Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Yea, I am still alive and kicking. We just got back from a 2 week trip to Chincoteague Va which is absolutely one of the most glorious places on earth. Or at least on the East coast. We spend just about every single day at the beach. The waves were huge and actually, a little scary at times, but the weather couldn't be any better. Sunny and warm every day. When we weren't on the beach, we were on the boat or exploring Assateague Island clamming, fishing and crabbing. Lets just say we had our fill of seafood and well, the sea. No, that isn't actually true, I could have stayed there another few weeks, or days at least.

Got home on Monday and spend the day doing laundry. Camping with 6 people for 2 weeks generates a boat load of dirty clothes. Brooks and Caitey went to North Carolina to visit their cousins for the week so I just have Mikey here. He is a huge help and managed to get the Denali cleaned out(a boat load of sand) and cut the grass. So I rewarded him with a movie. We saw the Happening which was OK.

Today we went to a local farm market Roots, where I bought some fresh produce including some delicious blueberries which I used to make jam. I never made blueberry jam before and it turned out really well. I was a little worried because I cut the sugar in half but it all set up well and is definitely sweet enough.

Tomorrow I am getting a hair cut and packing for a weekend trip to North Carolina to pick up the kids.
Here are some pics of our vacation. Enjoy!
Brooks looking like Mr. Sunshine...

Not the best picture of Mikey but at least he is looking at the camera. It's the little things that excite me....Mr. Sunshine and his cousin. He was not happy about stopping to get a picture taken. Brat!

Can you believe we let all of the kids get on this? It went upside down and was one of those rides where when it was over, I was actually relived that they made it through alive. Wouldn't you know that as soon as it was over the little buggers ran right back on? Brats! After about 3 or 4 consecutive rides, they were all feeling a little sick so we called it a day.

Caitey looking all beachy and pretty with her tan.


Leeann said...


I love the pictures!! The kids all look great. It definitely sounds like you all had a WONDERFUL time! I am really glad. You guys sound like so much fun to go camping wtih.


nicrogers said...

Thanks Leeann! We do have a good time. You should come with us sometime!