Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Playing Catch-up

Hi friends,

     It's been a while and I can already tell I'm not going to be great at this.

A- I usually forget to bring the camera and I haven't yet mastered the art of the cell phone photo
B - Let's face it, I still struggle with throwing my words, thoughts and life experiences out into the internet void, but I know we're far away and so, "yes, mom, I will be better at posting things."

That said, I need something to keep my mind off foster care drama, so I'll play catch-up in the blog world today.

     I'd like to dedicate this post to our first official ROAD TRIP.. We made a bucket list and one of the first items was to hit the beach. So, last Saturday we loaded up the truck and headed to the Gulf.  It was beautiful.  The water is SO warm even I got in, and stayed in, and for those of you who know me that is HUGE. I fell in love with Panama City Beach, FL. Their downtown is more of what I wish we had here in Dothan, but more on that later. (Dean promised a full weekend with time to visit all the "thrift-vintage-chic-industrial salvage-antique-flea market-junk" shops I could find...challenge accepted!)   Some beach pics for your viewing pleasure...
The Marturello Family Alabama Bucket List...#2-visit Panama City Beach, FL.-check
What's #1, you ask?   Harry Potter World, obviously.

Even ice cream wouldn't lure him out of the water.

Dean, conquering his "now that we live closer to the ocean it's not so irrational"  fear of sharks.


  1. I'm so jealous! That looks beautiful! I'm glad you're exploring the local. . . so you can show me around sometime!! Hugs!

  2. You guys HAVE to come. The water is so warm and there's crabs and little fish. We'll meet you in Orlando and then you can just drive three hours back with us to the beach. Love ya!

  3. Yet another thing I have in common with Dean- irrational fear of sharks.

  4. Hahaha, Kira, he also fears raccoons. He claims the shark thing is now valid because we live close to the beach.