Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I could get used to this life...the vacation life in North Carolina. I just got out of the hot tub after enjoying some good company with my cousins and jumped into the outside shower. There is something that is just so refreshing about an outside shower. I feel rejuvenated and so refreshed.

Today was a low key sort of day. Tony, Halainah, my cousins Billy, Alyssa and I took a long drive to Walmart to check some things out. The Walmart was not impressive by any means here, it was very small. But it was humorous to us that whether we are in Jersey or North Carolina we still get stopped by many people. I think it was 5 or so comments today in Walmart about Halainah. But I do have to say that all of the locals here are very sweet and kind. One older man said, "she looks just like a beautiful doll. Y'all are so lucky to have each other." Tony and I said thank you than just laughed as we walked away saying to each other that it doesn't matter where we are. After Walmart we headed home and stopped at a Brew Thru. Ever been to one? It is a drive thru place to buy drinks...and you can buy a t-shirt if you want. But it literally had about 20 of those glass refrigerators that hold drinks. You drive up, tell them what you want, they bring it to you and you pay and drive thru...pretty neat.

It was another night of eating crabs for hours with family that gathered around the dinner table. I ate chicken of course. Tony hasn't had this much seafood...ever. But before we ate we went for a ride in Billy's boat...tons of fun. The bay is very shallow where we are staying so it took us a long time to get the boat out and back in. But it was well worth it once we were able to get going. I love being in the middle of the ocean with nothing but water all's just so peaceful. Tomorrow is another beach day which is now Halainah's favorite kind of day.

I don't have many pics of today since I know most of you don't want to see the inside of a Walmart...but I have a few to share.

Thanks for following us on our vacation in North Carolina!

This is a view from the kitchen. The water here is so shallow so it was hard to get the boat in and out!

A little rainbow that we caught before pretty!

Cousins, CJ, Mikey and Halainah. Halainah loves to play with both of her cousins and they are so good with her.

Cousins, Alyssa and buddies!

Nonna and Aunt Bonnie made fresh peas from the garden. Halainah LOVES them! You can see one on her chin!

Sitting around the dinner table eating crabs for hours with family!

Halainah couldn't sit for hours...hence her...get me outta here look!

Fine dining!

Much Love To All!!


Andrea said...

GAH! I'm jealous of your vacation. We were just talking tonight about how we want to take a vacation. My husband took all of his time off when I was on bed rest and our second daughter came early. But NEXT year...we're going. I LOVE the beach!

Amy said...

Looks like you guys are having a wonderful time. ENJOY!!!


Courtney said...

I am so glad you guys are having such a great time. I love the beach, and its relaxing feel.

Gardenia said...

reading your post and seeing your pics makes me sigh, oh I need a vacation too. vacations with family around are the best I say. Love the pics of your little one in the high chair and with her cousins.

Anonymous said...

GREAT PICS! So glad you are enjoying yourselves!