Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Where did he go?

Camping! And more camping. And swimming and kayaking and basking in the sun. And don't forget sleeping late. And napping. And eating tons of good food off the grill. And reading. And a bit of mini golf.

And then I started over and did it all again!

The best photos definitely come from the lake. The early morning trips on the kayak when the lake and campground is quiet. There might be a few columns of smoke up in the trees from someone cooking breakfast over a morning fire. But other than that...peace and quiet on the lake in the early morning.

And when I go out later in the day, Daughter14 is always eager to
jump in the other kayak and go along for a paddle. The rest of the family prefers a more leisurely ride in the paddle boat.

So what's next on the schedule? Well I gotta come around and visit your blogs...see what has been going on.

And we've gotta do a little work around the house and a bit of back to school shopping. Which seems so wrong cause school has barely ended and now we are buying backpacks and new clothes for the upcoming year. Too fast!!

And then, in just ten days, we'll be leaving for our family vacation. Now what makes this one so special? Because we have not taken a real family vacation in fourteen years. Yep, 14. My work schedule wasn't conducive to it. And sometimes we just couldn't afford it. And the reality of a kid with special needs is that it can be very difficult to travel, stay in hotels, deal with unpredictable schedules, etc.

But this time, we are out of here! We'll be heading to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and all the kids are coming along and we can hardly wait!

But for now...home for a few days...and I'll be around to visit soon!


Jazz said...


furiousBall said...

perfect. love seeing people being happy. needed this.

Anonymous said...

The Outer Banks are awesome. I hope you have a wonderful time. And I love the picture of that turtle.

Summer is just flying by. That is so sad.

Kati said...

Ooooooh, I'm so jealous!!! It looks like y'all have had a lovely time with the camping and outdoor fun. I hope your fam. vacation goes without a hitch and y'all have a blast!

VioletSky said...

My turtle is saying: you never take me places like that for summer hols.

Sounds like just what you need.

creative-type dad said...

Wow... 14 years is a long time.

Enjoy it!

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Rachel said...

cute pictures!

Julia said...

This post makes me very jealous. Sounds like you're having a lot of fun!

whimsical brainpan said...

I'm glad you've gotten to test out your kayak. :-)

Have a great vacation Em! You'll love the Outer Banks.

Anonymous said...

All perfect summer activities. Our summer is nearly done, although I plan to be on a lake this weekend.

Have a great time in NC - I have some good memories from Duck.

Big Brother said...

Good for you, have a nice family vacation... the kids grow up so fast that it's important to do things together. I'm sure that daughter14 will remember going kayaking with her dad for a long time. :o)