Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dauphin Island Race!!!

For those of you who haven't been around on the last weekend in April - then you have no idea what the Dauphin Island race is. Well, for the Murphy family it is a long standing tradition! Every year we all get together for this annual sailing race. It's a blast - typicaly it starts with the captian's meeting on Friday night (aka a reason for a few hundred people to get together, listen to a band, eat some ok food, and drink a bushwaker and some beer). Oh and they do discuss the race a little bit. The official race is on Saturday - they race from about the middle of mobile bay to Dauphin Island - it is an awesome sight - around 200+ boats!! Once they get to the Island party number 2 starts! Most of the boats dock up at the Island and make Island's out of each other - so if you want to get back to your boat you have to walk across a few or get in a dingy! Then if you choose you can race back the next morning - but even if you don't you better get back to your boat early b/c if you are connected to a boat that's leaving - well, they'll just leave and let your boat float off! :) I don't race - I am usually just responsible for getting all the food to the condo on the Island and making sure that those who did sail have a cold beer and a ride when they get off the boat! This year however my brother and his wife took that role and I just watched little Stephen swim around in the pool! :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Long time no post

Don't give up on me now - I'm back! Sorry for the delay in posts!!! Things have been wild at work and will continue until after First Communion! But I'm back to say hello and let you know what's going with the family. Well if you haven't already guessed.....Stephen's walking!! He just picked it up so quick. One day he is taking three or four steps, two days later it's more and then in about a week he's off and across the living room. I'll put up a video tomorrow for you. He's hilarious he has that great "I'm walking" look on his face - it's awesome and we love it!!!

Keep posted for some more fun news - this coming weekend is the Dauphin Island Race the entire family is coming into town for this annual Regatta that we love. So we will most certainly have pictures for you!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Though Stephen has been talking - aka saying "da da", "ma ma", and of course our favorite "no" - for a while now he seems to really be taking a liking to "da da"! Alan of course loves this! Just yesterday after Mass, Stephen and I were kneeling down and praying - I started to pray for Daddy and immediatly Stephen started saying "DA DA DA DA!" It was the cutest thing ever. So this post goes out to DA DA! We love you and hope you are having a wonderful day at work!