Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The Beach

Who doesn't love the beach? The soft sand, the gentle breezes, and the ocean spray could put even the grinchiest grinch into a good mood. We spent a week in Surf City, NC on Topsail Island. I would recommend it to anyone. The beach itself was perfect and uncrowded and very family oriented.

While there, Patch turned 6. He also insists he got taller.

 Ginger wasn't a huge fan of the beach, but she could be distracted enough to stay for a couple of hours. Luckily our house was across the street, so it wasn't too far to go home early.
 Curly and his very tall brother became salty prunes. They hardly left the ocean.
 We brought some sand toys for the kids, which they loved. Mainly they loved to be in the water, which gave me heart attacks. There are sharks in the ocean, you know.
 We brought face cutouts of the two that couldn't come: Flower and Uncle Boo.
 This is our whole crazy family, plus two turtle watchers. Topsail Island has a turtle hospital, and they also have volunteers who look for and protect sea turtle nests. This couple were watching a nest that was supposed to hatch any day. There were over 150 eggs. That's a lot of turtles.
 Mini-me made a friend the first day, so I hardly saw her the entire time. She pretty much wore her suit and her pjs the entire week. And her hair got much blonder.
And finally, while on vacation Curly and I celebrated 10 years together. We went out to a nice restaurant and walked on the pier. It was the perfect way to celebrate. Then, when we got to the house, we watched old videos, including some from our wedding day. They were hilarious. 
And now my sewing machine and I need to get reacquainted. There was no room for it in the car, which made it sad. My list of projects is growing and the craft fair is right around the corner. Time to get to work!


A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

How fun! How do you find reliable beach house rentals there? How far in advance do you have to reserve?

Jackie said...

Awesome... 10 yrs.. way to go!!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

That sounds like a great vacation! Congrats on the anniversary!

Mama Pea said...

Glad you had a good time, and happy anniversary!

patty said...

I love the pictures, and I'm so glad you had a good vacation.

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you had a great time! Everyone looks so happy and relaxed. If you haven't seen the turtle video that Mama Pea posted you should check it out!

Leslie said...

what fun!!! i love the pictures and the cutouts of those not there is hysterical

Claire said...

Love the beach (going today), looks like you had fun.

Karen said...

Sounds and looks like you had a magic holiday. Exactly what a holiday should be.