July 2010

Congratulations, Dad!

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm in

I believe my father is now the youngest person ever to receive a Doctoral degree in our family – congratulations Dr. Lee!

Dr. Lee and family

Visit from the Gordon’s

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm in

April’s sister Lendy, her husband Eddie, and their “kids” Ashley and Joshua paid us a visit on their way home from a trip. We don’t get to see them very often so it was very nice of them to stop by. We didn’t have a lot of time but we played around the house and took them out to the Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville to see the critters. Bella was thrilled to have them over since she was positive they only came to see her :)

Myrtle Beach trip

Posted on July 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm in

We had a voucher for two nights at the Marriott Resort in Myrtle Beach for $99 so we decided to use it.  The fine print (of course) was that we had to attend a sales pitch where they would try to sell us a time-share – errr I mean, we would be presented with the opportunity to buy…

Tell ya what, if you have 30-40 grand burning a hole in your pocket it wouldn’t be that bad of an investment.  We stayed in a two-bedroom condo that probably would run 500 a night as a hotel; my first thought when I walked into the place was, “We could live here”.

The resort is on the beach plus they have two regular pools and a large kiddie area with slides and fountains, etc.  We spent a lot of time in the kid’s section but we did make it over to the ‘adult side’ and out to the beach too.

One of the coolest things happened while we were at the beach.  We were just walking along and I see a lady that I’m passing out of the corner of my eye and I think “that’s weird, she looks just like Brandi” (a friend of ours) and “her kid looks just like Bayli”  - and it turns out that those two look so much like them because….they are them.  April and Bella got to hang out with Brandi and Bayli on the beach and I got to play in the surf with my friend John (the husband/dad), it really made the day.

Two days went by super-fast but it was very relaxing and nice to get away but still only be a few hours away from home.

Update:  I guess we knew this but forgot all about it – because we did go to the sales pitch and didn’t trash their room, they refunded the $99; so we got to stay for free!