Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Beachin' It!

Somebody from our church offered us the use of their condo for spring break. I know, I know. We are blessed with crazy generous people in our lives!! 

And we said heck yeah and joined The Close Family for a few days at the beach. I even played hooky from school on Wednesday to go......ssssshhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell my mom. ;)

The kids had a blast and thanks to Owen's Therapist and the picture schedule she helped him make, he did really really well too.  He did not like having his stoma wrapped, but dude, I was like a freaking ninja against bacteria getting in there. We had bandages on top of bandages followed by torso wrapping. And he got used to it eventually...... And if it keeps us out of the hospital, he'll thank me one day. I think.

And is there anything better in life than beach time with good friends?
Especially friends who pretend they are horses?


These shots were hilarious. Fischer kids may need to work on their ups a little bit. But check out Ella (next to EG)...... Dang girl. Jump! EG looked prepared......not sure what happened there.


Six Kids? 
Yes - perfect. Let us do a pyramid. You'll be pleased to know that this was completely my idea and one I had to talk the children into....... 
Bless my heart. 

Wow. Owen has such a nice long torso.......

Success? I'm thinking, no.

These people stick with us through the thick and thin of life. They beat the crap out of us at cards and make us laugh and love our kids and pray for us and challenge us and make us laugh again and they're just as dang beautiful on the inside as the out. 

We are blessed to call them friends.

And that was Spring Break.

Back to the real world now.


  1. My heart soars at seeing all these pics and knowing the sun, sea air, surf, and fun was joyous to all!!!! I thank God daily for the number of dear friends in your lives to that love on you, support/help you, and provide love and time with your kids! Excited to see them VERY soon myself....missing my Grandma time!

  2. What a great trip! Love the pics.