Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

Monday, July 25, 2011

Greetings from Ocean City, NJ

                       We are having a great time in sunny New Jersey...my old stomping grounds.

The crowded beaches...

 ...the boardwalk with all of my favorite treats like chocolate covered salt water paddles and the world's best caramel corn.  So many wonderful memories of growing up going 'to the shore'! 

Thanks to friends of my parents, we are able to spend a week here allowing our children to get a taste of some of my Northern heritage.

We're enjoying hanging out on the beach,

drying off after catching a few waves,

digging holes and then...

...sitting in them,

strolling on the beach at dusk,

keeping little one out of the water (at dusk) so she doesn't end up as shark food,

contemplating surfing,

but mostly just being thankful for this time away with family, and of course, wishing my Dad was here with us.

More to come...


  1. I LOVE Ocean City! We live just outside of Philly so we go often. I hope you guys were not too affected by the crazy storms that rolled through there yesterday. Have a wonderful Vacation!

  2. Greetings from Apex!
    A lot cooler here today...hope the nicer air heads your way. Looks like fun! I wouldn't mind some of that red, white and blue ice cream:)

  3. Looks like you guys are having a lot of fun! I didn't realize you guys were going to Ocean City. Chris asked and I told him you went to Myrtle Beach. Goes to show how much I know!

    Have fun and enjoy your time with your Mom. Next time I go to the Hall of Fame I'll have to call and invite her to come along. I LOVE that she is a Yankee fan! She rocks!!!

  4. Looks like a lot of fun! I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of your Dad. I bet your Mom is so thankful to have you all there.

  5. Looks like so much fun, enjoy the rest of your trip with your beautiful family!!

  6. Looks like so much fun and ya know....it's not THAT far from Massachusetts...You could just swing by on your way home. It's not far out of your way. :)

  7. I love the beach pictures. There's nothing like a family vacation to the beach, the sights, sounds, and smells. It invigorates the senses. Hey, Nadia looks like she's doing some yoga on the surfboard. Namaste!!!

  8. did you know that I grew up going to Ocean City, too?!? LOVE the boardwalk!! Memories for me, too. Happy you're having a great time! We head to FL on Friday!