Catch Up Blogging!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…there was this month called August, in the season of summer, where folks freely bared their arms and legs in the hopes of absorbing lots of vitamin D and wondered what it felt like to not sweat upon stepping outside.

And we went to the beach. And it was glorious. So here are some pictures for your delight and because I’m feeling rather nostalgic for summer weather in the midst of this lovely fall weekend. Don’t misunderstand. I love fall just as much as summer. It’s just that when summer ends you can look forward to the fall. But when falls ends, old man winter steps in.

And winter and I do not get along. It’s a very dysfunctional relationship. This year we’re going to try couples’ counseling.

The last week in August Brother Bob and family headed down to Ocean Isle Beach and were kind enough to invite Somanna and I to tag along. Of course we said heck yea. A week at the beach with these three little dudes? It’s kind of hard to pass up.

Even sister dearest Brittany got to come down and sneak in some quality beach and nephew time.

(By the way, I have no idea what the conversation was when this picture was taken but surely it was scandalous!)

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As I recall, we didn’t do much at the beach except for the things one normally does at the beach.

We played in the sand.

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I tried to teach Bennett that it’s ok to get down n dirty in the sand. It took a little convincing, as evidenced by his willful determination to pack the sand in “neatly.”

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I don’t know how successful that lesson was. But the boogie boarding lessons were a BIG hit. Check them out!

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Even little Bennett got in on the boogie board action. Look at him go! He’s only 2 (almost 3)!!

Wheeeeee!!! “Umm excuse me Aunt Beth? It stopped. Now what?”


When we weren’t out in the Ocean, we hit up the pool….which was freezing as it was covered in the shade most of the day.

Yyyouuuuu ssshooouulldd ggeettt inn Unccllee Shaloooott…the watterrrs fiiinneee. Promisssee!

Apparently children are immune to numbness and tingling because the cold water clearly did not slow these little guys down.

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Jacques who? I can’t hear you because my voice sounds really loud inside my head now.

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Ok, I’m ready! Why are you laughing at me Aunt Beth?

My nephews are so talented. They get from moi.

Then again they are boys…and a bit weird sometimes. I can’t take responsibility for weirdness, only cuteness and levitating skillz.

Which is why we’re super excited that Bob & Rosie are having a GIRL this December!!!! Yes ladies and gents, After 5 nephews between my side and Somanna’s side, there will finally be a NIECE!

Other beach activities we indulged in included some scenic bike riding and of course, sustainable nourishment.

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Summer has come and gone.
But pictures like this already have me excited for next beach season.

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After all, with a view like this how could you not?

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**Today’s post was brought to you by the letter S and the number 3. Special thanks to Bob & Rosie for having us. We had a great time. And thanks to Brittany, who took the time to come hang out. And thanks most of all to Joe, Jack and Bennett for being so much fun and adorable as always.**


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One response to “Catch Up Blogging!

  1. Brittany

    I love this post. Great pictures, and very funny!

    Also…I'm a little afraid of winter too. But let's hope that it can change.

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