can you hear the screaming that ensued? I was having the kids organize their lego/playmobil box, and this handsome feller slithered out. AGGGHHH!!! I forgot to mention my kids carried the box from our basement to our family room. I swear had I carried and dumped that thing out my troops would be planning my memorial service right now.

In the words of my Grandma, "It's always nice to have a man around" was she a wise woman or what?

This rat snake at least has good taste in music, he got himself all twisted and stuck through a coldplay album. I think his least favorite tune is clocks, why? Because he knew his time was ticking away.

Dear brave EmmaScott

My other snake wrangler. This is the fifth snake they've caught this summer, but our first and hopefully last in the house.

Sullivan thouroughly enjoys giving me heart failure, he likes to throw pieces of black cord or rubber at my feet, he's even so sweet to leave me our last catch in my tomato plants knowing I was about to go weed.

As much as I wanted to do bodily harm to this prankster, I am sure glad to have this young man around.