Saturday, July 30, 2011

Anniversary Get-a-block-away

I booked a night at the Inn we stayed at on our wedding night.  Ironically enough, Mom now lives a block away, so we actually walked down with our luggage to check in!  We got to stay in the same room we stayed in 11 years ago, and I found the journal entry I wrote on our wedding night.  Very nostalgic to read about getting ready for an 11-day honeymoon to Hawaii!  Alas, this time we had one night, and then we hiked back a block to Mom's to our kids and reality:)  But, not before we got some good walks in on the Boardwalk, a nice dinner at the restaurant where we had our first date, and a glorious full-fat breakfast downtown!  Back in 2012 for sure!

Ummmm....It was a little humid.  Can you tell?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Farewell Party for Dad & Julie

 Aunt Traci's new toy;)  Thanks for sharing!
 Rick teaches Averi and Jack to surf!
 Pepa and Gracie snuggle after she spent four hours in the pool!
 What up, Dogg?
 He gets really excited about being on vacation...
 Sam likes this big "scooter"
 Preparing for the races across Uncle PP's front yard.
 Aunt Angie's soooooo fast! (Lukie and Sam get a little help)
 I'm so cute without my front tooth.
Ready? Set? Go!
Day two in Michigan:  Farewell party for Dad & Julie.  I always knew Dad had the soul of a beach bum...glad he's able to indulge it now:)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hiking at Triple Falls

At the end of our river hike!
We love these falls because you can walk right into them! Can you see the little girl to the right under the water?
Exploring with Dad...
Hiking the rocky riverbanks.
Two peas...
Rick and Sam head out of the water. We actually hiked a good 1/4 mile up the river, IN the river. It was fun, adventurous, and a little scary at times. The boys did great despite the slippery rocks and moderate current.

This was a great day trip--one of our favorites! The weather was so much cooler in the mountains than at home, which made the water even more refreshing!