Sunday, July 19, 2009

Coming Back to Reality

Returning home after a long vacation is like saying goodbye to a dear friend.  You’re thankful for the fun times and memories, but so very sad that it has to come to an end.

We’re back now after the longest vacation we’ve ever taken, and what an adventure it has been!  Unpacking today has been hard, because the beach bag is still filled with sand and our towels and clothes still smell of salty air.  We had a total of 14 adults and 2 kids with us in MB, and it was so great to spend this time with family.  Some of us tanned, some of us bronzed, and others (ahem) burned to a crisp, but a wonderful time was had by all!  Thank goodness for the pictures, which allow us to relive all the fun we had.

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Thank you for following us through our journey!   From New York City to New Jersey, North Carolina to South Carolina, this is definitely a trip we’ll remember and cherish for a lifetime!

And now…back to our regularly scheduled lives!

11 comments:

Laura Wolf said...

Wow, that was quite a vacation! Loved all the pictures of the kids enjoying the beach. They looked like they really enjoyed it. Best of all free souvenirs,"seashells." LOL!!!

Alex said...

I loooove the beach!! Looks like you guys had such a great time!

Caden and Mommy said...

Emily!
It looks like you guys had a GREAT time! I can't believe you were on vacation that long! That is why your kids are SO well behaved ... you are much more laid back then me :0)
I love the pictures! Great family pictures and adorable kids!

Melisa said...

What a wonderfully long vacation you were on. Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Destini said...

Wow, Myrtle Beach was loving you guys - the way overpriced Ripley Aquarium and the Dixie Stampede! Great family photo, and I love the kids playing in the sand, especially the action sequence of Seamus "jumping" in! Glad you guys had a great vacation!

Kasia and Amelia said...

Oh Emily! What a great time, great vacation! I love the pictures and joy! We hope to have a little vacations at the end of the summer. What a sweet family you have!

Melissa Swartley said...

What a fantastic vacation! Was that the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ? We love that place! I sure hope that burn is fading! Ouch! Looks like the kids had a blast!

Mandy said...

It looks like you had a fantastic vacation. Love all of the pictures of the kids on the beach. So sorry that it had to come to an end. Hope that your sun burns heal fast!

Kim said...

It feels like you have been on vacation forever-I am totally jealous of the time off! That one pic of you guys where you see the open window-didn't you take the same pic in the same place last year? I cannot remember from the Kodak albums! You guys are an adorable family. That one pic of Seamus on Facebook=I cannot get over how handsome! I love pics of you and Gigi-she holds on to you for dear life. I am so glad you guys made it back safely-when you come to visit I promise to take you to Ukrop's. So just how much ironing do you have to do?

Lisa said...

What a WONDERFUL trip!! Myrtle Beach has always been one of my favorite beach spots - cheap and full of family fun!! What an amazing experience for all of you!

Greene Family said...

Awesome vacation! Love all of your great pictures!! Your kids are too cute on the beach! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!