Tuesday, June 8, 2010

PFC Nyland

Today my best friend/brother boarded a plane bound for Fort Knox. He joined the army and is headed to boot camp for 8 weeks. I am very excited for Kyle and the bright future he has ahead of him. I know he will make an incredible soldier.

Congratulations and good luck Kyle!!

Private First Class Kyle Nyland

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tree House

Thursday afternoon, a storm cropped up suddenly and turned our home into the ultimate tree house. A huge black walnut tree was uprooted and fell across 3 other trees, finally coming to rest on top of Jake's SUV. It landed mere feet from the back of the house. We are thanking God right now for keeping us all safe. It could have been a lot worse.

This picture was taken after clearing away most of the driver's side.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Island Getaway

In desperate need of a family vacation, we set our sights on Savannah, Georgia...Tybee Island to be exact. We left Friday morning and drove through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and finally arrived in Georgia.

After dumping our stuff in the condo, we headed to the pool to cool off.

Then we walked along the beach. We were amazed to see these HUGE cargo ships coming into the port. They made the yachts look like bath toys.

After swimming and relaxing, we headed back into Savannah to have dinner. We walked down River Street, where you can see the ships up closer.

Saturday, we went to the beach and did a little sight seeing in Savannah.

Chippewa Square - Forrest Gump scenes filmed here

St. John the Baptist Cathedral

Oglethorp Square

Monday night, the girls watched Hayden while Jake and I went out to dinner.

After dinner, we had reservations for a ghost tour. We spent fifteen minutes on the tour listening to the guide give us a history lesson. No ghost stories or anything. So we bailed and went on our own ghost tour around the cemetery and police station. Savannah is home to the oldest police station in North America. It is said to be built on part of the old cemetery with 700 graves underneath. FREAKY!

Tuesday morning, much to all our dismay, we headed home. We had a great trip and we cannot wait for our next one.

We are now trying to convince Jake that we NEED a vacation home on Tybee Island. :)