Biggest Summer Yet

I've heard it said before, "The bigger the summer vacation, the harder the fall." I'm not sure if they are talking about the actual season of Fall or if they are referring to the depression that one falls into as soon as they realize that last trip of the summer is over. Nonetheless, this has been our "biggest" summer yet. Since I decided to take a little hiatis from blogging...since February....let me explain.
Every year our first trip of the summer is to Bryson City, NC for Decoration...or "Declaration" as Lee called it for years until my keen ear heard the slip and corrected him. For those of you not well versed in "country", Decoration is another word for family reunion or at least it is in my family. We go Memorial Day weekend and my parents rent this huge log cabin called Black Bear Lodge. We cookout with family, tube down Deep Creek, and spend time together.
In June, Lee and I went to Edisto with Cindy and Jacob Wilkerson. We had so much fun on the boat (the first time we'd had it in the water in 2 years!) We had amazing weather, especially for our boat trip to Charleston. While there we both celebrated our anniversaries...we share our wedding date, June 23rd.
The last week/weekend in June Lee and I went to the Dominican Republic with our great friends, JP and Amanda. We had such a great time doing absolutely nothing! The highlight of our trip was Lee playing water polo. When you see the pictures you will know why....
July found us back at the beach with both of our families. My family made our annual trip to Fripp Island for the 4th. The boys loved the sand and the water! We really had to watch Jackson because he had no fear of the water. The cool thing about Fripp is that it is a very wide beach and tide pools form about half way to the ocean. This was perfect for the boys because they could play in the water without the waves. We came home from Fripp for 2 weeks and then we went to Surfside with Lee's entire family. This is the first time that I have ever been with Lee's whole family and I really loved it. Lee worked that week in the mornings because Myrtle Beach is in his territory. And again the boys loved to play in the sand and surf and had a lot of fun with their cousins!
Our summer was wonderfully full and wonderfully exausting...time to rest.....wait, football season starts in 3 weeks.......

1 comment :

  1. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Misty, your babies are precious and your blog is just too, too cute! I hope to see you soon - Cup this year?