Hey friends! Cy and I got back from our little mini-vacay yesterday, and man, does it feel good to be home! We had a great time in Tybee Island. I snapped a few pics on my phone to share with you.
We took this picture in the glass window at the airport before we left…
It was super hard leaving this crew, especially Sania Louise. It was the first time that both Cy and I were going to be gone from her for an extended period of time. But I am happy to report, that she did fine! :)
We flew into Savannah on Thursday, and then took an uber to Tybee Island. The weather was good most of the time, but we did have a few storms come through. The worst part was the humidity. ugh. I bought a hat there because there was really no use in me fixing my hair. haha!
Tybee definitely gives you a true “island” experience. It is not as commercialized as places like Hilton Head, which is another place our family loves to visit. However, I will have to be really honest here. I like places like Hilton Head better.
I love the beach, but I also like easy access to places like Starbucks, Krogers, or McDonald’s cokes. :) Tybee did not have easy access to those type of places.
But if you are someone who likes the true island vibe, then you would like Tybee.
We actually left Tybee one night early and stayed Saturday night in Savannah. I LOVED Savannah and hope to go back there soon!
Cy and I had a great time together, and had fun reminiscing over the last 20 years. Man, time flies. I still can’t believe we’ve been married 20 years!!
We were very excited to get home and see the kiddos!
They picked us up at the airport yesterday, and then we went to get an early dinner.
When we got home, I was surprised to see that the house was not only still standing, but was actually really clean. They had all worked together to get the house straight and clean, and there were even candles lit around the house! So sweet!
The boys told us they wanted to go fishing for a couple of hours, so they left the house around 4:30 p.m., and I ran to the store to get a couple of things. A couple of hours passed, and the boys weren’t home yet, but I wasn’t worried because they have been known to stay gone a little longer than they are supposed to.
However, I didn’t like that they forgot to tell me where they were going fishing, and I had no way to get ahold of them. Both Jonathan and Luke have broken phones, and Adam left his phone at home. :(
Around 9:00 pm, I started getting worried. It was almost dark, and we hadn’t heard a word from them. I didn’t know where they were fishing, but I knew that some of the spots they like to go to can be a little dangerous. I started texting my boys’ friends to see if they may know where they went fishing, but they didn’t know anything.
Sania was already asleep, and Cy and I sat on the front porch waiting for them to drive down the street. At 9:30, it was almost completely dark outside, so I went inside the house and put my shoes on. They had been gone almost 5 hours, and I was starting to freak out! I told Cy that I was going to drive around to some of the fishing spots to see if I could find their cars. I was starting to wonder at what point would we call the police if we couldn’t locate them?
Then all of a sudden, I looked out our bathroom window, and I saw two headlights coming down the road and turning into the bottom of our driveway. I could tell it was Jonathan’s car and relief ran over me….along with some anger. I started running from our master bedroom to the front door ready to yell at the boys for being gone so long.
Then all of a sudden, I realized there was a small figure running in front of Jonathan’s car as he was slowly driving up the driveway. Jonathan was honking his horn, and Luke and Adam were hootin’ and a hollerin’ with their heads hanging out the windows. They were dying laughing.
And then I realized that that small figure in front of Jonathan’s was my 10 year old, Eli.
He was BUTT NAKED running up the driveway!!
He had gotten completely wet while fishing and had taken his clothes off in the car, so the boys dared him to run up our very long driveway completely naked with nothing but two bright headlights shining on his white hiney! He was laughing and the boys were laughing, and at that moment it was REALLY hard to be mad anymore.
BOYS!!!! They are crazy!
Mind you, I did give them a strong talkin’ to when they got out of the car. They had scared this mama’s heart to death, and I told them I was super close to calling the cops. I told them never to be gone that long again without making contact with Cy or me at some point, and to ALWAYS tell us exactly where they are going fishing so we know where to look if we need to.
Anyway, I just had to share that story with you, and MAN do I wish I had gotten a video of that little naked shadow running up my driving last night to share with you! haha!
There is never a dull moment is this family, I swear!
Have a great day, friends!