We had an Arnold Family Reunion, which basically just meant my parents, siblings, and their kids! My grandparents came too, which was awesome. Activities consisted of Sand Castle contests (which I don't have copies of the pictures), watching movies, bayfront, fireworks, and LOTS LOTS LOTS of hangin on the beach. So fun. Thank you so much mom for planning and prepping everything! It was perfect.
This is on our way to Oregon. It was quite beautiful! The picture of Clay with something orange in his mouth is him whining about me bringing baby carrots for snacks!
This was one of the first days out there. Ummm isn't Maddie the cutest in her fleece getup!? Tanner made a HUGE T in the sand. Him and Clay had fun exploring some spots.
I think you will start to see a common theme here...MADDIE! She is so stinking cute, I just couldn't stop taking pictures of her. She was basically the star of the show. Everyone was obsessed with her. Even Clay said on the way home something like..."I have to admit, she is pretty cute" and he is SO NOT vocal about these types of things.
Really most of the time was spent on the beach! Both Clay and I got burnt! It was such beautiful weather. Couldn't have asked for better.
Hot dogs and smores one night. Yum. Note ANNA in the bottom left picture. All those Leslie girls are growing up so fast.
Clay brought the Frisbee disks and him and some of the guys put together a Frisbee golf course. Basically they just dug these holes and stuck sticks by them so we could see where they were...then they drew squares by them so we knew where to throw from. It was WAY FUN actually!
My parents have an elevator in their house and I think it's genius. I absolutely love it.
I bought a sweet Jambo sweater thing from my favorite hippi store on the bayfront. I LOVE IT! It's so warm and cozy. And cute!
My mom is such a good grandma. She was always doing stuff like playing cards with the kids. So cute.
One day me, Amy, Lizzie, and Rebecca went to the bayfront while the kids were having a tea party with my mom. It was super fun! We looked at some shops, got some ice cream (not pictured), sat and talked. Ummm bottom right corner picture. Me, Jake, Rebecca. See how we look kinda sleepy like we just woke up? Well it's basically cause we probably had. It was about 10am I think...and me, Lizzie, Jake, Rebecca, and Amy all decided to go get ice cream :) All the kids were crabbing with my dad. I love my siblings! I did miss Megan a lot that morning though (only sibling that couldn't come...8 mo pregnant)
This was on the way home...another beautiful drive!
Ummm basically I'm really sad to be home. I wish I could go sit on the beach and look at the ocean every day of my life.
I think I consumed more sugar in that week than I had the entire past year. Literally that's probably the truth! But I don't regret it. It was really yummy stuff. We went to the chocolate shop like...a lot. There's this amazing candy shop and I really think it's like...the best. It's pretty hard to stop going back multiple times.
I haven't had any sweets for 3 days now and I'm not even tempted. It's great. I've been praying that I will be strong and not too tempted or anything. I think that has helped!
Well, tonight I'm going to Zumba and I'm excited. I'm pretty nervous though to tell you the truth. I haven't worked out in over 2 weeks. For me, that means I basically am out of shape. So I'll be huffin and puffin! But I've gotta get back into it.
Alrighty- till next time. OH- by the way. It's OFFICIAL OFFICIAL. I am a CPA! Certified Public Accountant. From now on, you can just call me Danielle Phillipp, CPA. Just joking. But really, I'm a CPA. I've got a wallet sized card to prove it and everything :)