Thursday, July 5, 2012

Double Weekend

That's what I felt like we had this week.  It was amazing!  First, we had our normal weekend of Saturday & Sunday, we went back to work Monday, then both Cameron & I took off Tuesday as well as July 4th.  Definitely a nice break. 

 Our first weekend started off Friday night with a little birthday celebration for our nephew, Daniel's 5th birthday.

The rest of weekend #1 included the start of some DIY work around the house, cooking out, and a little board game action.  We started with Scene It 80's edition.  Harry and I dominated with very little help from me.  Let's be honest - I remember more of the 90s than 80s.  Then we played a little Balderdash - perfecting the art of "BS"

And we got in a quick trip to the beach in the scorching heat!

And if you notice the inclusion of some water pictures...

Yep, we replaced the underwater camera - with a Panasonic Lumix TS20.  In fact, I think I like this one better.  The indoor pictures look better than my old Fuji.  Certainly nothing like our Nikon D40, but it's perfect for what I wanted.  Cheap, durable, & waterproof.  This camera got the best reviews in the budget category - so far I love it!  And every Auburn fan likes a little orange!
 Panasonic Lumix TS20 16.1 MP TOUGH Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom

Weekend #2 was a little more laid back.  I finished up painting one of our upstairs bedrooms...

The green color was there when we moved in.  Not horrible, but a little "muddy" and I never loved it.  Especially with the lime green bedding I had.  So I decided to repaint.  The striped fabric in the after picture is what the pillows & curtains will be made out of.  Eventually.

And Cameron got in a fishing trip in his new kayak!  Trust me, it was not the first trip, but the first with some pictures courtesy of Lance.

Independence Day was very stormy down here, but the rain cleared up in time for fireworks.  We met a group of friends at Ed's Seafood Shed on the Causeway for dinner on the back deck.  From our view, we could see the Mobile city firework show over the water, as well as Daphne & Fairhope's shows (albeit small) on the other side of the bay.  Perfect spot with great food & great company!
 I hope that everyone had a wonderful Fourth celebrating our wonderful country and took a little time to think of those who protect our freedom!

1 comment:

  1. We used to watch the 4th of July fireworks from the Oyster House! The OLD location pre-Katrina. Sounds like a great weekend x2!