end of july

Wow...didn't I just title a blog post "end of june"? Oh wait, yes I did! Where has this month gone?? I can't believe this is only my third blog post of the month...a definite all time low for "our gunter family" Our summer has been an absolute whirlwind. I'm actually looking forward to Camp starting school (in three short weeks...don't cry Yaya!) for the mere fact of getting back into a routine. I thrive on routines and this summer has definitely lacked one! Camp reeeeeally misses his "sook" (school) and all of his friends. He asks me "when are we going to see my friends" or says "I miss my friends". We'll drive by his school and he'll say "there's my sook!" "there's my playground!" He's looking forward to feeding "the piggy bank" aka guinea pig in his new class.

Camp's favorite song at the moment (and for the past two months) is "Who Says" by Selena Gomez. You should see this child dance when it comes on the radio...he's always saying "who says you're the only one that's perfect" :) LOL the real lyrics are "who says you're not perfect" He'll even see a picture of Selena and know she sings that song.

Playing in the rain...naked. That's a lid from a trash can and a piece of firewood. What can I say, the child sure has an imagination! :)

Camp wanted to watch Pirates of the Caribbean a few weeks ago, but I told him it was probably a little too scary for him. He said "It's not scary, it's just pretend" :) He loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior and sings "Yo ho mateys away, pee po, pee po, pee po" about five hundred million times a day. It's really "Yo ho mateys away, heave ho...something or another" ;)
Adam took Camp to work with him a few days ago and they had a blast. Adam even took him to the fire station too! Adam knew a few of the firemen working so Camp got to spray the firehose and one of the guys even dressed up in his full fire gear.

Camp sure loves to help his daddy!

I took Camp to the Mary Brogan museum this week to see the bugs exhibit...he was a little scared at first, especially of the giant fighting beetles, but he warmed up to them pretty quick. The caterpillar was his favorite. He said "hey caterpillar, how ya doin' caterpillar" then when we left to go upstairs he said "I'll come back caterpillar"

So excited to see Nemo!

Looks like such a big boy...

After the trip to the museum we headed to Tijuana Flats for lunch...I love lunch dates with this little man!!!

Camp found some directions rolled up in the cabinet and they quickly became his map/telescope...have I mentioned he's really into pirates these days???? :)

On Wednesday night I headed out with the girls for a private shopping event "won" by Holly...we spent most of our time eating, drinking, and talking rather than shopping, but it was an absolute BLAST and I thoroughly enjoyed my night out with some of my favorite girls.

It also served as a semi surprise going away dinner for Mary...boo hoo! Don't even get me started...I cried when I moved 12 minutes away so I can only guess how I'll react when she moves five HOURS away!!

We blindfolded her so she didn't know where we were taking her for dinner...

"I smell asian food!"

Yay for Masa!

Erin wants the men to know she's single...she'll go as young as 22! :)

Allison & Holly

Rian & Erin

Yummy stir fried rice...
It was such a fun evening...I'm ready for Ruffles 2K11 fall edition. We have our hotel reservations and sleeping arrangements set...we're ready to go!! :)



p-lo got married

Last Friday, my friend Lauren got married in Ponte Vedra. I headed east early Friday afternoon was greeted by horrendous storms the entire road trip! The rain finally let up right before the ceremony started and thank goodness, everything was held inside!

Beth got the hook up at her “other Lane’s” house right on the beach…we were there less than 24 hours, but when I arrived and saw this view, I was wishing our stay would be a little bit longer!

Paul & Beth showed up not much longer after I got there…we said our hellos (and I FINALLY met Paul) and got ready in record time.

The ceremony was lovely. Lauren had her dad and step-dad walk her down the aisle…something I haven’t seen since I got married and it brought tears to my eyes! After the ceremony, we headed to TPC Sawgrass. The reception was great and I love to be around people I went to high school with. I love reminiscing and being reminded of high school shenanigans…things I had forgotten! We can go months without seeing each other, but we all pick up where we left off. There’s really nothing like it! I had so much fun. The only thing that would have made it better is if Adam would have been there too! I had a little too much fun mingling so the pictures are few and far between, but it was a wonderful celebration and I can’t wait until the next opportunity until we can all get together again! I guess it’ll be the 10 year reunion…next summer!
Lauren was a gorgeous bride!

The bffaeae signing the guest book...

Beautiful centerpieces

I sat at the cool table...fo sure!

Lauren and Rob named each table after a favorite location of theirs...

The other bffaeae duo...Lauren & Holly

Beth & Paul taking over the dance floor!

I met KC!
We have Heather Lane in common...man there are lots of Lanes to keep track of! :)

Amber, Beth, & me! CHS '02 grads at their finest...

Time to say goodbye...love the sparklers!

It was such a fun night and a great way to celebrate Lauren & Rob...I wish you two nothing but happiness! Congrats!


fourth of july 2011

Our 4th of July was pretty great! Camp and I ended up spending TEN days at the beach! Adam had to go back to work for three days, but then joined us again. We did the usual...boating, swimming, eating, drinking, relaxing, & playing. We also hit up Shipwreck Island. I don't think I've ever seen Camp have more fun! He had a blast!!
We started the first part of the ten days in Cape San Blas at the Lion's Paw...

My partner in crime...

I'm sure in fourteen short years or so, Camp will be just as tall as Daddy, Bop Bop, & Dave!

Yaya made some yummy sangria!

4th of July decorations

The Gunter family

Our Gunter family

Before our 3rd of July cookout we all played a friendly game of arm wrestling...it was a close one, but David ended up beating his big bro in the end!

Adam & Gunter...Adam won this round!

Adam was acting like he had to put up a real fight...

but he came back and beat me! :)

Carrie Anne & Gunter

Daddy & Camper
It was definitely a close call! :)

Adam's extended family came over for a cookout...I think there were eighteen of us in one house!

Rachel Grace (Barrett's sister)

After the cookout we headed to the beach to watch the fireworks put on by the boys in the family...

It was a great show!

On the beach---4th of July

Camp fell asleep while eating his lunch...the beach sure wore him out!

4th of July night...headed to the boat to watch the PSJ fireworks!

Me and my little buddy...

Camp loved the fireworks this year...as long as he was a safe distance from them. He asked every night as the sun went down if it was time to set off the fireworks. :)

PSJ puts on a FABULOUS show!!

Watching the fireworks from the boat is the way to do it!

(note to self...10:30pm is not the time to attempt a family picture!)

On Tuesday we made our way to Mexico Beach and waited on Bebe, Papa, Chandler, and Chandler's friend Lauren to arrive from Blue Ridge.

On Wednesday we headed out on the boat and had the BEST day out at the point...the water was crystal clear and perfectly calm. We all got to witness a huge porpoise come right up to our boat...Camp loved it and is still talking about it. Papa asked him what his favorite part of the day was and he said " the big ol' huge dolphin" :)

After our boat trip we headed to the shaved ice place to get some yummy cold treats...mmm they were sooooo good!

Chandler and Lauren with their stained teeth!

Camp really enjoyed his blue sno cone!

Camp loved playing with Chandler & Lauren!

"ahoy mateys"
 Camp's all into pirates these days!

Papa made Camp a pirate fort...he thought it was pretty cool!

What a fabulous beach trip!!
It's nice to be back into our little routine, but I'm sure missing those lazy days! :)