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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sea World 5th grade field trip

This past week, Connor's 5th grade class had a class outing to Sea World. I volunteered as a chaperone for the trip and was responsible for Connor, Mason, and Camden. We got up early and drove to the school to get on the buses and arrived at 7am. Before setting off, we took a class pic of all the kids in the classroom.

It started pouring rain, a few of the buses were late, and we didn't set off until after 8am. It was a rough start to the day, and we had been apprehensive about whether or not the trip would even happen since rain had been in the forecast all week and there was a 90% chance of rain.  We boarded the bus and on the ride down it was raining the entire time. Just as we arrived, the rain let up and the sun came out. We were happily surprised that it cleared off, and eventually we made our way inside and started off with an Orca show where the kids got splashed and were excited to get wet.

After the show, we ran around the park as fast as possible to ride the rollercoasters before the rain came in. We rode the Mako, Kraken, Journey to Atlantis, and the Manta twice.  We didn't see the whole park, but I think we rode all of the big rollercoasters. We didn't spend time doing much else, and the lines were pretty long at times. Connor was a little scared before the first one, but after we got done with it he was pumped for the big coasters and wanted to ride them all.

We had a fun day, and I'm thrilled that the rain held off long enough for us to enjoy the day. It was neat to spend the day with Connor and his buddies and although we only really spent 4 hours at the park after the show, we got to do quite a bit and had a lot of fun.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A2 Tennis Team Lunch

Andrea had lunch with her A2 tennis team as a celebration as they closed out their season. Andrea enjoyed meeting everyone on the team and getting to know some new people this year.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day 2018

Today is Mother's Day! This morning, we slept in, and then had a relaxing morning. The kids made Andrea some cute cards and were excited to give them to her this morning. We ate lunch at Barbara Jean's and then we went to the beach club. We are so thankful for Andrea and to have her in our life. The kids have such an amazing mother and we are so lucky to have her.

Going away party at Clara's for the Phipps family

Saturday night, we went to Clara's house to say farewell to the Phipps family and to visit with some of our old neighbors. It has been a while since we'd been in SJF, so we drove by our old house and our kids still recognized it and some of the kids playing outside. At Clara's, there were lots of new faces, and we caught up with some friends we haven't seen in a while. Connor played Fortnite upstairs with the boys and Paige swam in the pool and enjoyed jumping in and going down a kiddie slide that had been setup near the deep end.

Meeting Rachael's baby Kingston

On Saturday, we stopped by the Bunnell house to meet Rachael's new baby Kingston. It has been a long time since I've seen such a little baby. Andrea held Kingston for most of the visit, and our kids ran around like crazy with Kennedy and Keagon.

Going away lunch for Jeannie and Dima

This past week, Andrea went to lunch with some friends to bid Jeannie and Dima farewell.

Andrea's Amelia Island Tennis trip with the JCP ladies

Andrea went to Amelia Island to play some tennis and hang out with her friends from Julington Creek. They left on Thursday morning May 3rd, and they stayed through Sunday May 6th. Andrea enjoyed seeing Sal and the pros she's gotten to know over the years. This was their third time going together, and Andrea enjoyed catching up with everyone.