Monday, July 28, 2008
It was an awesome vacation!! Ok, so it rained almost everyday, but we still got a lot of beach time in. Sure, my brother split his lip open requiring 8 stitches while water skiing, but hey, he was doing great before the fall! And yes, the dock did collapse while the entire family was posing for a picture, but it makes for a great story! (Notice everyone wet in the above after shot!)There were plenty of Kayak excursions, boat rides, floating, and sand castle building to keep us busy on the sunny days, while the rain provided time for crafts, baking, reading and napping. My parents, grandmother, uncles, aunts, brothers, sister-in-laws, niece, nephew, and cousins were all there - thrilling for me because I only see them a handful of times a year. Of course, there are plenty of pictures to come, but some of the best memories don't need a camera. I loved watching my dad dance and march with the kids after dinner, hearing little voices call "Nonnie?!" listening to Johnny's Navy stories around the campfire, seeing Nana's smile first thing in the morning, chatting with Drew and Ella while we kayaked little nooks in the cove. It was a perfect vacation.