Catching up

Last we left, we were down the shore visiting my Aunt Audrey and Uncle John. We have been going down the first weekend of August for the past two years now - and we have such a fun time.

Last year we brought the girls to the beach, but they were really too young to enjoy it. This year more than made up for that! We all went in the water, Andy dug a hole to China (Katie visited and came back), and Maddie ate so much sand she pooped it out for the next two days (ugh). Of course it wouldn't be our weekend in LBI unless it rained, so we had to hightail it home one day before we all got soaked!

Once the girls go to bed it is "Mexican Train" time - and we have a night of domino playing that Andy takes waaay too seriously. He is in such concentration that it's hard to get his attention to tell him it's his turn! He freely admits it, too - and laughs as he forces himself to relax.

We went on a boat ride - which again went much better than last year. The girls were lost in their life jackets last year, but this year they fit well enough that they weren't too uncomfortable. We went slow at first, but on the way home UJ kicked it up a notch and the girls LOVED going fast.

The girls also go to see their second cousins (who are kids of MY cousin). They loved swimming in the pool and running around in circles throughout the house. My cousin's name is Katie, and one of her daughters is named Maddie - so there was always two heads turning whenever those names were called!

On the way home we stopped at Point Pleasant to walk the boardwalk and go to the aquarium ... but that's a post for another time.

Thank you, Aunt Audrey & Uncle John for a great weekend!

Enjoy the slideshow below!

Fun in the Sun!


What I've been doing while I've not been blogging

Well, hello there. Haven't seen you in a while. I know ... I know ... I've been a tad remiss in updating this blog lately, but that's only because I have craziness in my life right now and I am waiting for it to settle down.

When we last left off I was visiting my Aunt Audrey and Uncle John down in Long Beach Island. Then the counter on my site was having problems on their end and it shut down my site (and others) for a while. I think it took a few days to fix itself, and I couldn't access my page either - but by then my daily habit of blogging had slipped, and once I lose a good habit, bad habits start to sneak in. Like room escape games, and LOST, and recaps of shows I am interested in but can't be bothered watching. So instead of blogging about the inner most intracies of our life - I instead choose to veg on wiki.

So, I will be back tomorrow with more laughs, insights, and plain old entertainment for y'all!

Here's a few pics to keep you happy 'til then ...

OIdies, but goodies! I love the baby girls!


What's going on?

I am at my aunt and uncle for the weekend and we are having problems viewing my webpage - so this is a test post to see if we can figure it out!

Back to your regularly scheduled programming ...