Camping at Katherine Abby Hanna park…and great friends

 

Hey y’all! Its been a minute since you’ve gotten an update. I’m trying to figure out how to make this blogging thing happen.  I just have so many ideas and things I want to say and show, but am always a little nervous about over sharing something that’s not my place to share (such as husband’s business, kids’ stuff and friends’ stories).

Over the past few moths we’ve had so much fun and have made some great memories. We have a lot brewing too for the next few months and will definitely share that exciting news as soon as everything falls into place.

July 4th weekend we went camping with some of our favorite people. We went to Kathryn Abby Hanna park in Jacksonville and it was so.much.fun!  In fact, we had such a good time that my parents took the kids back this past week.

The beach in Jacksonville is so much different than the beaches here on the Gulf Coast.  The beach is lonnnggg and the sand is more like mud….it doesn’t stick or stain, but still looks and feels like mud. The kids didn’t care though and had a great time together.

Matty and Jennifer have four young kids, and they really are just the best. Between the two families, we have a total of 7 kiddos, which makes for such great fun for them. They all love each other and are always trying to help and take care of each other. They’re certain not to leave anyone out which really makes my momma heart happy.

The water in the Atlantic is different too (compared to the Gulf where we usually Beach).  It’s saltier and the waves are bigger and stronger and the water is darker and less emerald.

All Kids beach

Of our three kiddos, Wyman could take the beach or leave it.  He enjoys it because we go, but it definitely wouldn’t be on his top 10 list of things to do.  Jocelyn enjoys it, but also enjoys just playing in the sand.  Typically she will play in the water for a bit then enjoy the sun some and build a sandcastle, then back to the water.  Makayla on the hand, LOVES the beach.  Anytime we near she just wants to go to the beach and spend the entire day there.  I basically have to bribe her out of the water to drink some water or eat.  It always surprises me how different the three are.

Kayla boogie board IKayla boogie board II

We love to camp and try to do it as frequently as possible. I say we aim for once a month, but typically we are too busy and don’t make it that often. This was Matthew and Jennifer’s first time camping and I think it was pretty successful. My secret to camping with kid is good food and bicycles.  We try to make it a low key event and just let the kids play and explore.  It’s always a fun time for them.

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