Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Beach

We went to the beach, and all I got was this measly picture.  I'm not sure how this happened.  I'm normally a snapping fool.  Still, I like this picture.  The water was freezing, and Kevin was the only brave, wonderful person to take the kids into the water.  Of course the rules were that he had to make sure there were people deeper in the water than he was, and that they were in front of him, so the sharks would get them first and he could retreat.  You think I kidding.  

Rory ran straight for the ocean when we got there.  She got caught in a wave series and pummeled repeatedly until Kevin had to go swoop her up.  She came out and played in the sand almost the rest of the time there.  She does this every year.  

Kevin's always really good about taking the kids for turns out into the waves with him.  He takes a beating and just holds the kids up over his head if a huge wave is coming while he has one.  He doesn't complain at all.  I think he only got two breaks the whole two hours we were there.  Three if you count when we got out to take the scope pictures.  Those didn't turn out so well, but that's ok.  

We were pretty low key this time around.  I think next year we might try a different beach.  We still had a great time!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Logan's Birthday!

 Of course we had streamers on his door.
 That he broke through...

 Does he look 9?  To me he looks like my little baby.  :(
And our yearly tradition of celebrating with his good friend, J.  

Monday, July 20, 2015


I'm normally on top of the seester visit blogs, but this summer is too busy!  She has been here for almost a month, and these are the first happenings.  Here we go!

 I'm not sure what this is, but once my nephew figured out he could do it (some people can't), he does it for almost all pictures.   
 Seester performing bacon surgery.
 I'm not sure where Bob is in this photo, but we had my other niece there too.
 We took them to the local Baseball game.  We all had a great time, and there were fireworks afterwards.

 The boys' birthdays are each two days apart, so we celebrated them on the 4th, since we were all together anyway.

This last picture is an unhappy Logan on his way to church because he was hungry.  He got new sunglasses for his birthday.  Joe Cool.  I predict this smolder will certainly have an affect on the ladies later in life.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


You folks tired yet?  The week after we got back from Nashville, Rory and I headed to Canada with my parents.  We were going for my nephew's first Eucharist and Confirmation.  I was his sponsor.  The trip was too expensive for us all to go, so I picked Rory.  I was hoping some mother/daughter bonding time might help some of the tween drama.  In case you're wondering, it didn't.
 Rory was a nervous flyer.  
 We spent quite some time in the airport at Minneapolis.  I think our layover there ended up being four hours.
 Kevin had sent a pic of them blowing kisses, so Rory sent one back.

 This little guy was Rory's shadow.  They got along great, which is easy to do with Drake.
 I spent some time contemplating whether I should buy this mug or not.  I ended up not getting it.
 Dayce and I in our seats waiting for the Mass to begin.  We had to walk up to the altar, and talk, and everything.  I think we did a great job!

 These two, thick as thieves.

 Me and seester

 The evening we got back from Canada, Kaelyn and I left on a road trip for her college orientation.  Talk about exhausted!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


After our quick 3 day trip to Niagara Falls, Kevin and I headed to Nashville BY OURSELVES to help his brother move basically across the street in his apartment complex.  There was a whole fiasco even getting to the airport involving a craptastic hotel stay with no reservation on file, an airport shuttle van with no room, and no sleep.  We wanted to park and fly but we ended up "sleeping" and driving to park at the airport anyway.  It was a complete waste of time and money, but moving on!

 Brian's dog did not get the memo that it was moving day, or he just didn't care.  I'm going with the latter.
 This is how Bucy boys roll.  They load up the truck and then one of them sits back there to hold everything on.  My sister-in-law was screaming at my BIL to go slower so Kevin wouldn't fall off, and Kevin was screaming for Brian to go faster.  Ah, Bucys.
Kevin worked so hard that his pants couldn't take it.
 The moving took about a morning, and that was it.  We had playtime, so we went to see Mr. Jack Daniels.
 We ended up going home with two of these bottles engraved.  I may or may not have introduced everyone to "Apple Jacks" that night.  It's when you take a shot of Jack Daniels, and then chase it with a little Apple Juice box.  They're GOOD!
 Kevin FINALLY got a new hat he liked.
 I want one of these signs for my yard.
We were there on a Sunday, so we looked up the closest Catholic church and set out.  The place was PACKED (It's the Baptist Bible Belt down there).  As we were slowly making our way out of the church, an elderly man approached us and gave me a brown paper bag.  He said it was for me, and then turned to Kevin and said for him too.  He went about his way.  This was inside.  It looks handmade.  It was so random, but I'm so glad.  I carry the cross in my purse.  It was nice to get away just the two of us.  Thanks to Nana and Papa for watching the kids while we were gone!