Monday, August 29, 2016

The Beach, A Blate and Bye-Bye Summer Vacay

And the end of summer vacation is now officially here. The start of another school year is upon us, and I already have a crazy parent meeting on Tuesday morning. Nothing like jumping back in full swing, eh?

On the other side of all of that were the highlights of my last weekend of summer vacation, at the beach, which included:
~An easy drive up on Thursday afternoon where we arrived, dropped our bags, and then immediately left for a fishing boat adventure with my MIL, FIL, and one SIL and her two kids and husband
~We all tried our hand at fishing, but when that was proving fruitless my MIL, SIL and I sat back and enjoyed catching up while the sun was setting around us on the water
~We got back to the house, had dinner all together, and celebrated my in-laws' anniversary and played cards with my MIL and FIL and MG

~Friday we woke up to my other SIL and her family's arrival, so the gang was all together again.

~It was hot hot hot, even on the beach and lots of time was spent huddled under the umbrella to try and beat the heat

~Ordered Prep's pizza, ate mint chocolate chip water ice for dessert (sooooo good) and then later in the night, re-watched a couple episodes of Stranger Things since our family had just gotten started on it before we got there and were obsessed (still good).

~Saturday morning was a beach blate with Stephanie! After missing each other the first week we were at the shore, I was glad we were able to get together for some coffee and donuts, and lots of chatting! And of course we took photos!
It was so fun to finally meet in person! I can't wait for next summer's blog-date :)
~Saturday's temps were WAY more pleasant than Friday's so we got to the beach right after lunch and stayed for several hours, enjoying the beach while reading and enjoying the breeze and the last beach day of the season for us.

~We cooked up crabs for dinner that my BIL and the nieces caught earlier that day on a crabbing trip!
~That night my one SIL and I went to the boardwalk with the kids and watched them on the rides (I went out with no make up and whatever humidity that was in the air, made its way to my hair so forgive that here):
~We came back to the house and watched Serendipity with my MIL, SIL and niece since none of them had seen it #travesty

~Sunday it was up early to pack up and hit the road to beat traffic and we scooped Coop up on our way home, ran into a friend while getting our groceries then headed home to unpack, do laundry and get ready for the new school year.

~We finally got HBO back and started watching the rest of the last season of Game of Thrones to get caught up, and had those yummy jalapeƱo monterrey jack cheese burgers made on the grill at home again

~Watched some RHONJ and then got ready for bed....

...and today starts my 10th year working in the schools--where the heck has time gone to?? Hoping this year is the best one yet!
Hope your weekend was fun and relaxing like ours was!

31 comments:

  1. Hope you have a great first day! A weekend at the beach with family sounds like the perfect end to summer!

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  2. What a perfect way to cap off your summer and I'm drooling over the crabs that you guys ate - there were so many!! Good luck with your first few days back! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Looks like you had a blast! Glad the temperature cooled down a bit! That picture of the sun setting over the bridge and water is so pretty!

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  4. That sounds like such a fun last weekend of summer! I love the beach! Good luck tomorrow, friend! xoxo

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  5. Looks like a very fun weekend. I those crabs were amazing! Happy 10 year anniversary! Good luck on your first day (and on your crazy parent meeting)...

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  6. What a fabulous way to cap off the summer, and YAY for meeting up with Steph! Have an amazing first week back <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. Such a fun weekend! All of those crabs, wow! Looks like you guys ate good :) And yay for meeting up with Steph! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. Sounds like a blast! What a great last summer weekend! 10 YEARS!!! Holy moly! Go you! It will be so weird when it's my 10 year anniversary! That's a big milestone! :) Hope the first week goes smoothly for you!

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  9. sounds like an amazing weekend and then some! yay for blates and beach time! good luck with your first week of school! how did the summer fly by i'll never know :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  10. What a great long weekend at the beach! Good luck with school this week! :)

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  11. Oh my word-- your beach weekends make me so jealous! Looks like such good family time!! Hope today you can ease into the school year! xoxo, R

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  12. Hope you have a great school year!!! Serendipity...love that movie!

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  13. Such a fun last weekend of vacation for you! Good luck at your first week back. :)

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  14. Oh my gosh, all the crab! I love crab legs. This looks awesome! Isn't it so fun finally meeting other bloggers in person?!

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  15. 10 years - you go girl!! So glad yall had a wonderful beach trip!! Hope this week goes well!

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  16. Oh my goodness, look at all those crabs...YUM and I just love all your family pictures, such sweet faces! Here's wishing you the best school year to celebrate a decade and education!

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  17. I am always sans makeup with hair that looks like a planet at the shore...I think it's the look down there. hahaha So glad we met up, can't wait to do it again next summer!

    They did great crabbing!

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  18. Good luck with your first week!! You got this, girl. I love that you got to meet up with Stephanie. Seeing photos of bloggers together just makes my heart so happy!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  19. So much fun that you got to meet a blogging buddy! I would LOVE to meet some of mine! And dang, I can't believe that there are people out there who've never seen Serendipity. It's one of my faves of all time. Hubs and I watch it every December during the Christmas season. It makes me so happy!

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  20. So many kiddos here are already back to school! Crazy! 10 years working with kids..! Amazing! I've worked with kids for many years too. Such a rewarding career! We appreciate teachers dedicated like you! Lola like you enjoyed your time! Hope the meeting goes smoothly! Xo

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  21. What a fun weekend!! Glad you got to get away and relax some! Xo

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  22. you met up with Steph!! awesome. Sounds like a fun vacay; I love chilling on water watching the sun and water :)

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  23. I hope you had a great first day back! And can I say that your skin looks flawless and you don't need make up at all! I understand the humidity + hair. That's Alabama weather all summer long!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  24. Sounds like a fun weekend. Look at all those crabs. How cool is it to catch your own crabs. I would love to do that.

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  25. You had such a great weekend! :) Here is to a great school year!

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  26. Congrats on reaching that 10 year milestone! I think the same thing about my career and where does the time go? Sounds like an amazing way to spend your last weekend before you're back to work and I love that you got to meet up with Steph! Always love seeing bloggers finally meet in person...I'm sure you two had a blast.

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  27. Blates are the best... especially when donuts are involved!! Hope your first day back goes smoothly tomorrow!

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  28. Sounds like an awesome time! Aren't Blates the best!?!? I'm totally going to miss summer!

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  29. Yeah for blog dates!!!! They are always so much fun right? I still cannot believe that it is the end of August already!

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  30. I understand the need for makeup #dontweall but you look gorgeous without!!

    Hope your first day back was a good one.

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  31. Blate? I've been thinking of you and your embryo babies!

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