Ah, Summer Holidays!

Well, summer has arrived in Alabama with a gusto! The weather has been very hot and humid, over 30 degrees every day so far! It apparently is only going to get hotter, so we have lots of heat to get used to! UGH!

I am loving two things in light of the weather forecast. Number one – our air conditioned apartment. We’ve never had air conditioning in a home before, and I have to say, I’m loving it! The weather down here really makes air con a necessity, not a luxury! Anyway, I’m thankful for it, although I may change my tune when we get the electricity bill! Oh well, that’s just too bad!

The Number Two love is our friends the Billings! They have an amazing pool, which we have visited almost every day so far! Not only do Todd and Janelle have an amazing pool, they also love having people around to share it with them! Yippee!!! We are loving getting to know them better, and also, selfishly, loving the pool time!

Icy poles in the pool - it doesn't get much better!

The girls are becoming very good friends with their daughter Skylar, so it’s a match made in heaven as far as we’re concerned. This couple used to live here in the apartment complex, which is how we met them initially. They had just bought a house when we moved in, but we have managed to spend quite a lot of time with them over the past few weeks, and it has been such a blessing to have a great family to call friends!

Both Emma and Faith love the water, but Faith hasn’t quite mastered swimming completely, however this past weekend she has really gone ahead in leaps and bounds, which is so exciting. We have all been commenting that by the end of the summer she won’t need floaties, or a life vest any more! It may even be sooner than that, she really is so determined to swim – it’s great to watch her with her little heading bobbing above the water, and her legs and arms working furiously under the surface to keep her mouth out of water! I’ve been quite nervous at times, but that’s the joy of being a mother!

Here are a bunch of photos of the girls enjoying the pool!

Emma has mastered the 'cannonball'!

Faith gets some pretty good air off the diving board!

Faith showing her creative side!

Look, no floaties! Yippee for Faith!

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One Response to Ah, Summer Holidays!

  1. Em says:

    Go Faith!

    So glad you guys are making good friends!


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