Saturday, July 25, 2009


We are finally in North Carolina and it is beautiful. It took 12 hours to get here and we are all exhausted. We left at 3:00 A.M. this morning which was difficult for all of us but we slept a good portion of the trip. Halainah handled the car trip better than I could have ever hoped for. She slept most of the trip and the times she was up she either colored or watched Ni Hao Kai Lan. 11 hours into the trip she got car sick and we had to quickly pull over to the side of the road. She was a mess and the car was a mess. But within 15 minutes we had her changed and the car cleaned and back into the car seat she went. She was happy the rest of the trip. We could have done without the hurl fest but hey...watcha gonna do. I can't blame the poor thing being bounced around in a car for 11 hours.

The house that we are staying at is gorgeous. It has 4 levels, 4 bedrooms each with their own bathrooms and a loft, a hot tub and an in-ground swimming pool. We are simply in heaven. Everyone except for myself had crabs with old bay for dinner, tons and tons of crabs. We are right on the water and have our own dock on the bay side. The salt air feels so good. Tomorrow morning we are heading to the beach. This will be Halainah's first time to feel the beach sand between her toes and the waves crashing at her feet. I can't wait to see the expression on her face. This beach life is simply the best.

I don't have many pics from today since most of it was spent in the car...but I do have a few!

Love to all from beautiful North Carolina!

1 of a few bridges we crossed on our 12 hour trip!

Crabs for dinner!

Sitting around the table for hours eating the crabs.

The view from our loft...simply breathtaking!

Halainah ran around the entire upstairs for hours. She had a lot of energy to burn after being in the car for so long!


Courtney said...

So glad the trip was uneventful for the most part. Have a great time at the beach today!