Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Shelly was fortunate enough to spend time with her good friend, Shelby, on a recent orthodontist visit to NC.
Then the girls came back to Virginia for a several day visit. We are making the most of their time with trips to the beach, biking at the oceanfront, crafting at the Mermaid Factory, playing with the puppy, and sharing time being with one another.
So glad Shelly is getting a much needed friend fix!
Thursday, July 14, 2016
We got a puppy!
The girls have been asking for a dog for quite awhile. John and I both felt they deserved one. So, as a way to help ease emotions and provide some extra love, we found and adopted a puppy.
She's a poodle mix and we named her Fynley.
Raising a puppy is like having a baby all over again. We are adjusting. She is adorable.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
It was a cloudy/rainy day. So, we stayed inside most of the day and played games. Then we had a modified cookout for the four of us. Around 7:30, we headed to the bay to watch fireworks on the beach. The view was great, but the many people around us were a bit annoying. We will find a better location next year.
And, with that, we celebrated America's Independence Day in a new way.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Lily and I made a plan back in December to go to the Twenty One Pilots concerts in June. So, with our tickets in hand we headed to the concert venue with a friend of Lily's and our niece, Krissy. It was held at the Portsmouth Pavilion a great place to see a concert---parking was easy and we were only a couple of blocks from the site.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Shelly finished her last day of school on Friday, the 17th. This marked her official start to the summer and she became a 7th grader. Very exciting day for her.
It was also the day that Lily felt she could officially call herself a junior! That is just crazy to think that she is about to be an 11th grader.
So proud of them both and how they've handled the transition from North Carolina to Virginia. There have been many challenges but they both have risen to the occasion.
We had a little fun after school was out. Shelly's last day coincided with the release of Finding Dory. We were all eager to see the movie and it didn't disappoint. It was a great way to kick off the summer!