October 1, 2009

week 24 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I've accepted Carin's challenge, as a Mom, to get back into the picture. The idea is that once a week you take a picture of yourself with one or more of your children. It's that simple. If you'd like you can post your picture on your blog. You can let me know you posted so I can check out your pics. You can check out my previous weeks or Click the button to add your name to the Mr. Linky. So, have fun!

I am still on vacation. So, I am posting pictures from this same week one year ago. When we were on vacation. Yes, we always take our vacation the same time each fall. Why? There is no one else there. That means it is quiet. We have a private beach to ourselves. We can rent our house for far less. It is still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. The Atlantic is still warm enough to swim (around 90 degrees). And because we home school we don't have to worry about the kids missing out on their studies. No matter what else we do through out the year, we always spend at least two weeks here every fall. It is our home away from home and my favorite place to visit. Disney is fun. But that is not restful. Here is my idea of vacation.

I love to fish. Which if funny since my husband does not. My kids love it too. The house we rent has a private dock attached to it leading off the back river. After nap time we are all gathered there dangling our feet and trying to catch something. I caught the first fish last year. I know he was small, but size doesn't matter in the game. Just so long as you get something on the hook. We always throw them back anyway.

Later, during our stay , the kids and I were sitting on the dock fishing when I had to run in the house for a minute. I propped my line. A short time later there was a ton of shouting and carrying on. I ran to the balcony of our bedroom and looked over. The kids said there was a fish on my line. And that, my friends, is how I caught a fish from the bathroom.

This next picture was Brianna's work. Every year she takes pictures of Allen and I on the beach. That hat my husband is wearing is his favorite and he never goes far without it. Most of my swimsuits are very similar and usually dark colors, too. The pictures always end up looking the same. Each year I frame one and set it on my bureau. When we returned from vacation in 2007 I put the annual picture on my bureau and noticed it looked exactly like the one from the year before.

Last year, I made a point of buying a bright colored swim suit. When Brianna asked to take our picture, we teased her about doing the same background and the same post every year for as long as we have been vacationing in this spot. To prove us wrong she spent about a half hour taking a ton of pictures.

Here are some of the better ones.

In the evenings we like to go to a nearby park (well the Island is only 2 square miles, everything is nearby) and play tennis while the children play on the equipment, roller skate or ride bikes. Elisabeth got very sick at the beginning of this trip, lost a boat load of weight and was out of sorts even at the end of the month. She spent a lot of time just sitting on my lap and cuddling. This was one of those moments.

Next week, I will be back with my regularly scheduled post featuring a tribute for Emma Rose's 10th birthday!


  1. Funny story about catching a fish from the bathroom...don't think too many people can say they've done that. Love the pics of you and your husband; nice that you've made it a tradition.

  2. I dunno-- that sounds like a fishy story to me :) Looks like a BEAUTIFUL place to vacation! Enjoy your last days!

  3. Love the fishy story. Great pictures of you with your precious love. Hope you are doing well. Have an awesome weekend.

    I finally got some awards posted at arise 2 write. Thank you for being so patient with me.


  4. Cute pictures. I used to love fishing. haven't done it in over a decade. Love the last picture of you and the kids in the swing...so cute.

  5. The pictures look wonderful Kat! Looks like you had a ball last year, and I am sure you are having a ball this year...can't wait till you get back.

  6. Kat,

    All of your pictures look amazing! You are so beautiful and I love the color of your hair! Just like the sun kissed it with highlights throughout.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful and treasured moments of vacations past!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  7. Oh I bet you are having a wonderful time. Certainly a huge plus to homeschooling, you can go without the crowds =) I love the way you are looking at your hubby in that pic. that swing looks so nice and relaxing. sorry she wasn't feeling good last summer. Have a great time!

  8. What a great bunch of photos! That suit color looks great on you. There are lots of couple pictures out there this week, making me wish I had one to post. Maybe next time...

  9. What a awesome post full of fun fun fun and beautiful faces =)

  10. I am still totally cracking up about you catching a fish from the bathroom!

    And those pictures of you and hubby are great!

    That swing is AMAZING! What I wouldn't have given for one of those when Itty Bit was a baby. He loved to swing and that would have been perfect. Love the snuggly moment!

  11. Hope you're having a fabulous vacation this time around. I can NOT believe you are organized enough to have all these blogs set to post on scheduled dates. You are GOOOOOOD!

    ♥ Erica