S: SUMMER 2011
1: Angel and I decided to spend a couple of nights at the Omni Championsgate for some much needed R & R. Jack, Jessica and Cade met us at the pool one day. Always a fun time with the Eisenhuts!
2: Next was a quick trip to Vero to see the kids. | Scotty
4: Heather came to visit in June. Liz had bunco at her house & had a 40th birthday theme for Lauren & I since we were both turning 40 that month. As always, she did a perfect job with the decorations! | 40
5: Lordy, Lordy!! | 40!
6: To kick off our summer of "going places we've never been", we headed over to Sanibel & Captiva for a great tropical getaway.
7: The view from our room was gorgeous!
8: Sanibel beach was loaded with shells! Courtney had fun playing in the sand...and did her best to avoid a sunburn!
9: Coco found some tasty treats in a local antique store.
10: Captiva Island
16: Courtney saw a coconut up in a tree that she wanted... | Here I am trying to get it for her... anything for my girl!! | Still trying...this was no easy feat! | Heather came to help me out. After much tugging & pulling, we finally got the coconut down!
17: We did a lot of exploring on the island while we were there....always on the lookout for treasures... | CAPTIVA | SANIBEL | MEMORY LN.
18: Captiva has so many gorgeous homes., most of which are named.
21: We had a great time visiting Sanibel & Captiva. One last stop on our way home- St. Armand's Circle for some ice cream & a bit of shopping!
22: Courtney wanted to plan a surprise for the morning of my birthday. I woke up to a kitchen full of breakfast food and a surprise visit from Liz & Julia! Liz brought along a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of champagne. :) | 40
24: We headed to Vero for 4th of July weekend. We took along a bag of gigantic marshmellows. Scotty & Coco loved them!
26: Coco & Adam played "Minute to Win It". After watching everyone closely, Scotty decided that he wanted to play too!
28: The bridge in Vero was decorated for the holiday! On the morning of the 4th, Scotty surprised his dad with a bouqet of birthday balloons.
29: We celebrated both Chloe & Adam's birthdays that weekend and had a special cake made up for them. :)
30: On July 4th morning, the Tour De France was on. Both Adam & Scotty decided to gear up and join them for a ride!
32: That evening we feasted on homeade BBQ. Angel came over to celebrate with us!
34: Chloe's turn to open presents!
36: After dinner we watched the fireworks at Memorial Island :)
38: Now... time for sparklers in the driveway!
39: Cute, random photos from Adam's house. :)
40: One day we met Lilly & friends at the Vero bowling alley. She had my birthday present with her...the cutest "Susan" wine glass ever!
41: Sweet Daisy
42: At the airport, waiting to get on the plane | Up, up & away! | In July we flew up to Maine to visit cousin Linda at her house in Boothbay Harbor.
43: We made it to Portland!
44: Linda had a lobster waiting for me when we arrived at her house!
45: Coco wasn't sold on the lobster & opted for pizza instead...while wearing the silly hat Linda gave her ;)
46: Linda's house
48: These are just a few of the many types of wildflowers that grow in Linda's backyard!
49: Courtney & I each made up our own bouquet of flowers that we picked. | my bouquet | Coco's bouquet
50: One day we decided to go out on a whale watch tour...
52: There's a minke whale! | It was a perfect day to be out on the water...but once we spotted the whales, the starting & stopping of the boat made me feel very SICK. :(
54: Coco watching a movie with Katie on the sofa. | Out & about...
57: We went bowling at the town's old bowling alley. Linda kept score....
58: Coco enjoying a chocolate lobster :)
62: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.~ St. Augustine
64: We all had a lesson in basket weaving while visiting the local farmers' market.
65: "The beach" at Boothbay
68: The best part about being in Maine is eating the lobster! | E
69: I love this old door that we spotted outside of an antique shop
70: Wiscasset, ME We ventured out of Boothbay one day to visit the famous "Red's".
71: Wiscasset, ME | It was hot and the line was long...but the lobster roll was worth it!
72: Lounging in the hammock...
73: The "Little House" in Boothbay is very little indeed!
74: Outside one of our favorite shops
75: More "out & about" shots
76: This old barn is down the road from Linda's house. We decided that it's definitely the one that landed on the witch in 'The Wizard of Oz'
77: On the last night of our trip, we painted lobster buoys to bring home.
78: We had some time to spare before catching our flight home, so we decided to play around in Portland by the waterfront.
79: Bye Maine! We had FUN!!!"
82: After we returned from Maine, we went to Vero to celebrate Joseph's SWEET 16!! | 16
88: In September, Courtney joined her first softball Little League team, the "Wildcats". This was her first day of practice. | Wildcats
90: Courtney staying cool in the pool with our neighbors, Laura & Savannah
91: Summer's over! Next event: Courtney's 9th birthday!!