Saturday, August 16, 2008

Shore fun!

Last week we headed down the shore for some fun.

We really didn't do much! We got out on the beach once. We tried to go a second day, but we aren't early risers and by the time we got around, the beaches were closed because of overcrowding! So, we went to the pool instead!

We had a nice relaxing time. I got hooked on the Twilight series! The only time I read is when I go down the shore! Now I've got to try and find time to read the last 3 books of the series!! I started New Moon today.

From the previous post, you know our trips can't be dull. I'm afraid that it was because of me this time!! On Saturday night, Chris and I went out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants down there. I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but I ended up with what I think was a case of food poisoning! I was so sick! I slept almost straight for 36 hours on Sunday!! I still wasn't feeling very good for our trip home on Monday either!! Blech!! So, no beach that day, but it was also stormy that day. Chris took the kids for some bike rides in between storms.

Luckily, I took the camera to the beach the first day and got a few pictures. I've noticed myself taking less and less pictures on our trips. It's so much nicer to just enjoy the times! I'm sure the kids are happy to not have the camera stuck in their faces constantly! Plus, when you go the same places year after year, all the pics look the same anyway!

Here's a goofy photo strip of Chris and I in one of those photo booths. So fun!!

It was back to the grind for us this week. I went to work two days and Chris started back after having three weeks off!! We've got a couple little trips planned yet through the fall, but prime vacation is over! Macy starts school next Monday. She gets to find out her teacher and classmates this Monday and she's so excited!! Jack starts on Sept 8th, I think! We have a meeting with his teacher on the 28th. Lots of back to school shopping to do too, we haven't even started buying new clothes or new shoes yet!!

Here's a layout a did about 2 months ago. I don't think I've posted it before.

I'd share a few more layouts with you, but I haven't rescanned any of them since I got my new hard drive! Hopefully I'll have some to share soon!

Have a great week!


Suzanne Webb said...

LOVE the beach pics and the photo booth pics...too darned cute! The layouts are wonderful!!!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

the photobooth pictures look so fun.

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Melanie said...

I know what you mean about going to the same places and taking the same pictures. I like to do it just so I can see the kids grow between trips. I'm sorry you got so sick, but it seems like you all enjoyed the trip anyway!

merrymstamper said...

Hey Rachael! love this fun layout!!! your kids look like they were having fun on the beach...

sorry you got sick on vacation, that is miserable.

Patrice~ said...

You and Chris are
two cutie-patooooties!!!!!

Angel said...

really great beach pictures. Trying to get mine posted ! enjoy the last days of Summer !

Kimberly said...

i love love love the photo booth pics. like LOVE.

i also love your beach pics. ~sigh~ i want to go to the beach!

love your LO too.

Micayla said...

Totally digging the booth photo's, ours are rubbish now, they take a few photo's then you have to pic one and they print 4 of the same. It totally sucks!
Looks like some one has been having so much fun of late, yay for you and the family!

Sarah C. said...

I've never heard of a beach closing due to overcrowding. Sounds like you all had fun in spite of it. Except for the food poisoning. Feeling for you there - DH had that during 2 days of our Disney trip last year. Such a bummer.

Love the layout! What bright, cheery colors. :) tfs!

Marlene said...

Yikes...sorry you got sick! Love that last pic especially of the two of you in the photo booth! Bwaaahaahaahaaa!!!

stacy said...

Boy that stinks to be sick on vacation! Looks like the kids enjoyed the beach!

Pretty layout... your son is growing like a weed!

Jaime Warren said...

Ooh girl, I hate that you got sick!! Blech!! Love the beach photos!

scrappermimi said...

Great beach pics!
Yay! Can't wait to be able to chat with you about Twilight! Sorry about the sickness though, yuck.
Love that LO, great job with the Glitz!

Andrea Amu said...

Ooooh, sorry about the not-so-good trip to the beach! Gotta hate food poisoning! You did get some nice pictures though at least!

Jenn said...

Great pics , i live down the shore, its always overcrowded, kinda takes the fun out sometimes :( LOVE the layout though !! And i got soooo many people on my blog hooked on the TWILIGHT Series !!!! Wait till you get to ECLIPSE !!!! Make sure you have time to not put it down !! I have the movie trailer for TWILIGHT on my blog if you want to check it out. I still need to get to the PA scrap store you always mention, its only a little over an hour or so from me i think , we have nothing here in NJ really . Everything closed.
Ok, im babbling,
Have a great one !

croppin carla said...

WOW those are some great pictures......looks like you guys had alot of fun......and I love the strawberry lay out.

Andrea said...

Look at those cute kiddos enjoying themselves! (I'm talking about you and Chris....not Macy and Jack. LOL ).

Great shots and fantastic layout. The colors are awesome !!!!


Melonie said...

Looks like everyone had a fantastic trip well ok minus the food poisoning thing. YUCK! We didn't get to the Shore this year and we are really missing it. Love the pics of you and Chris. TOO FUNNY!

Marlene said...

You've been tagged!

Lea L. said...

What fun photos!! And am loving how you used the Glitz paper on that looks fab!


Ana Baird said...

Fantastic pictures! Love your layout too!

twinsand2boys said...

Great pics and layout!