Saturday, August 1, 2009

Slack Blogger

Yes, I know. I've been a slack blogger. Maybe it's the fact that I've been outta town a lot, or had a lot of company over lately, or been painting...errrr...assisting my wonderful husband in painting, or maybe it's just that I'm slack and don't think about blogging until crazy hours of the night and then I'm just TOO tired! Whatever the reason, I apologize for being a slack blogger! "So, what's new with the Coates Clan?" I'm sure you are all asking yourselves that question, right!? Well, I'll tell you...

Mom has come to visit not one but two weeks in a row. We're super excited about this because WE MISS HER! The kids were SO SURPRISED last night when she snuck in the house and hid in the guest bedroom. They didn't know she was coming! GREAT JOB, Grandma Turner!

Joe and Brett have headed over the the hunt club today for a "work day". Brett was so cute this morning. He even had on a camo shirt, jeans, and BOOTS! :) CUTIE PATOOTIE! He was excited about getting to see Pops, Uncle Steven, and Mr. Liston! Joe swears that he'll be a big help. I hope so!

Hmm....What Else?
Well, Meredith and I have broke the bank going back-to-school shopping. She's just out grown EVERYTHING! And, according to her, all of her clothes just "aren't cool anymore, MOM!" So, that means a whole new wardrobe for middle school. Did y'all know that 5th grade is middle school at Daniel Island??? She's going to be upstairs now, WITH LOCKERS!?!?! WOAH!

Jac starts Daniel Island Academy on Monday. We went to Open House last Thursday and Meet The Teacher yesterday. He was shy, at first, then seemed to open up a little. I think he'll be a good fit there. Brett is still great friends with the kids he met while going to school there.

OH....and other big news....
Joe was FINALLY offered the job with the county (You all know, the one he's already been doing for the last 18 months or so!) but, now it's OFFICIAL! Woo Hoo~

I think that's it, for now.
I won't bore y'all with my ramblings on about how much I REALLY DON'T WANNA GO BACK TO WORK! Can't summer break last a month longer? or maybe two? or even three? Guess not, eh?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy (late) 4th of July!

We had a terrific July 4th this year. I had a nice LaZy morning at home. Then, we left the house shortly after lunch time to run by the store and then head on down to the dock. We always love going to the dock, but something about being there on July 4th makes it even more amazing. The kids (big and little ones) swam.

The dogs (especially Blue) have now taken an interest in chasing birds; pelicans seem to be her favorite! Brett and Meredith disappeared to "Rock Island", as usual. They have their own little clubhouse/fort built over there now. Meredith caught several crabs and begged to dissect them. "NO" was the answer I gave her! After an afternoon of swimming, we headed back to Pops and Sue-Sue's to shower and change, then back to the dock for dinner and the best ever fireworks show. We can see at least 6 or more shows throughout the night, ranging from IOP, Sullivans, Mt. Pleasant, Down Town Charleston, James Island, Folly Beach, N. Charleston, etc... Not to mention the neighbors shooting them over the water. Jac enjoyed the fireworks, as long as he was being held! We had a great time visiting with friends and family! Yes, another wonderful 4th to remember! Who needs a vacation? There's nothing like a STAYcation when you live here!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Virgin Blogger

Hi! Okay, Okay...I know I'm about to hear it from the peanut gallery (who were surprised that I even figured out how to open a Facebook account)...BUT...I wanted to create a way for people to keep up with our busy lives...SOOOO...I've started a blog. Yes, you heard me correctly. I'm now officially a "BLOGGER"! Please continue to check in from time to time to see what is going on with my wonderful family!