Friday, August 5, 2011

Dear Blog

Tap, tap, tap... is this thing on?

Um... hi! Yup, it's me! I'm back! Er... yeah. Sorry about that! We're just back from our first EVER honest-to-goodness family vacation, and I totally meant to post before we left, but... well... time kinda got away from me. Does it help at all if I tell you I really missed you? You were never far from my thoughts, Blog. Every day, each time I'd grab my camera, I'd think "Gotta get some pictures for The Blog!"

In fact... I've been selecting, editing and cropping my fingertips to a frazzle for the past 2 hours, all in preparation for sharing the highlights of our vacation with you, Blog. See? I'm really not all that bad. Still love me?

Where'd we run off to, you may be wondering? Well, we spent a lovely (though frickin' HOT) week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, enjoying the beach, the ocean, the seashells, the pool, and each other (most of the time, heh). We've never really been AWAY with the kids before, and with everything our family has been through this year, we figured we were more than due for some fun in the sun. Plus, it was Émilie's birthday this week! Yup, the Little Miss turned seven on Wednesday. SEVEN! I keep asking her to stop growing older, because she's only dragging me down with her and I don't like it at ALL, but darnit, she just won't. Whaddaya gonna do, right?

Rather than give you a play by play of the week, here are a few highlights, photo essay style.

Good times, people. Y'all shoulda been there.

Happy Knitting, Everyone!


Dawn said...

Of course I still love you ;) You visited Myrtle Beach during Shark Week??? Looks like you all survived!

Dad said...

Loved the B&W of you and Maxim! Absolutely blown away by my beautiful grand daughter with her butterfly makeup - she is truly beautiful. The evocative one shot from behind the kids was a "sigher" as well - so let's add this up...Knits, quilts, blogs, mother, wife and photographer of some repute - how much talent can one girl have. Love You Dad.

Alrischa said...

What a cutie pair of kids you have! Hard to imagine that they're Ever Naughty! :)

sapphireblue said...

Awww! Looks like you had a great time!

Sinéad said...

Gorgeous photos, looks like you had a great time! Glad you all enjoyed it, you deserved a holiday.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Myrtle beach looks like it rocked! Did you get to touch anything at the aquarium? At the Toronto zoo last week we petted some sting rays. Pretty awesome. There were baby sharks in the tank too!

Looks like you had a great time - and we missed you too!