Sunday, August 16, 2009

OBX

We spent a three nights camping in Outer Banks, North Carolina on Pea Island. What a great time. What a needed time. This first intern year was pretty tough. We couldn't really afford a vacation, but we couldn't not afford one. I've been gone some this summer, but Josh hasn't. Neither of us have spent time on the ocean before and camping was how we got by. Josh was off work, and look-he smiled so naturally!! We met my mission companion, Mimi and her family there! She is such a wonderful person and example to me. She married an elder that served with us, so I knew him too, but hadn't seen him since the mission. It is so nice to have long-time friends, you can just talk like you saw each other yesterday. The kids loved this vacation! You can see above that they embraced the sand and water like a second home. They didn't want to go. Ammon was so cute he talked about his home (our tent) and their home (their tent) how now there were 5 brothers (Lucy I guess joined the boys club) and two moms (me and Mimi)!!! He got really upset that we had to leave and is still asking for the ocean. He played so hard he fell right asleep in the sand!! The other boys loved it too. Lando would chase and chase waves, then enjoy being chased back. Ivan would Karate chop the waves! Josh tried out a boogie board and so did I. Also an advantage to camping with friends, one night Josh and I (after kids were sleeping) got to go on a very nice walk alone on the beach. So beautiful. Maybe I did marry a romantic after all.
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5 comments:

Mimi Nowland said...

I am going to want some of those pictures! It was a great time, thanks again for inviting us!

Beth said...

You can't go wrong with a trip to the beach.

Giggles said...

Looks, and sounds, like a great trip!

Mark and Lisa said...

So glad you got to go on a vacay together! You deserve that walk on the beach!

Kelly said...

I'm glad for you that your family got to take a vacation! It looks like you had so much fun. Great pictures!