Our vacation to Destin, FL was EXACTLY what I needed during this busy time of year. Ok…it was EXACTLY what my wife and my kids needed also and I think I can say that it was perfect for us in every way. We got a chance to lay at the beach, do a lot of swimming, spent some time with friends, hit the links and do a little outlet mall shoppin’. Here are some photos of our trip and I think you can tell by the smiles that everyone had a really good time!
This year, the kids and I once again made the trek up north to hang out with my family in the Big Z for some fun and relaxation for the celebration of the birth of our nation (HEY! That rhymes!). This year’s festivities included Uncle Frank’s cookout, swimming, hanging at Grandma & Grandpa’s house and, capping it all off….fireworks! Here are some pictures of what is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays!
The Bulldogs went on the road last weekend for a 3 day tournament in Gatlinburg, TN. Although we didn’t do as well as we had hoped (we came in 4th overall in the tournament), the boys all played hard and gave it a good run! While we were there, we also kept them busy with swimming, ziplining, horse riding and hiking! Oh…and the dads played golf and the moms went shopping.
Overall, everyone had a fun weekend and we all agreed that we’re gonna have to revisit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Who knew there was so much to do there!
The 4th of July is a holiday to spend celebrating our freedom with family & friends and so…my family & I did just that! Although I worked the weekend prior to the 4th (it was on a Monday this year), we managed to squeak some quality family time in with my parents and my brothers & sisters while also participating in our local parade. Here are some pictures from our holiday celebration…
First up…the parade!
Thank you to all the service men & women who have served our country!
And then family time in Zanesville…
What better way to spend the day than to get out into the great outdoors and paddle downstream? So Saturday morning, that’s what we did. My buddy and I threw our kids in car and headed out to Loveland, OH to do a little canoeing. Once we got all settled and the kids A) stopped asking questions & B) got used to the canoe, it went pretty well. And the weather was perfect! A little overcast and around 70. On our trip, we saw ducks & a crane and some fish and we saw a medieval castle and we even managed to get a glimpse of the famous Sasquatch (or Big Foot, for those of you who don’t know). Sounds too good to be true…right? Well…here are the pictures from our harrowing adventure…
We piled into the car
On The Bus
A rowdy group
Out on the water
Hey! How did they get in front of us?
Me, My Kids & My Farmers Tan
There he is!!! Do you see him?!?!
The water ain’t so bad!
Hiking to the castle
A man & his castle
Are there REALLY knights in there?
The fire pit
The End of our Journey