Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Independence Day- Bahamas Style

We spent Bahamian Independence Day with some of our favorite Bahamian friends….s well as friends from Switzerland and Chile.  Unfortunately Allen had to work and then go to the official events, so he didn’t get to come with us.

We headed out of our neighborhood.  These boys do not look like they are having fun, but they really were.


And so were we…


As soon as we got to the beach, the boys did their thing….





And so did we…P7062192

Later in the day the clouds were amazing.P7062202

Not too long after this we saw a water spout off shore.  {A water spout is a tornado over the water.}  Fortunately for us we could see it from a safe distance.s

The lovely clouds turned into a lovely sunset.P7062227P7062229

One day I hope that they will look at these pictures and see what an amazing life they have lived here.P7062233

The sunset made an amazing day even more special.


This special friend of mine is moving away soon.  When we come back from S.C. they will be gone.  It was a bittersweet day since we knew our time was limited.  However, that is a post for another day.


To end our amazing day we all piled back in the boat with tired, hungry, salty bodies and headed back home.  And went through a thunderstorm.

As they say storms can’t last forever.  However I hope our memories of this amazing day will last forever!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cousin Bonding

We were so excited that our nieces, Miya and Romi, came to visit.  The boys were over the moon excited for them to get here and as soon as they hit the ground, Jackson and Miller were stuck like glue to them.

I could tell you day by day what we did, but it was something like this.  Get up, wait for the girls to get up, eat lunch, go to the beach, come home, shower, play, eat dinner, play and go to bed.


Miller was getting Romi pumped up to go paddle boarding for the first time.


They were awesome.


We worked on some Mandalas.  Romi had some serious skills.



We played some board games.


We cheered for the USA in the World Cup.  That was sad.NIK_7634NIK_7635

Of course there were Legos.


Lots of reading.NIK_7646

The 4th of July was great fun too!  I think the girls were thrilled/scared with how close we were to the fireworks!


We spent so much time on the beach that we may have sand in places sand shouldn’t be-forever!  The sacrifices we made for these girls!


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One evening we hopped over to Atlantis to show the girls the aquariums and to go out to eat.

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This is the “ There’s a shark behind you!” pic.

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Romi has amazing drawing skills, so I let her go to town with some paints and a canvas.  She’s amazing.  If she had some real lessons, I can’t imagine how awesome she would be!  Hint hint Kirk!

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We had so much fun.  The girls are amazing and such great examples to our boys.  I wish we lived closer!

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Come back soon, Miya and Romi!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happy Independence Day Bahamas

Today marks the 41st anniversary of Bahamian Independence.  We have loved living here and enjoying everything that the Bahamas has to offer.







It is our pleasure to celebrate with the Bahamas and our Bahamian friends.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy 4th of July

We were so happy to spend the 238th birthday of the United States with some friends and family here in Nassau.

My niece Romi and I had fun working together on this video.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bless Your Heart!

Monday before last I picked Miller up from school and he slowly walked up to me and said, “I have a cold and an ear infection.”  He had been a little stuffy when I took him in that morning, but I guess it got worse.  When I got him home and opened his lunch box I saw that he had not eaten his pizza and left his Capri Sun untouched, I knew he was sick.  Uh-OH!  I went ahead and took him into the doctor and he was diagnosed as having an Outer Ear infection and a cold.  Yep, he diagnosed himself.  What can I say, he is a genius!  He had ear drops for 5 days and we thought we were back in business. 

This Monday when I went to pick him up from school and he was asleep in the office.  His teacher had let him go up to cool off because he had gotten hot at recess and had a headache.  Turns out that he had a fever.  Womp, womp womp!

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The next day was supposed to be the end of school beach day for his class and he still had a fever so he had to miss it.  He was absolutely devastated.  I took him back to the doctor and this time he had a sinus infection.  Poor baby!

Meanwhile Jackson was able to go on his class’s field trip to Blue Lagoon!  He even got to ride to the ferry dock with his teacher. 



It took another couple of days for Miller to get better.  The stuff that came out of his sinuses was crazy.  He had to be so uncomfortable to have all that up there in his head.  He is still on antibiotics, so hopefully this will kick it to the curb!

The next morning Jackson woke us all up at 5:00 am because he was itchy.  It was dark and I just put some lotion on him and told him to go back to sleep {it was dark in my defense}.  When he got us all up around 5:45 we saw why he was so itchy…SEA LICE!  Sea Lice are jellyfish eggs that get into the skin.  No Bueno!  Cortisone cream and Benadryl are the only things that help.  Despite these he was still so uncomfortable!  Poor baby!

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I counted from the top of his leg to the knee he has 112 bumps on that one spot alone.  I think he has between 500-600 over his body  Can you imagine having 500-600 mosquito bites?  500-600 bee stings?  I feel so bad for him.  He started feeling better yesterday, but still has a fair bit of discomfort.

This morning I was reading with him and noticed yellow crusties around his eyes.  Off we went to the doctor, again!  We now have eye drops and some prescription cream for the sea lice.photo 2 (3)

We have some visitors here now and the boys need every bit of energy for all the fun they have planned.  Hopefully the whole family will be fit and fine for the Fourth of July!