Ritchie Crew

Ritchie Crew

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekly Blessings

Each week during our Wednesday Night Bible Study we each have to say one thing that we are thankful for...and Matt and Caroline are always my weekly answer.  How could I not be thankful over and over again for these two blessings!  I just love them!  I hope you have a great week ahead and I hope you see all the blessings the Lord has given to you.  Be thankful.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Summer Vacation

We decided to go on a short Summer vacation, so Labor Day weekend we traveled to Destin, FL.  Below you can see the master driver...
We stopped at Wards for lunch on the way to Destin, and Caroline decided she wanted to show us a few modeling moves.  She had us rolling!

Now...we knew there was a tropical storm coming, but we thought we would take a picture of the local paper for that day.  Tropical Storm Lee was on its way...you know when they give the tropical storm a name that you should turn around, but we kept going!
Friday afternoon we arrived at Destin, and we did not even take our suitcases to our room.  We ran straight to the beach...we knew we would not have much beach time before the tropical storm arrived.

After a little play, we were able to talk Caroline into going up to our room and changing into our swimsuits. 

Friday afternoon they had the red flag (warning flag for high hazard).  Saturday they tried putting up the double red flag (Danger!  Water Closed), but the wind was to furious so they took all the flags down.

I posted the next two pictures to show the wind on Friday...by Saturday and Sunday we could not walk on the beach, because the sand was blowing so hard it was stinging our legs.

Mommy and Caroline's footprints in the sand

We left a day early due to Tropical Storm Lee moving to the shore.  We thought this would give us an extra day to head home, but Caroline was a trooper and we made it the entire way home on Sunday.

We did give her a little treat at our last stop...twizzlers!  Her favorite!

It was another successful trip to Destin/Fort Walton Beach!  We hope the tradition will continue!  We love taking family trips together.  Our big vacation for this year is coming up soon and we cannot wait!  Making memories one trip at a time!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

It has been a while...

We have been going full speed at the Ritchie house...and when we get busy the blog gets neglected.  Here are a few phone pictures from the past few weeks. 

 Each week at SCDC Caroline has a day that has a special theme.  This past week the theme was "Razorback Day."  Just in time for the game!
Before heading to the game we celebrated Aubrey's birthday party.  She celebrated with a Hello Kitty theme.  All of the children enjoyed the cake.  Then we were off to the Razorback Game.  Go Hogs!