Monday, July 30, 2012

Road Kill: Epilogue

Remember that clunking sound I mentioned in the initial Road Kill post?  It was the rubber strap part of the metal piece, which had wrapped itself around the axel.  Nice. 

The object of my affliction;
You can see its size compared to the quarter!

We'd been putting off buying new tires but now just seemed like a good time to go ahead and do that, what with one of the current ones having a giant hole in it and all.

E.W. spent a good part of Saturday morning cheerfully installing the spare and arranging for tires to be ordered (I would blame lack of availability on small-town living but Google had already warned me they probably wouldn't be in stock).

Figuring out the spare...

...and installing it.

Baby's new shoes arrived first thing this morning; didn't take long until they were rolling.

Check out that tread!

(I realize for most people, a new set of tires is NOT that big a deal. However, since they cost more than my last vacation, I figured the occasion was worth mentioning.)

E.W. also took her for a spit shine (if your dad wasn't military, read this) and now she's ready for action!  Lookin' pretty good for a car that's five years old!

Pearl all spiffed up.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Road Kill

I was nearly home when I heard loud clunking sounds...thought it was the rough-looking truck in the lane next to me.  After I passed it, I could hear that something was NOT right with my car.  I pulled into the driveway and got out to check the front tire and could hear the hiss of air escaping.

The culprit?  This very large twisted wire.  I'm pretty impressed that the tire didn't flatten until I got home!  

What's that?  You need a close-up?

Now (to get E.W.) to deal with this!  (Thanks, honey.)  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Week That Was

Junebug Beach Trip 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Junebug Beach Trip 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Fourth: Wrap It Up

The last couple of days of the week of the Fourth...

in her element

time to chill

How many boiled peanuts can a three-year-old eat?
A lot.

Mia has a lap full of adorable.


E.W. shares his Chapstick

and she's off

(this picture sort of sums up how she felt about the ocean)

trying to starfish in the ocean

and succeeding

until the waves went out and she got beached!

Can't imagine why they say Emma
is just like her daddy.

Ellie and Papa

Sanding Grandma

Mama's Girl

sweet granddaughters

Sarah, the mediator!

Lifelong friends and their it.

Then there's that.

Summers and Bowers
The Third Generation
Emma loves the ocean....

...look at that smile!

Thing One and Thing Two

Baby Daddy and Baby Mama 

Sibs and Spouses!

Yeah, we're headed back next year for more of this.  :)

Oh, and if you haven't heard enough about our trip, you can read more about it HERE and HERE!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Fourth: Class Photos

Three Patriarchs and their Clans

Our Family

George and his bunch

Tift Family

We took photos in every are the ones that belong to us.  :)

Worth, Ashley, Emma, and Ellie

Kate, Jay, and baby-on-the-way

Sixteen adults and three children (ages 3, 2, and 1) in the wind and sand...we actually did pretty good!  Here's a glimpse of the madness behind the scenes, though (if you need a laugh you can click the picture to enlarge it)!

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