Category Archives: extended fam

the mini cottage

Within minutes of arriving at my grandparents’ house last month my grandpa said, “Hey DeeDee, I got something to show you in the garage.” This is not unusual. Grandpa is forever collecting interesting items, new toys, junk, funny things for his bar…the list goes on and on. So I thought nothing of following him. And […]

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celebrating Nate’s fourth on the fourth.

Before I start posting beach pictures, I want to share about our fun in the mountains last month! Traditionally we spend the 4th of July with Brent’s family. We used to always gather down at the beach but then my MIL was hit by a rogue firework which traumatized us all enough to move the […]

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papa’s favorite bar.

When Brent and I were dating we spent a good bit of time in Panama City Beach. And inevitably we’d end up at Fun Land. It was a smoky little arcade on Front Beach Road that had beer, ice cream and arcade games that delivered some serious tickets. Thankfully in the fifteen years since then […]

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beach bay: mission accomplished.

A couple of weekends ago we loaded the kiddos into the truck and headed for the Gulf. Some much needed cousin time was in order. The Navy base in Panama City has a fantastic little beach area on the bay where the kiddos have always had great luck finding hermit crabs. That became their first […]

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eve, morn & night. 2012.

I’ve done it. I’ve finally done it. I’ve made it to Christmas eve and morning. One month later. They say time flies when you’re not blogging, right? Or maybe I just say that. *** We followed our yearly Christmas traditions and headed home from JoJo and Papa’s on Christmas Eve in time to get home, […]

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