Monday, September 1, 2008

27 Beachside

So this past week, after two years of being apart, my family was finally back together!  My oldest brother and his family are back from China and my youngest brother is back from Brazil. My parents got a beach house in Rhode Island and for a week we hung out, went to the beach, ate fantastic food and saw old friends.  We used to go to Rhode Island when we were growing up in CT so it was really fun to all be together there since it had been a while since we have all have been home one the east coast together.

We were all SO white...I guess that is what happens when you have a real job and never see the sun.  My brother, Jayce, who just got home from his mission in Brazil (he had been there for the past 2 years) kept commenting on how white I was and for some of you who knew me well in the past I did have a bit of a tanning addiction, so he was especially surprised to see that I really am Caucasian!

Some of my favorite things about the beach: the smell in the air, the soft warm sand on your toes, the waves, ice cream after a hot day, falling asleep in the sun and of course burying people in the sand.

Jayce and I dug a hole and little Carson climbed right in!  Then Carson and Kendall had some fun in the sand with their Uncle Eli...
Kendall is a little water baby!  Boogie boarding was the highlight at the beach, little did Eli know that he married the all time best boogie boarder in the world!  Really...I am good :)
For those of you who know how much I hate birds after the goose "incident" here is a picture of Carson running around chasing all the seagulls away from her Aunt Jen.  She loved to chase them away and I loved her for keeping those disease infested disgusting flying pieces of poop away from me!  My brother also found a blue crab on the beach, the coloring was beautiful.
Eli and Kendall after dinner one night, you can faintly see one of the lighthouses in the background that the east is famous for.  RI is just a gorgeous place, we love it!
Kendall has a hard time keeping her shirt on while we mini golf :)
On one of our last nights in RI we went to one of our favorite restaurants, The Coast Guard House.  It is right on the water and we had some of the most delicious seafood the east has to offer.
I realized this is the only picture I have of everyone!
We had such a fantastic time just getting away from work and school.  Now Eli starts his second year of law school and I return to my role as "sugar momma" as Eli likes to put it.  Here's to you Mom & Dad thank you for a wonderful vacation!  Long live summer!! 


Leslie and Dave said...

That looks like the perfect vacation. I love the east!

Becky said...

Fun times! I too hate fowl after the goose incident! ;)

Gretchen said...

So fun! I'm glad you were all able to spend some time together!

The Cliftens said...

Ahhh..the goose story. :) Looks like so much fun. Geez.I haven't seen your sis in forever. She is so cute..tell her hi for me!

Chris, Erica, Avva, & Alle Kinnersley said...

What a great vacation. I am so glad I found your blog- now I can keep in touch with you better.

Unknown said...

That looks like so much fun! You look great...I loved seeing all these pictures!

We really miss you guys...can you believe I've never been to the east coast! Maybe the time has finally come!

Let me know if you are planning on being out this direction this year sometime...we would love to see you! (I think when you called before I was in the transition to a new phone so I didn't get the message until it was too late!) ya tons...tell Eli hi from us!

Rochelle said...

ahhh! That sounds so amazing! I know how much you love those birds...and evidentaly they love you too. Hope you had a great time in NYC this weekend. I want to hear about it! And, your neices, so cute. You look the same! So beautiful. And Eli looks pretty good too ;) Lets talk soon. Oh and love that you went to the concert! Looks like a blast...side show bob!!!