Thursday, 25 August 2011

July 2011 OBX Vacation

(Owen 2 Years - Lucy 8 Months)

Finally....our much anticipated beach vacation had arrived!  OBX watch out!  We rented an oceanfront house for a week in the Outer Banks, Corolla - Whalehead Beach with our families.  CiCi and Pappy, Darby and Pat, Nana and PaPa and Greg and Krista.  I don't care what anyone tells you, there is no beating is worth every penny!!!  Especially with two little kids!  To be able to go back and forth to the house quickly and easily and grab food, bottles, naps, etc. was a godsend.

CiCi and Owen making drippy castles.  Owen loved the sand and water this year!

Owen and his ladies!

Owen loved being covered in the wet sand.  He actually sat still for longer than 5 minutes!

......and then Dada buried him in the sand!

Owen waiting for the water to fill up his hole.

Uncle Greg and Dada entertaining Lucy in her pool.

This is quite possibly when Pappy threw out his back trying to save a shot in Kan Jam.

Owen and his crab that Pappy caught him.

Lucy in her "cage," I mean tent.

Larry even got to come along for the trip...we miss this face!

Sister and Brother sitting in the waves.

Lucy and PaPa.

Lucy and Nana.

Lucy in her itty bitty polka dot bikini!

Lucy loved the pool and her boat!

I am not sure we brought enough liquor?

Low Country Boil!

This is the night we had the largest steaks I have ever seen!  Thank you Nana and PaPa for the enormous pieces of beef.  Rumor has it the butcher came out to shake Jeffie's hand when he picked them up!

The trip also included Owen's first popsicle!

I even had a chance to work on my photography while on the trip.  We scheduled a family photo shoot, an engagement photo shoot for Darby and Pat, and Greg and Krista wanted some couples pictures taken of them as well.  I had a great time with these!  Thank you to the whole family for getting up at 6:00 AM to be on the beach for the best lighting!  We had such a good time with our families and would love to make it an annual or bi-annual trip....hopefully Owen and Lucy will get some cousins to play with one of these days!

Here were some of my favorite shots.

Darby and Pat

Greg and Krista.

Family Shots.

The Schardt's.

The Venema's.

 Had to include this one.  Someone was not so thrilled with the photo shoot!  Poor Krista!

Group Shot.

Owen and Dada.

Nana, PaPa and Lucy.

Owen and Dada again..

Our Family :)

Pappy and PaPa with their look a-likes!

PaPa and little Lou!

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    My name is Sarah and I'm with Dwellable. I was looking for blog posts about the Outer Banks to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, drop me a line at Sarah(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you :)