Saturday, December 13, 2008

vacation: how do i love thee? let me count the ways

I've been meaning to post about thanksgiving ever since we got back from the beach and between work and kids, just haven't found the time to sit and upload photos, but now that the kids are out of school, time is all we have... We all enjoyed our second thanksgiving at the outer banks this year... here are a few of the things i love about this vacation...
time to be together as a family. uninterrupted, and on our own schedule and time... it is so peaceful.

time to sleep (and catch up on sleep)

friends we don't see as often as we wished

many kids for the boys to play with... (this year there were 18 adults and 27 kids in the house...)

a place for the adults to relax and veg out

water. lots and lots of (cold) water to enjoy

Thanksgiving football game on the beach

lots of sand to play in

the joy of being in nature, surrounded by what I feel are some of the most beautiful creations we have been blessed to experience

Good friends, who share wonderful experiences with us and our kids

We are so grateful to be blessed with such a wonderful group of friends. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year, and i really enjoyed the chance to reflect on all the things in my life I have been blessed with.

a few random pics from before thanksgiving: CL got sick (again)a week before we needed to leave with an eye infection and horrible cold. She was sooo pitiful. Luckily the ocean air was exactly what she needed and seemed to feel better once we got there.

painting babies toes are harder then I expected...

great smiles!


  1. It looks like SO much fun! Melissa was there! Can you send me her email address. I have lost contact with her and have thought about her often. Carrington is too cute! I love the long hair and the painted toes are so cute!

  2. i've been waiting to see the photos! glad you guys had a great time!

  3. It looks like you guys had a blast at the beach. What a great way to spend Thanksgiving.

    Carrington is adorable (so are the boys).

  4. Way cute! I saw you coming out of preschool the other day I was on the school bus with C going to see the Nutcracker.

  5. Oh, Thanksgiving looks like it was fabulous. I love all the pictures of your adorable kiddos.

    Whoa! The Stackhouse kiddos are so big, now...well, I didn't know they had a new baby, too but the others have grown so much ☺.

    I love those pictures of Carrington. I know I always say this but I cannot belive her luxurious head of hair. I think she has the most hair of any baby I have ever seen. She is positively beautiful!

    I will call you...I have to tell you something...