Whew! Does anyone out there remember me?! I know it's been forever since I last posted. To say it's been a crazy summer would be an understatement! Between multiple camps for the three boys and work and the usual summer hotness, it's flown by. Thank goodness we were able to cap it all with a wonderful family vacation down to Hilton Head. I ADORE Hilton Head - I've been going since I was about Ethan's age but it had been far too long since I had been back. And as much as things had changed, things were still so very much the same :). I love when that happens. We just got back Sunday night and now are in full-on school mode even though school doesn't start until the 17th. Between teacher home visits (don't get me started on those), back-to-school shopping, football practice, scouts and planning a birthday party, I never know if I'm coming or going! So I try and calm myself with wonderful memories of our recent vacation and dream of going back soon....
Here are a few of my favorite moments:
Carson playing in the sand.
Ethan learning how to boogie board.
All my guys in the water.
Harbor Town Light. I've climbed it's 144 steps more times than I can count. I LOVE this lighthouse though I wish they had left off the flags (they didn't used to be there) - I'm a purist when it comes to my lighthouses.
Everyone on the docks in Harbor Town. They're all laughing because Ethan sneezed every time I tried to snap a picture! ;)
The view from the dock going over the dunes to the beach. It kills me that no photo editing was done to this picture. It is just THAT pretty and colorful. sigh.
I wish I was this talented with sand! This loggerhead turtle was very fitting as it's egg laying/hatching season on the island right now.
The oldest thinking a dead jellie wouldn't sting him. He was wrong.
The oldest also thinking he could also outrun his dad. He was wrong again. (But it won't be long!)
Awwww. The littles in the pool.
The sunset over Skull Creek. It was gorgeous there when it broke through the clouds.
And finally our attempt at a family photo (I was setting it up in this shot) but it was a huge epic FAIL. I sat them in fire ants and well - that was all she wrote. Bah. I just we just have to go back again soon to try again?! ;)
In the meantime, I get to have fun filling this cute little mini album I made with BasicGrey's Lauderdale line with all our vacay memories. Have you ever pre-prepared an album for your vacation or event photos? I love doing that. I find it such an easy way to make sure you get those memories down super fast while they're still fresh in your mind - not to mention you have this cute little book to inspire you to get all those photos you might otherwise forget to take. Though I have to admit that's not so much my problem (as you can probably tell!). I take so many that I almost have to put them in a little mini album of their very own!
Doesn't this album just scream summer?! I can't get enough of this line. And I'll be sure to share the album again as soon as I get it filled up so you can see how quickly it came together.
Supplies: BasicGrey Lauderdale 6x6 pad, Olio rub-ons, alpha stickers, Pieces (die-cuts), brads
Other: Bazzill cardstock, paper bags, Fiskars border punch
Have a wonderful week! And be sure to check back soon. I have a special back to school giveaway coming up that you won't want to miss!