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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Home From Vacation

It is always exciting and fun to go on vacation, but it's also good to be home....  To be sleeping in my own bed... to be bathing in my own shower....  to have my own kitchen, my own TV... my own dirt....

Last year we rented a beach house and vacationed with my parents, my grandmother, my brother and his family and we had a BLAST, so we decided on a repeat this year.  We headed out Tuesday around noon after spending the ENTIRE morning packing.  You would have thought we were going for a month, but it takes A LOT to pack up a family of 6 and while Jerry really only had to pack for one plus the kids cots, igloos and some other things.  I had to pack for 5 (clothes, swim suits, undies, socks, shoes, hair accessories, Church clothes, toothbrushes, sippy cups... etc).

We got to the beach about 3:00 and the fun began.  The kids LOVE the beach... so we spent day one swimming.  I could totally tell that Cody was a year older.  Last year he spent all his time with a bucket trying to empty the ocean, but this year he was out with the triplets trying to jump waves.  Now that the kids are swimmers we had some protest to wearing floaties, but they soon realized Mom wasn't going to give in.  "If you want to swim in the ocean, you MUST wear floaties."

After swimming each day we took the kids to the outdoor shower, stripped them down and washed them up.  Then 4 naked little bodies when upstairs and got into their PJs (we almost alway swam in the afternoon/evening and did activities in the mornings.)

We ate a bite of lasagna (my Mom prepared) and called it a night...

I'll be sharing photos as they are edited and in no particular order.
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5 comments:

  1. Loving these - looks like you had a great vacation!

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  2. I'm not a beach person, but your pictures make it look sublime!

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. these are great, what a beautiful family portrait! I also love both the pictures in the third row! Adorable!

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  4. How fun. Looks like an awesome beach house.

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