Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Outer Banks 2010

the last of the vacation pictures…i promise.

i love how everyone names their home on the beach…..we loved our Layla house! It was truly a home away from home….it had an entire closet filled with pool and beach toys, shelves filled with books and movies, baskets filled with games and a well stocked kitchen! the kids loved the pool and the adults loved the hot tub!

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funny story…..the night before the wedding we were invited to the rehearsal dinner…a North Carolina pig roast…so much fun! Let me remind you that this was a wedding for a friend of mine from college, Kati….a college that was over 15 hours away from home for me…..so when hubby says, “i want you to meet someone” i was a little curious…..he introduced me to Steve…who he graduated from high school with….really!?! his wife Nicole is my friend Kati’s cousin….did you follow that?!? small world people, small world! Here is a picture of Steve with his adorable daughter Ellyson…..Cooper and Caroline’s new friend.

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Caroline worked hard all week on her homework…..she kept a journal of our trip….and completed a gazillion worksheets that her teacher sent with us.

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hubby took this one….. we took the kids out on the beach for a little Christmas card photo shoot….i am fixing Caroline’s dress…and yes, i have my hat on backwards…have you ever taken a picture with a hat on and the flash pops up….annoying!!! I love how he captured the lifeguard truck and Caroline with her hands on her hips!

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the week called for rain every day….showers, drizzle, thunderstorms….but that didn’t stop us from having fun….walks in the rain…washing the cars in the rain…swimming in the pool in the rain…

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and every small window of dry skies…we headed to the beach.

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Cooper became a wave maniac on this trip…..but the waves were so big that someone needed to be right next to him.

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he had so much fun!!! and only had to be saved a few times!!!obxwave5

but he was having a blast!!

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so the week flew by…..and on our last morning we couldn’t resist catching the sun rise….6:48am.

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goodbye beach.

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goodbye waves.

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goodbye warm, salty air.

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goodbye sand, shells and castles.

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till next time.

5 comments:

gabe said...

those last four are awesome. . .

Its always amazing when you see people you don't expect to see! It sure is a small world!

Cindy said...

I agree with Gabe....love those last ones!
Beautiful
What a wonderful trip.
Enjoy the day

J&J said...

These pictures are amazing Jess! It looks like you all had an incredible week - despite the rainy weather!

Kim said...

It looks like your trip to OBX was one major success. YEAH! Maybe you'll return and we can meet you in person. :)

Those last pix are gorgeous! Especially the one of your son jumping. He's so clear and the colors are stunning.

sloan said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those last sunrise photos, especially where the kids are "holding" the sun - those are really great!!