Lonely no More:)
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew18:5

Monday, September 12, 2011


We are Thankful that Irene didn't do too much damage to our favorite summer vacation spot!  We LOVE the Outer Banks.....known to the regulars as OBX.  We have been vacationing here as a family since I was about 2 years old.....


We had so much fun here this summer with Friends and Family. Here's the whole crazy bunch.......and boy could they put away the food.  This year grandma....who is used to cooking for two small eaters.....didn't argue when i said........ we're going to need more than that!  I kept saying, "Mom that's not enough"  The first year we took our teenagers and their friends she was astounded at the amount of groceries we went through.  She didn't think we would be able to eat that much food in 2 weeks, let alone just 1.........they ate it all and we had to go back for a few more things! 

And here are the main eaters
But such a good looking bunch!

These four have been friends for a long time.  Kaitlyn and Ash, the two in the back, started kindergarten together.  Thatcher and Kyndahl have known each other since they were 3.  I love the fact that they are all still such good friends.

Well......some are a little more than friends;)

Thatcher was gloating that he was taller now....he's younger and was always much smaller for a looong time.  Then he caught up and passed him.....and thinks it's hilarious:)

 Ash on his toes trying to make it look like he's as tall as Thatcher, guess i should have cropped their feet out for his sake......naw!:)

Our House at Outer Banks. (Mom and Dad's actually...but we claim it too....isn't that what kids do?  What's yours is ours....:))    We are so glad Irene spared it!

Our path to the beach.

Ash and Grandpa rigging the sail boat.  This takes an extreme exercise in  patience for both of them:)

Jelly Fish!!!
 Some were huge! But they didn't sting as long as you didn't touch their under side


Honey....Please shrink the kids!

Sherman resists being hugged....He's a major touch me of course everyone wants to hug him!  He's just so sweet and squeazy:)  Like a teddy bear.  But notice the side hugs he gives!  Never face to face!

And then there are the ones who like to hug and  hug everyone:)

And of course the guys can only take serious pictures for so long before they crack...

As grown up as they think they are.....we caught the big ones fully engrossed in the younger boys movie:)

And we did get a few pictures of the elusive Harrison.  He tends to quietly disappear when pictures start??

Thanks Dad and Mom!!  We Love you!!


  1. So fun to see all the pics. Looks like you all had a great time! Jen

  2. so bummed to miss out on staying at your folks house!I am sure it would have been lovelier then what we ended up with!Maybe another time :)