Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jetta the Bean Snapper

During our trip to Waco earlier in the summer, we spent the evening with Jetta while the other Hughes were at Vacation Bible School. Andrew has been producing a lot of veggies from our garden, and we brought some green beans with us. We thought it would be fun for Jetta to help us snap the beans to get them ready to eat. Good thing she thought so too. She had trouble with some of them and kept saying "Can't do it." We'd reassure her that she could, then she would and she'd shout "I did it!" It was cute. The weird thing is that when we tried to put some on her plate at dinner, she threw a fit. Oh well, it was entertaining while we snapped.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Vacation Days 3 & 4

Part 2 of our vacation to Florida.
Our main purpose for choosing the destination of Tampa for 3 years in a row is, duh, the Royals play there! We were planning on making it to Tuesday's game, but our time at the space center went longer than anticipated. This turned out to be ok, as the Royals lost game #1. We listened to the game on the way to the hotel, checked in, and headed to bed.
Up and at 'em on Wednesday for a trip to the beach. We were afraid weather would spoil our time, but the storms stayed north of us all day. Yippee! We go to the same beach and love it. It's not crowded at all.
Perfect for splashing in the waves, catching up on reading, and celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe it's already been 3 years. It seems like just yesterday that we were in Waco for our wedding. And yet, Andrew is my best friend and I feel I've known much longer than the 5 years we've been together.

Happy anniversary, Andrew!

When we realized we were pretty pink (Andrew worse than me), we headed to our local favorite, The Hurricane, for our routine grouper sandwhich. Still good!

We rested up at the hotel for a bit before heading to game 2 of the Royals / Rays series. Too bad the Royals lost. It wasn't pretty either...they lost pretty bad. 9-0. Boo. The next day's game was scheduled for the afternoon, so we stuck around for another. Crossing our fingers that we could see them pull one out... We had to check out of the hotel, so caught a movie while we waited; Night at the Museum 2. It was good, not great. Amy Adams was cute. At the game, the Royals went ahead early...hooray! We led the game 2-1 until the bottom of the 8th. Then, the Rays scored 2 and ended up winning the game. I was not a happy camper! I know that the Rays were in the world series last year, but they are not that same team, and I couldn't believe we got swept by them....again (we saw them get swept last year). Andrew's theory is they spend too much time at the beach and leave their heads there when they come to the game. Whatever it is, they need to pull it together and start HITTING!!

Forced smile after the game

We headed back and one of my favorite parts of the trip was getting off the interstate for a while. Andrew and I have different styles of driving - I like to get there, and he likes to stop and enjoy the journey. This has caused a few disagreements when we're on the road, but I was tired of the boring road, so agreed to hop off for a while. It added time to our trip but was nice to see some of the small towns that get passed by.

Very old house near Chula, GA

Methodist church

Cute little train depot in Cordele, GA