Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vacation to remember!

I'm back.

From where you say?

Back in front (odd choice of words) of my computer.  I have not sat here in weeks. 

September seemed to be a flash.  First the preparation for a family reunion held at our house.  Work, cooking, repeat!

Then I actually got away from it all for 5 wonderful days.  I have to warn you about the pictures to follow (several) but I have some that I need to share.  I'll try to be brief.

In years past, we always went to Seaside, Seagrove area in June, July or August.  Hot weather, hot sand, crowded beaches, crowded restaurants, slow traffic, fun, uh? 

I have a secret to let you in on........GO IN SEPTEMBER!  Temperatures in the low 80's, very few people on the beaches, no waiting at restaurants, NO TRAFFIC! 

  I enjoyed my morning coffee listening to the waves and watching the sunrise.

Later in the morning, we brought the chairs, etc and picked the perfect spot.....It was all ours for the choosing.

The beach was a perfect place for Lila to run about.  And run she did.  That girl played so hard all day jumping waves and running in and out of the water that she was more than ready to go to bed in the evening.
(I was too, ha)

Mr B got his toes in the sand for the first time.  He enjoyed nice long naps in the tent.  That ocean breeze does it every time.

My son in law did all of the cooking.  I think I fried some bacon one morning and that was the extent of it.
I always new he was good but never realized just how good til this week.  We had a shrimp boil one night that we loved so much he repeated it the next night.  He made fresh crab cakes (his Nana's recipe) that melted in your mouth.  Oh how  I love crab cakes!  When he didn't cook we partook of the happy hour specials: $5.00/dozen raw oysters!  Another love of mine.  OK, I'm ready to go back now!

One evening we had a mini photo shoot at sunset.  Just look at this sweet family.......

And since I have been accused of never putting a picture of me on here, I will share the girls shot.

This shot is one of my favorites.  It depicts the beauty and the solitude of my vacation.
Can you tell how much I enjoyed the week.   I needed it.  Thank you for letting Nanny join you on your getaway.

I leave you with a sunset that was so pretty it  didn't seem real.  I opened all of these shots on photo shop and thought wow, no edits needed!  The scenery spoke for itself.


Kay said...

Wow, Nanny! You are gorgeous and so is your family. I'm really glad you put your photo in this post.

These photos are absolutely breathtaking! Each one is professional looking and that last one should be framed and put up on a wall to be admired. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us.

Cloudia said...

great photos of a beautiful family!

Aloha from Honolulu,

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StitchinByTheLake said...

Fabulous pictures! And I know you're going to treasure the "girls picture." blessings, marlene

Betsy Brock said...

What wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing. Love that 3 lady shot!!!
And the solitude and beauty of that one...I had to 'pin' it! :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your photos are awesome! That last shot of the sunset is just stunning! You three ladies are so pretty, too. Looks like a fun and relaxing getaway...glad you had such a great time!

gigihawaii said...

You look so pretty with your daughter and granddaughter. Glad you had such a great time!

Grandmother said...

Sounds like a great getaway for you and your family. The photo of "the girls" is a treasure. I love the last two photos- gorgeous! Do you sell your photos?

Tricia Hays said...

Wonderful, beautiful, & looks to be a relaxing vacation! I LOVE these pics, esp the one w/ Mr B's toes in the sand, too cute, & that #7... Gorgeous!!!
The sky, the sand, the water... all very, very gorgeous!!! =) The sunset in the last image... you're absolutely right, no edits needed!!!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

OH SO beautiful! All the photos! The good vacation and food! WHAT JOY Nanny! You all look happy and lovely!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There are many "WOWS" on this post, Nanny! First of all you have a beautful family and your grandchildren are adorable, second is seeing your pretty face, third the magnificent and breathtaking scenery and your photogrpahs, and forth --$5 for a dozen oysters??? Give me more details about where you went and where you ate as I'd love to take this vacation one year very soon!

Solar Powered said...

Yep, I want to go back right now. It was perfect! Great post.

Mona said...

Nanny, it is so good to put a pretty face with your name....all of your pictures are is your family...and so glad you had such a wonderful vacation....glad you're back..

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Nanny!! I've had to check on you and Solar first thing... looks like such a wonderful time on the beach. Sure wish were were all there right now!! =) xoxo ~ tanna