Timmy's only full week off this year was the week of July 4th. Needless to say traffic was a little nutty. But where we stay now, on Lewes Street, it still feels like no one is there. I DO NOT like a crowded beach. Ocean City is not my thing. We are the only rental house on the street. All the other homes are privately owned by super rich people. Mattie, Sarah and I sit around and talk about what they must do to own those homes. We decided they work in finance and are CEO's of something or other. We noticed that two of the husbands were gone during the week and then back on Friday. Obviously they were working all week while the moms and kids stayed at the beach. We did find out, thanks to Pat that one of the homes is owned by the dean of Salisbury.
We had a new addition to our beach family this year. Baby Wyatt Dorsey Burns. Bekah and Logan and Wyatt joined us last minute. They were in town from Denver and the day before they were scheduled to fly home I told them they should change their flight and come to the beach with us. And so the Burns and Gaeng families shared the downstairs master for the week.
Uncle Pat is always up for some good fun playtime!
Uncle Jason with Caleb and Jamie. They're not as far out as they look.
Aunt Melina with her extra appendage, her Kindle.
Violet and her beloved Grandaddy.
I know, it looks like she put makeup on to come out to the beach, but thats just how she looks all the time. :)
4th of July. Of course they all had matching bathing suits thanks to Aunt Gail.
Finally got everyone smiling here!
Later on that night. For whatever reason I forgot to take pictures of the Gaeng family matching mickey 4th of July shirts. They were super cute!
Our bonfire night!!!! It was supposed to the 4th, but we got rained out. It was beautiful weather the night we had it. Lots of weird discussions. I guess thats what you get when you throw a Phd into the mix. ;)
Jamie with "hot dad" in the background. I love me a boy with longish curly hair! Yummy! I remember being out somewhere and talking to Britt and Bekah about the "hot dads" we would see. Now I have one of my own!
Oh my word, apparently I came to the beach too!
Clearly I find s'more making quite sassy.
Jamie and GaGa just after he gave her a good lick in the face.
Bekah, baby and the Phd join the party. Love you Lo Lo!!!!
Poor Caleb passed out before the party started!
A good time was had by all. It wouldn't be a family vacation without a little drama in the mix, but at the end of it all I think we would agree we wouldn't have any other way!!!!!
This year's attendees:
and Aunt Sherry, Richard, Wendy, Mary and Haven came by for a visit one night too!
We missed my dad this year, but Tatie bug is getting quite old and can't be left with a baby sitter. We are exceedingly grateful to him for providing such a beautiful house for the week! Love you Daddy!