Thursday, February 23, 2017

Paradise Living

Well, its been a wild road to get here. . . but we are living in the Keys!  I know . . . I have some major blog updating to do - but I am having technical difficulties and just decided to start here and I'll have to back track later (I AM on Island time, you know . .  so, yeh - no hurry!)
This is what we see when we enter our Island home . .  I think our Pitts Pineapple was meant to be hanging at a beach house, don't you?!
and. .  watch out for fish hooks!
 The entire Pitts gang moved into our Overseas Hwy abode on Monday, February 13th.  We got all moved in and assumed island life duties. . . fishing, kayaking, eating out and exploring our new stomping grounds.  

This is the beach right outside our door . . .
We headed to Sombrero Beach on one of our first days here.  It is walking/biking distance.   This has since become my new morning running route.
This is mid-move in, so it's not all decorated yet . . 
We went to Curry State Park and took the kayaks.  Funny story is that we kayaked to this beautiful island  . .  the most beautiful state park I had every seen,  well . . . . Not a state park, oops!  It was actually the private home/grounds for the owner of Bass Pro Shops.  
We also, headed to Robbie's Marina to feed the tarpon and eat lunch . . 

It also, just happened to be this kiddo's 15th Birthday!!  He is our marine-living lover and always has been!  

I can't believe our oldest baby is 15!  Happy Birthday, Jayden Phillip!

We had to spend a day in Key West while Kerry was here. . . 

Then the time came for Kerry to return to reality and head back to Farmington to get stuff done.  It was hard to see him go!  He will be back in a few weeks and we are missing him!  
The boys and I headed to Hawks Cay to enjoy some resort living . . .
These are my treasures from my morning run today . . .
Ours is the blue house in the middle . . .

I snapped this while on my running run at Sombrero Beach just before a little storm rolled in . . .
We spent one afternoon this week at the Dolphin Research Center . . 

I love searching these rock formations for treasures every morning at Sombrero Beach . . .
Well, there you have it.  The first week and half of island life.  I'm going to be better about pictures, now that we are settled, And - If I can just get my picture/technical issues taken care of I'll be one happy island girl!  
This is what's coming up:  Jayden is scheduled to begin Life Guard Classes this week; Kyler, Evan and I are planning to run in the Sombrero Beach Run next Saturday (10k, 5k and 1mile fun run); of course we are busy with homeschooling duties and we have plans to explore some state parks.  

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Haul out the Holly

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!

We've been hanging swags and decorating trees, watching Christmas movies and baking cookies!

We had one Pittsboy that traded his cleats for basketball shoes and Basketball season has begun!

I've got to brush up on my basketball pic taking skills - it's a little different than football and takes me a game to adjust!

We are settling in for some cold weather, a chance of winter weather and lots of Christmas prepping!

Giving of Thanks 2016

We headed south on Tuesday morning following some Monday afternoon news that Pop took a scary tumble down the roof!  Jayden was our driver since I was still recovering from surgery.  
One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving break is watching the Oosterhous, Williams and Pitts kids running back and forth and hanging out with each other- and of course, that I get to see their mommas!  I have not one picture of that crazy crew of kids we have together!  
We spent Thanksgiving Day in Sheridan with the Pitts!  Food and Farm Fun!  There was a new calf being bottle fed!

Pull-up competition . . . 
Then it was back to Arkadelphia for our 2nd Thanksgiving feast . . . the boys all had cooking "jobs"

We were happy to have a bonus Pittsboy with us . . . 

Last minute Thanksgiving selfie before Mim and Uncle Mike headed back south . . .

Lots to be Thankful for!  Time to head up the mountain and begin our countdown to Christmas!