Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Post Beach Report

Oh, the beauty! Oh, the bliss! Oh, the bummer of it coming to an end. We had such an amazing time in Ocean Isle, and if you follow my facebook you should know that we stretched "Naked Friday" over several days. =)

As a mom of five there is something completely liberating about sitting in the bed with my hubby, munching chocolates, sipping a Mojito, and watching 80's music videos on television at 2 o'clock in the afternoon completely nude. I never once had to wonder if a little person was going to run into the room and a) steal my chocolates b) change the channel to another rerun of Hannah Montana or c) scream in horror and require years of therapy. Freedom! Divine freedom!

Here are some pictures and commentary from the trip (no, silly, not those pictures):

Last time it snowed at Ocean Isle was 10 years ago. Very cool timing!

Looked like the waves were coming from both directions.

Snowy seashells

Snow-beach bunnies.

Whimsy meets irony.

No tan lines for Tim!

Last year the sign said "Out for Business."

We didn't expect them to top that but they did.

Considered putting a new countdown clock here but that would just be too depressing. Perhaps it should become a bi-annual Ocean Isle retreat. hmmmm.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Countdown Is On

In exactly 97 hours, 35 minutes, and 16 seconds (yeah, I made up the seconds part) Tim and I will be heading to our Third Annual Ocean Isle Retreat Weekend! (2008 here and here, 2009 here, here, and here.)

Childcare is in place. The reservations were made MONTHS ago. A bottle of muscadine wine, a couple of good books, and only enough clothing necessary for short public appearances will be packed up by mid-week and ready to go.

If you hear the sound of tires peeling out of the driveway Friday afternoon...assume it's us! =)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Peeps on Parade

Random Snow Pictures

Little people. Big world.

The only thing bigger than her attitude...
is her hair!

You've seen Elf? Snowball fights are serious business to Nathan.

She wouldn't dare!

Oh, and this one is a bonus.
We are relieved to know that if the budget ever gets too low,
Bella can totally work a Target bag!