Monday, August 9, 2010

Virginia Beach

We are back from vacation! Our vacation lead us to Virginia Beach this year and we loved it!! Almost every summer for as long as I can remember we have gone to the Jersey Shore, but I have to say that I really liked VB so much more. It is twice the drive, but well worth it! I know that I was raised in NJ and that is where I should hold my loyalty, but maybe since I was born in VA...it's all good! : )

I took hundreds of pictures and all though it may seem like I put them all in this post, I worked hard to narrow down some of my favorites. You may just see one of these on our Christmas card this year, but since I could not choose a favorite...

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So, my Mamarazzi tendencies are rubbing off. ha! Dave was using my point and shoot to take pics while I was getting the kids to pose.
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and Ella was behind the lens for this pic. She asked me several times if she could take pics, which of course I allow her. It's always fun to see what shots she gets.
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We stayed at the Sunspree Resort and it was awesome!! It is right on the beach, so we had two balconies off our suite that we could sit out and watch/listen to the ocean. Talk about peaceful. We would leave the sliding door open at night and go to sleep listening to the waves. Since we were so close to the ocean, we would go back and forth between the ocean and the pools each day. The hotel had three pools and an indoor movie theater. There were water slides and lazy rivers. They also had Splash Camp for the kids that was open from 9-8 every day. It is set up to provide childcare free of charge....but not just a toy room. They had planned activities all through the day. You can drop your kids off anytime as many times a day as you would like. The girls loved it! We only took them for an hour or two each day. You do have to stay on the property while your kids are there, but it is perfect if you just want some quiet adult time. Say, you would like to sit at the pool with your favorite book and a drink....in quiet. I would never do something like that....





just sayin' : )
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Each night on the boardwalk, there was free entertainment. They work hard at making sure that you enjoy your stay at VB! There was a band everynight, fireworks twice a week and many more things. On the last night, we were fortunate enough to have the Billy Joel tribute band perform live! They were awesome and I found it funny how I can't remember what day of the week it is, BUT I remembered every word of every one of his songs that I listened to back in the day!
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Thanks for letting us share our pics with you! Enjoy the rest of your summer, my friends and BE BLESSED!!!!
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Fun

My loooong overdue update. : ) We went to Camel Beach water park today and while I was uploading all of the pics I took, I found many more that never even left my camera! I am so behind with my pictures. So, first...these were from today. Our neighbor gave us FREE tickets to go here....how nice is that?!


These two gals are so perfect for one another. God sure had a plan when He made them forever sisters! Sophie has no fear and will try anything(not always a good thing!) and Ella is my cautious one....thinking everything out and sometimes timid. These girls balance one another out...perfectly!
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The cool one in the family...well, that is what he keeps telling us, anyway. hehe!
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Wave pool....waves just like the ocean. See the sky in the background....beautiful day!
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"Hey, Mom....let me tell you how to drive this thing".
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Loved this pic...I am guessing by looking at it, that Ba Ba thought he was being clever and had just bumped into us. I must have been saying "Hey, now"" and Sophie is obviously flabbergasted by her Daddy's actions. lol!
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Chillin
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and now, while I am at it....a few more pics that I found from in my camera....

A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of spending the day with Malia and her family at Lake Tobias and then for some swimming fun at their house!
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We were very near Hershey Park, so on the way home we stopped at Chocolate World for that yummy smelling tour, because if you know my Ella.....
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you know how she LOVES her chocolate!!!
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and she thought the Chocolate World was the best place she has ever visited. She was in Heaven! lol!
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the song on my blog was put there a while back when I had every intention of putting some pics up from June's dance recital, but you know how that goes. Better late than never. This song was not one of the girls' dance songs, but another class danced to it and it became one of their favorites.
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Soooo proud of my precious ballerinas!!!
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thanks for letting me share so many pics with you...hope you are all having a wonderful summer!!! Vacation is coming soon for us....yay!

 
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