Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beach Vacation

Last week, we went on a very fun vacation to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Matt's parents rented a beautiful house right on the beach for all of us to get together and enjoy a week together.

Warning! Many pictures to follow!

 Our first morning at the beach house


Justin and Henry getting ready to swim


Owen


Lauren and Oliver


The house had a pool, too!


Henry and Lauren 


A seashell!


Justin preparing to fly a kite


An early morning shell hunt for Ollie and Justin



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Getting ready for an ocean swim




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Taking a break for a snack


All of the cousins and a giant lobster
(at Ella's in Calabash, NC)




The children got to hold sea stars in the "touch tank."



Kite Flying


Oliver and Grandpa Jennings


Andrew and Justin


Going to the house from the beach


Oliver on the balcony outside our bedroom


Looking down from our balcony


The pool from above


Here's a video of the view from the balcony outside our room and of the adults making a whirlpool for the kids in the pool. Fun stuff!
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The view from our bedroom


After leaving the beach house, we went to see our friends Matt and Courtney who happened to be nearby in Myrtle Beach on vacation. On our way out of town we stopped for some quick go-kart fun!


3 comments:

Candace said...

Wow, what a fun vacation! I love Oliver's, "this looks like the kind of shell that has an animal in it." :)

Becca said...

Looks like heaven!

Barbara said...

That looks like SUCH a fun vacation! What a gorgeous view you had, right on the beach! The boys are getting so big. We miss you guys so much, more than I can say. Looks like you're enjoying every bit of your summer break!