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Easton is the cutest little boy we know! He rightfully earned the nickname 'BEASTY' when he was a baby and it has stuck with him. He is such a sweet little mommy's boy and we are ALL at his Beck and call. Easton loves cars, snacks, and playing outside. He is talking up a storm and it seems like he learns something new every single day. He is at such a fun age. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this little guy!


Ainslee is the baby and she just turned ONE!! This child is a handful!!! She hasn't quite grown out of the difficult phase.....that she has been in since she was born, but we still find ways to find her sweet side! Hearing her baby giggles and watching her discover & learn new things make all the whininess......just a little easier to deal with. Aaaahhh, we love this Ainslee Girl!!


Oh our cute little Avery! With her blue eyes & blonde hair, she is one of the cutest 4 year olds around!! This girl is stubborn! She definitely keeps us on our toes. She is quite unpredictable, which makes for a lot of laughs! Avery is our TREAT-FREAK! We can always guess what is on her mind. My favorite thing about Avery is her smiles. She always has one for us no matter what and that makes everyones day just a little better. She attends preschool and says she doesn't like it, but secretly we know she does ;). We are so lucky to have this cute girl in our family! We can't get enough of her.

Kobe Dylan

Kobe Dylan
Kobe is our first child, born in 2004. He was 4 months early and weighed a whopping 1 lb. 4 oz.! We got to be with Kobe for 4 wonderful weeks. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to raise one of God's perfect children. We love him and thank Heavenly Father everyday that he is part of our family. We have a treasure in heaven.
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Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones


Quinnie just turned 6! She is growing faster than we can keep up with! She loves going to first grade and is doing really well! She picks up on things very quickly and LOVES learning. She's seriously a sponge. Her favorite thing to do is write notes and draw pictures for her friends & family. You should see our continual stack of papers. Quinnlyn is creative & spunky & totally independant. We love her like crazy!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Think Virginia Beach……

Nothing says SUMMER FUN like a trip to the beach. My kids absolutely love the water & the beach is definitely their top choice for summer play. Unfortunately, we live in Indiana so we don’t get to visit the beach as much as we would like. However, in about 12 hours, we could be in beautiful:



I’ve been doing a little research on this vacation spot and I have 10 reasons why you would want to visit Virginia Beach:

  • Did you know Virginia Beach is well within a days drive of several American cities. Like I said, it would take us only 12 hours from where we live & that is very do-able. I DO NOT like road trips, but for a destination like Virginia Beach, it would be worth it! Plus, 12 hours is hardly a road trip.
  • There are 35 miles of beach that you could enjoy. Whether you wanted an action spot or a nice quiet area (yes please), there is a place for everyone!!
  • Accommodations that you can afford. There are so many options to choose from when finding a place to stay in Virginia Beach. Whether you want to camp…which I don’t, or rent a vacation home, it would be easy to find something perfect for your family.
  • White, sandy beaches are my favorite. I don’t want sea weed piled on the shore because that just grosses me out. The coastline of Virginia is beautiful and I would definitely be ok with my kids playing in that sand!!
  • There are a lot of other fun activities for the kids that don’t involve the playing in the ocean. How about the Ocean Breeze Water Park or the Virginia Aquarium. You can’t spend all day of every day at the ocean right? Or can you?
  • I can’t forget about you & the hubby. While we love catering to our children Winking smile, we also want to have some grown-up fun don’t we? I would love to go parasailing or kayak with the dolphins (how amazing does that sound?). And while we are there, I might need to learn how to surf.
  • Shopping! I’m a pretty frugal girl, but sometimes I like to by something nice. Virginia Beach offers a great shopping paradise where I am sure I could find a few deals to fit my budget. There are local boutiques and also one of the largest malls on the East Coast.
  • My husband enjoys fishing (although I don’t know if he would enjoy it with me & 3 kids) so he could have his fun too! Virginia Beach offers a diverse range of fish & fishing destinations. I could probably handle a couple of hours of holding a fishing pole.
  • I love seafood, so I would definitely be hitting a restaurant that offers the freshest fish around. I’m pretty sure I would easily find one. We could kayak to our dining spot, reel in our own meal, or just relax and let the chef do his thing. I am getting hungry just thinking about it.
  • You could enjoy all the events and entertainment that Virginia Beach offers in the summer months. The Family Great Adventures would be awesome for the kids & the Symphony by the Sea sounds like fun! Both are free & open to the public….which is the best kind of entertainment!!!

Beautiful beaches, fun activities, and close to home makes Virginia Beach an excellent place to visit for a Summer getaway!!!

*I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Virginia Beach Tourism blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

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