Monday, July 19, 2010

Baby Shower & Beach Goers

This past week Chris' entire family (aunts, cousins, parents, siblings, etc.) all came down to spend a week here in Newport. I, of course, requested the week off & was ready to play! We started the week off with a baby shower for Courtney (I feel like her pregnancy has flown by!)--Lindsay, Ashley, Linda, and I threw the shower. We always have so much fun throwing showers, but tend to get a little crazy (as you can see below!). 


The next day, everyone headed south! The week was full of beach, pool, yummy meals, laughing and just enjoying each other. The problem was, Chris was not able to join. Like, at all. He spent like 15 min one night and caught a dinner with us on the next. That's it. No beach, no sunshine, no nothin'! I had a great time this week, but I couldn't shake how guilty I felt. Chris has been working 8am-11pm roughly each day for the past 10days...he hasn't had a day off (yes, he works weekends). He looks tired and worn out. I know this past week would have been just what the doctor ordered...but no such luck.  So here I am, enjoying his family and playing in the sun everyday...while he is working his butt off at this job. I missed having him there and I hated having fun without him. :(Ah, it was the worst!! 

The week was full of nice, beautiful weather.  I love LOVE LOVE where I live, and I love it even more when family comes into town to enjoy it with us!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

4th of July Weekend

Chris didn't have to work!!! (well, not until Monday) We went to the beach together for the first time in ages, which was fantastic. We soaked up the sun, went to a friend's pool party, & just enjoyed not having to work. Newport has amazing fireworks over the water, so we set up a blanket & had ourselves a little picnic under the fireworks. They were beautiful ( fireworks make me so happy!) and watching them over the harbor made us both feel so blessed to live where we do (and that Chris was finally able to enjoy it!). We are both so grateful for this beautiful country, for all of those who serve, and for the freedoms we enjoy. It was our first 4th of July without either of our families, it felt weird but we still had a great weekend. Our summer is flying by, we can't believe we have already lived here 9.5months! Now we are just crossing our fingers that Chris gets a few more weekends like this one soon!