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Seashells and Sand

September 23, 2011

We had our first family vacation in three years a week ago. We went to Ocean City, NJ. We’d never been there before and we enjoyed our time so much. Unfortunately, the kids all got Hand Foot and Mouth disease while we were there. But thankfully, we were still able to still make memories, relax, and get lots of reading done.

The beach was awesome. The sand was as soft as powder and shells were all over the sand waiting to be discovered by little eager hands. The boys loved going on our “night hikes” when we went out after supper to find the shells that had come up in high tide.


We had delicious donuts–made to order while you wait–at Browns on the boardwalk, which we enjoyed while watching the surfers.

The boys were excited to see a Baleen whale jaw at the Cape May Lighthouse.

And we climbed up to the top of the lighthouse, which happens to still be used today.

The Cape May Zoo was another fun adventure.

What is it with Episcopal churches? The architecture is always unique and grounds are often beautiful.
And this was our place for the week. We had an apartment over the main level. It was perfect for us and just a block from the beach!
Can’t wait until next year!
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9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2011 10:49 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! Loved the night time moon shot. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  2. September 24, 2011 12:25 am

    nice !

  3. September 24, 2011 6:14 am

    omigoodness, I don’t blame you! Beautiful! I went to the Ocean City beach once, at the end of a wedding – I remember that moon. But I didn’t begin to do it justice as you did! GORGEOUS.

    I hope the kids are recovering okay – what a strange way to spend a vacation!

  4. September 24, 2011 9:15 am

    what a beautiful spot for a late summer getaway! i love, love, love that shot of the moon reflected in the blue water – so pretty!!!

  5. Joyce Eller permalink
    September 24, 2011 1:51 pm

    Oh so much fun! Love the pictures of you & the kids, and Josh & the boys! I also love the dark moon over the ocean picture. How did you take that one? Guess I need a better camera – someday maybe…
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful, thoughtful pictures and thoughts.

  6. September 24, 2011 6:19 pm

    Your photo and words warmed my heart and made me smile. What a beautiful family and lovely time you had. Thanks for sharing.

  7. anne permalink
    September 27, 2011 2:27 pm

    what great memories made! Love all the pictures πŸ™‚

  8. September 28, 2011 12:04 pm

    Great pictures! I love the one of you and Sophia. πŸ™‚

  9. October 5, 2011 12:07 pm

    I love Ocean City, NJ for the memories… It’s where my family vacationed almost every year for a week, until I was 12. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you guys enjoyed it!

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