Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dinner Cruise in Destin and Pool Update

Alas! There is a flurry of activity in our backyard so early in the morning. They are prepping the yard for the pouring of the cement. There are 9 people out there. I think I will finally see floor on the deck instead of dirt. Yipee! I am sooooo excited!
I just added this picture Tuesday evening. They are getting ready to pour the cement on the deck in the morning. The workers just left and this is how the pool looks like right now. More pool progression photos are at the bottom.

It's hump day and also Outdoor Wednesday! Yipee! We get to go outside with Susan of http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Let's all see everyone's outdoor pics by going through Susan's blog.

I am a little behind but that does not mean I can't show you more of our 4th of July holiday pictures. As you probably have read in my past blogs, we spent the weekend in Destin, FL.

Below is the 2 bedroom condo where we stayed at Sandestin. The first pic is the view from the master bedroom window and the other 2 are views from the balcony, which is the 3rd picture.

I have so many pictures I want to share with you so I thought of creating a mosaic. You can click on it to enlarge it since I know the individual pictures come out small. AJ, John and I went swimming on the beach. It was very crowded and we got to stay only for less than an hour because we had tickets for a dinner cruise. We went back to the condo to take a quick shower and get dressed and then went to Destin Marina. My daughter, Rochelle, son in law, Derek and of course granddaughter AJ joined me and John for a very nice dinner in a yacht. The food was very good, beef, chicken, mashed potatoes and veggies and we had cheesecake with banana slice and pecan praline topping. Yummy!
After dinner, we got to watch the fireworks right on the deck aboard the yacht.
And now, another update on the pool. The turbo slide, the one facing the right way, arrived.
They have to finish installing the plumbing for them to be able to place it. They are also finished with the brick coping around the pool.

I think they did a good job on the brick coping. I really like it. And there's AJ enjoying the pool. The deck should be poured tomorrow or Wed. I will be happy if it gets done this week.

Thank you so much for coming by, And thanks to Susan for taking the time to host another fun event.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your pool is so beautiful. Love the slide. All the pictures are wonderful. I have heard allot of good things about Destin, Florida.

Unknown said...

Your pool is lovely! I wanna jump in now! :)

Thanks for stopping by and entering my little giveaway. Your name is in the pot. : )


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Christine!
Your pool is so lovely, can I come take a dip? Love the pics from Destin and your lovely mosaic too! Hugs, Cindy

Jadehollow said...

Looks like Y'all had a wonderful trip... the scenery was beautiful. That pool looks very inviting as is.. glad you're at least getting to enjoy it. Happy Wednesday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine! Your trip to Destin looks wonderful, and your pool is coming along! I'll say one thing... you have the patience of Job. Hope it's finished for you soon. The brick coping looks beautiful. I can't wait to see the concrete poured and those men out of your hair! Thinking good thoughts here...


Sheila :-)

Becky K. said...

I love the mosaics you did of your trip. So happy and light.

The pool is great. I guess you are sooo ready for the final work to get done!

Have a very happy Wednesday!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Marie said...

Hi Christine, your pool turned out to be really beautiful! Really inviting and I can't believe how fast it went (huh, but probably not to you)! Your fourth of July trip looks fantastic...how fun that must have been. Ours was pretty ho hum...sadly.

Bill said...

Hi Christine, Gorgeous photos! Your pool is already looking amazing ... how wonderful that's going to be for your family!

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello earlier. Have a very happy Wednesday.

Bye for now,

Blondie's Journal said...

4th of July dinner on a yacht! It doesn't get any better than that! Beautiful pictures. I enlarged each one. Your daughter looks so much like you and is as pretty. The ocean views and beach make me want to jump on a plane now!! Wonderful idea to do a mosaic.

The pool looks fabulous. I like the design. I am anxious to see the finished project (well, not as anxious as you! LOL!!). It does look like it will be fun though!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Christine!! :-)


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your trip sounds like such fun, and your pictures are just gorgeous. You always do such a great job with them. The pool is coming right along. I know you are really enjoying it. So nice to have with all this hot weather. Hugs, Marty

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What beautiful white sand at the beach! It looked like a wonderful vacation!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday! It was the first time I joined in and I was happy to visit you!

Hugs, Pat

From the Old InkWell said...

Looks like you are having a great summer! The Florida shots make me want to go back. How lovely!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your pool is wonderful Christine. Sure looks like AJ is enjoying it..lol. What a wonderful trip you had. I can travel through your pictures..lol.. hugs ~lynne~

Cindy said...

Wow, your pool looks great, and you must have had a lovely time in Florida! Great mosaics! Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting, you're a sweetie! Hugs ~cindy s~

Unknown said...

Your vacation on the 4th looks wonderful! That white sand on the beach was so pretty! And all the smiles... Your pool is coming along very nicely.. I was excited to get a peek today...
Hope your week is going well...
~Really Rainey~

Unknown said...

Christine, you pool is going to be so fabulous! Your vacation photos are so fun! Your collages are great! Everyone looks like they had a great time!

Thanks for sharing!


Kat said...

Wow Christine, the pool is looking beautiful. Love the picture of AJ enjoying it, she's going to love the slide. Great pictures from Destin, the dinner cruise sounds like such fun! Beautiful fireworks, what a great way to see them. Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Kathy

Anonymous said...

Great Pool!!! I also love the mosaic, I don't know how to do those yet. Maybe one day I am going to have to learn.

Barb said...

Hi Christine, your pool is gorgeous....oh the fun you will have out there! Wonderful pictures.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


Love Bears All Things said...

I love that you have the woods in the background of the pool. It will be so pretty when finished.
We are heading to the beach in two weeks. I hope it isn't as crowded then.
Mama Bear

Jane O' said...

I love the shape of your pool and the liner is a fabulous color of blue. It makes it all so inviting.

Mary Bergfeld said...

The finished pool area is going to be delightful. It looks as though everyone had a wonderful holiday. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Carrie said...

What a beautiful pool...I'm sure your family and friends will enjoy swimming there!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

That firwworks display is incredible! I miss our boat if only because I love to watch the firework on water. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Marina Capano said...

Your pool is lovely!


Ebie said...

The pool when done is perfect for the summer! Love also the 4th of July collage. Thanks for your comments.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Morning Christine, thanks so much for stopping by my TT. I always love your visit. Just to let you know, the next Cloche Party is not until Sept. I don't have a date yet, but probably about the middle of Sept. That way we can do a fall theme. Seems most everyone voted to have the event seasonally, so I thought maybe fall, then Christmas, then winter. Maybe every 2 or 3 months. I've found several reasonable cloches online and the wire one I did today was from Ross. They are fun to work with. Have a super day. Hugs, Marty

RobinfromCA said...

Such a pretty pool - can't wait to see it all finished! Your vacation to Destin looks like it was relaxing and fun - and dinner looked yummy!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Great pictures of Sandestin. The dinner cruise sounds like such fun, and the fireworks photos are beautiful! (I just can't believe how quickly AJ is growing up.) laurie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, I just wanted to let you know that I've scheduled the next "Cloche Party" for the 11th of Sept. for the Fall season. Grab the button on my sidebar to remind you and to let your friends know. See you there. Hugs, Marty

Lady Katherine said...

Hubby grew up going to Destin since he was two, we have been every year sometimes 5 or more time a year. Last year we missed. We are going in September. After 12 hour today mostly driving, we could have been in Destin and back! lol Love the pool! Luck you!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a beautiful pool. And great family photos at Destin. We had family that lived in Niceville, so we would go to Destin throughout the years.

I'm behind in reading the blogs I follow, so now I am slowly catching up.

Thanks for commenting on mine again (no I dont speak Tagalog or my mom's dialect... I wish I did!)

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