Monday, July 14, 2008

{ahhhhh.....}

such is life



The last two weeks have been exciting, relaxing, and fun! We've been in Florida soaking up sun and squirming in sand. We've had visits with family, a day at the waterpark, a rainy day at a spring, cookouts, cookins, a proposal, late nights, early mornings, and plenty of Florida weather. No internet access. I even took less photos this year, so I could just sit back and relax.

A pictorial representation:



Happy 4th of July!

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The natural spring at my aunt's:

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Getting rained out at the spring:

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The view from our bungalow on the beach at Anna Maria Island:

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Said view at sunset:

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Lots of fun kid pics:

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pool progress



While we were away, the pool people have been busy! They dug the big hole the day before we left, and we were worried about missing the progress. So, to be able to watch while we were away, hubby set up a webcam in the window. It worked great! For one day. Sigh....

Before we left, they marked it out and brought in the heavy machinery for the digging:

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Then yesterday we came home to this:

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They got quite a bit done, but we didn't miss the concrete step. Trucks will arrive tomorrow at 7 in the morning to start shooting the concrete. The shell will be done! Then it's on to plumbing, electric, tile, plaster, coping, and all that fun stuff. I have to say, having a pool being constructed in your backyard sure does make it easier to leave the beach! :) I've been 5 years without a pool (our last house came with one), so this is so exciting!

shoppe talk



It is with great sadness that I am announcing my resignation from {we are}storytellers. I've had such a great time there, and I will miss the ladies dearly, but I need to concentrate my efforts on my own store. It was getting difficult to manage two stores, plus collabs and guest gigs. So I've decided to step down. I will be moving my WST products over to my own store within the next few days.

latest layout



Before we left, I had a chance to play with some more Prima goodies. Those of you going to CHA are in for a treat! All the new Prima eye candy I've seen so far is to die for!



Here's to sun and sand! Cheers!

6 comments:

Rita said...

Hi Amy! Welcome back!! What great photos you got (of course!), but I'm glad you also had fun and rest. Well deserved my talented friend. LOVE LOVE LOVE that Prima page :) xo

angela said...

wow, amy, such gorgeous photos! and i didn't know you were going to anna maria island...that's where we were this past october. beautiful :) looks like you had a wonderful time.

gorgeous layout...and i am so sad about you leaving wst...i kinda had a feeling it was coming, but still really sad to see you go!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Hugs! Beautiful layout.

Catherine said...

wow Amy I am so glad you had such a wonderful time and the serie of photos is really amazing! Can't wait to see the scraps! love that last LO, so glamorous and it screams fun!

I am sure the decision to leave WST was not an easy one but i totaly understand!
Hugs

Kadee said...

Love your style! Your photos are beautiful! Glad I came across your blog!

amy said...

update your blog, woman!