Monday, July 26, 2021

Olympics At The Beach

This past week has been emotional, heartfelt and loving. Hold your people closely and keep April and her family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Found out Tuesday midday that Grady's class would be closed for two weeks due to a child in his class having covid. All good on our end though so I'm thankful for that.

Quick Friday morning field trip to one of our construction sites down the street from our house. We loved watching the digger fill up the dump truck about 100 times. He was so happy!

We cruised down to the beach and arrived to an 85 degree house. Yep, the blower of the upstairs unit failed and thankfully the company we had do a check up just a few weeks ago was able to come out on Saturday morning. They said they would come Friday night but we told them nahhh and we were fine!

Concert! We love that Ocean Isle has these beach music concerts every Friday night. They're so fun for adults and the children. 

They lined all of the veterans up and the crowd formed a long line to shake each person's hand that has served. It was so special. 

These two got to sleep in the same bed together for the first time since their rooms were hot! Thankfully we got the downstairs unit working that night so we had two cool rooms!

Late night fishing and a fire in the fire pit! It was very high tide with the special moon that night!

Saturday morning we hung around while Lionel took care of our HVAC problem. Then we hit the beach! Mr. Peter is always so nice to stop and talk to the children and ask if we wanted a picture!

That night Hilary and Drew hosted Beer Olympics since the Olympics are finally happening! Each couple was assigned a country and we were Italy! I literally ran into trader joe's on Thursday afternoon and ran right back out 10 minutes later with all of the things for a charcuterie board. It was probably my fastest shopping adventure ever. These are my four favorite cheeses from there!

There was so much food that I evidently didn't take a picture of!

All of the couple played the beer olympics. We started with Ring Toss then played flip cup, beer pong and corn hole! It was so fun!

The kids enjoyed homemade ice cream by the USA team!

The winners! They haven't done any bragging since then...ha...none at all...!!

Sunday morning Grady and I ran over to 59 Causeway to pick up breakfast while Molly Anne and Kevin slept in.

Then we went over to the beach to try to fly Molly Anne's kite that she got for her birthday from Nana and PapaG. There wasn't enough wind but we got it all set up for next time!

We came back to the house and the four of us played on the WaterMat for awhile off the dock in the canal! Always fun and a nice change from the sand!

We all took shower then hit the road home. Mills loves life at the beach.

Molly Anne's typical car ride activity...

Grady's typical car ride activity!

Anyone watch the gymnastics and swimming last night?! I LOVE the Olympics! The athletes are unbelievable. 

Hope everyone has a nice week!


  1. The Olympics are my favorite!! I love watching the favorites, like gymnastics and swimming, but I also really enjoy watching the sports I never have exposure to - like fencing! My 7-year old is very into gymnastics so it has been really fun watching her excitement at the competitions! Go USA!!