Okay…I am very late on this blog post, but I have been extremely busy with my other writings and have had to put my site on-hold for awhile. I know that a lot of you have been waiting to hear about our August vacation, so I’ll start by saying that it was a blast! We went to Ocean City, Maryland, with 6 other families and let me tell you…it’s was nuts! There were 14 adults and 15 kids…pretty scary, huh?! How do kids always find a way to outnumber you?!
The majority of us followed each other down and that made the trip go so much faster! It was funny watching 5 vehicles trying to stay together and keep up with each other as we raced to get there — staying within the speed limit at all times, of course 😉 As soon as we got to our hotel and unloaded our cars in the 90 degree heat, we all decided that the unpacking could wait because there was some major celebrating that needed to take place at the rooftop pool! But, of course, we had to have a pillow fight first…
And celebrate…we did!! The bar was definitely set high for the rest of the week, but we managed to make each day even more fun the last!!
Our kids range in age from 3 (that’s my Grady) to 17 years old! It worked-out great for those of us that had the younger ones because the teenagers were recruited to help out — whether they wanted to or not! Just kidding (sort of…haha)…there are actually two girls in the bunch, Elise and Ashley, that were a HUGE help with the toddlers and Mark and I could have never had as much fun as we did without them helping out! For all of the parents reading this, you know how stressful it is to go on vacation and cram your whole family into 1 room for a week! It makes for cranky kiddos and a cranky mom and dad…so, that is what I mean when I say how much we truly appreciated everything that Elise and Ashley did for us that week!
Our entire time there was filled with lots of rest, drinks, relaxation, drinks, good times, drinks and then a few more drinks! We even managed to fit in wiffle ball and volleyball games — in which I must say that the adults definitely won 😉 Instead of going on and on about everything we did, I’ll let the pictures do the talking!
And what vacation would be complete without making the kids do things that they don’t want to do….like posing for corny pictures to amuse us parents!!
And I can’t forget pictures from our family surrey ride that the kids always have us do and then Mark and I (meaning…ME) can’t walk for the rest of the week after pedaling the thing!
I will finally end this long post by saying this…We are all a close group friends who spend a lot of time with one another, so I was worried about all of us being together for so long without a significant break and figured that by the end of the week, we would all be ready to smack each other upside the head. I am happy to say that my worries never came to be and nobody left with a black eye or missing teeth…now that’s true friendship!