Sunday, July 10, 2011

I Love Vacation... Just Sayin. [PHOTO HEAVY] + week 19

I had such a wonderful time in Texas.  I feel like that is a slight understatement.  I love my Aunts and Uncles so much and spending time with them, my sis, my cousins, and my grandma was just the escape and relaxation that I needed.  It began with an overnight stay in Harrison... I took my last "exercise" walk for what would be a weeks time.  I snapped a few shots with my iPhone and thought I would share them here since I liked them so much.

It's because of these types of pictures that I get upset when people make fun of Arkansas.  It's such a beautiful state.

Then we hit the road the next day to make our way alllllllll the way down south in Texas.  Once there the fun began and didn't stop... This will be a mix of Instagram pictures and SLR pictures...
My Uncle D's Catamaran
The Lakehouse
My Sister in her Kayak
I got my first yellow jacket sting... those things are viscious. In Missouri yellow jackets are smaller than bees and are little whimpy things, but nooooooo, everything has to be BIG in Texas! Their Yellow Jackets are the size of wasps and look like them too, only they have the yellow and black striped body. Dude that sting hurt. Leez helped me by getting my ice and baking soda. Let me tell you, baking soda is magic on a sting. Keep that in mind.

Bren Cheesing for the Camera
Lake Corpus Christi
Fishing Pier
My sister Fishing
My brother with his girlfiend and her mom
My daughter Lindsey

After we spent a couple days at the Lakehouse, Amanda and I, along with the kids, spent 5 more days at our Uncle Jeff and Aunt Liz's house. We had so much fun playing Apples to Apples and swimming... if you haven't played Apples to Apples, you must, it's a really fun game.
I also got introduced to Julio's chips and salsa... SOOOOOOO good... you can only get it at H.E.B.
I LOVE palm trees. For some reason, they make me happy...
Palm Trees
I love Palm Trees
I am so excited I got this picture. This is my cousin Courtney, isn't she beautiful? Next to her is my Grandma. She NEVER lets me snap her picture, but I got this one and was so happy. They both look beautiful.
My Cousin Courtney and Grandma
And that is all for my vacation pictures.  I took so many more than this, but I didn't want to overwhelm you with tons of pictures...  I had an unbelievably good time.  I cannot WAIT to do this again next year.

Last!  I wanted to give you my pregnancy/belly update from Week 19.
I actually smiled, are you proud? ha.  I am feeling baby movements.  Nice and low on the belly.  Started really feeling the baby move during my 19th week.  I will have another belly pic for you on Wednesday, as well as the verdict of the ultrasound!  Yippee!  Can't believe it is already time for my ultrasound.

Thanks for hanging out to the end of this post.  Hope everyone has a brilliant week.


  1. Amazing! I am waaaay jealous! I can't wait to start taking family vacations when we start a family! What do you guys do to pass time in the car?

  2. looks like an amazing vacation! And your belly is sooooo cute! Sometimes I feel like I'm really showing & other times I feel like I just look like I've been eating too much. People keep telling me I'm still not showing which only makes me feel fat! If mine was as cute as yours there would be no mistake! Can't wait to hear about the ultrasound results!! :) :)

  3. So fun! So happy you got some vacation time. Your children are adorable. I love Bren's smile face. :) So funny! Rowan has a "cheese" face that is very similar. Also, your belly has totally popped this week! Love it! You look great, skinny with a little baby belly. Can't wait to hear the ultrasound verdict!

  4. you're looking so cute! i'm glad that you had such a fun trip to texas. :)

  5. owwww stung on your FOOT. yikes. i've never been stung by anything. i'm staying that way til i die.

  6. I absolutely loved seeing these pictures! Sounds and looks like you had such an awesome time. And, look at that pretty baby belly, lady! Can't wait to hear the ultrasound verdict. :D Hope you have a lovely week. <3 xx

  7. lovely photos amy! your family is so sweet

  8. It looks and sounds like you had such an awesome time. Your kids are beyond cute, by the way. You're looking beautiful too, and I'm so happy for you about the baby movement!

    P.S. I'll definitely be remembering that baking soda for stings tip.

  9. These pics are awesome! You had a beautiful vacation minus the sting but yes, baking soda rescues. That stuff is amazing. Girl...Apples to Apples is one of my favorite games to play. Another good one is The Game of Things. It's great to play with adults too because all the pervs come out.

    You look lovely as always! So what do you think about all that "if the belly is low, it's a boy. If it's high, it's a girl" talk? Just wondering. It's been engraved in my mind that just now, I looked at your belly and thought it's a boy. Can't wait to hear!

  10. YAY! Glad I got to see all of these again! so fun!
    Can't wait to hear about your sonogram!

  11. I love vacations. I need post photos of ours in Illinois. It was great.

    I am so glad you had a wonderful time of relaxing. And you look great. Can't wait to hear about your ultrasound.

    And, I'm not pregnant! I promise! Hahaha.

  12. Glad you are back and vacations are awesome. I wish I could take a lot more vacations but sadly I am not able to. I cannot wait to know what you are having. A baby on the way is always exciting.

  13. Love these photos! :) Even pregnant, you look fabulous! :D & the ultrasound is always an exciting pregnancy milestone!! I hope you share with us!!


  14. What a lovely post! I loved looking at all your photos!! Looked like lots of fun!! And your belly picture is adorable!! I can't wait to hear the results of your ultrasound!


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