Tuesday, June 23, 2009


A gator Nick and I saw while Kayaking the Hillsborough River!

Nick learning to swim (and my new waterproof camera)

Jeff and Alex kayaking.

Alex swimming at the beach.

Our first camping trip with our 1965 pop-up camper.

So we have been really busy lately. I can't believe I haven't posted since November of 2008! The boys are getting so big and really starting to come into their own little personalities. Alex is a real ham and loves to get attention and talk to people. Nick is a little reserved but loves to tell stories and read stories. Nick is in swimming class for the summer and is enjoying it for the most part. He loves to be there but hates to leave the house. I am working a lot of hours, both in the office and at home. It keeps me really busy but I have also been able to spend time with the kids while working and that is a real blessing. Jeff is still doing the same thing and working the same hours at Cracker Barrel and doing well there. We have been swimming a lot, kayaking, fishing, camping and just spending a lot of time doing free stuff. We are working on the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University and highly recommend it to anyone. We have cut back on everything from food to entertainment and are really seeing a change with our finances. We can't wait to be debt free!

Well, we should be able to update more later. Have a good one.


***LIZ*** said...

h my goodness, I am so scared of that gator, how far away was he? I love your sweet camping trailer, my sweetheart would love one of those!

hope said...

I have been thinking about you a lot lately. We have missed you and your sweet boys!!

I don't like being close to gators! There was one when we were looking at the Manatee in Florida just a couple weeks ago, but it was on the other side of the canal.

Can't wait to see more.

Lorrin Wagner said...

We were literally about 5 feet away from the gator. During mating season you have to be careful (the spring) but otherwise they are very calm creatures that frequently won't let you get close. Keep in mind, we are in a kayak literally inches above/in the water! How thrilling it is to kayak so close to such prehistoric animals.

The camper rocks! Has a/c, a little sink and is just the cutest thing ever. Can't wait to use it even more!

Glad to catch up, hopefully I will post even more in the upcoming days/weeks and stay on it a little more.

Emily said...

The gator is so scary! Stay away!

I love your trailer! Does it have A/C?? I want one of those things!