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VACATION FROM COOKING: VIRGINIA BEACH VACATION 
 
Aug. 21, 2009 7:49 pm 
Updated: Aug. 22, 2009 12:52 pm
Tons of fun in the sun! Mommy needed a vacation from cooking so my family went to Virginia Beach to go spend some much needed R&R from jamming and the upcoming canning/blanching sessions provided by my garden. Our last vacation was May 2007 to Florida's Cocoa Beach and Disney World so its been a while. We (I mean I) started driving at 10:00PM Monday evening. The plan was to leave earlier but the Army kept husand busy Monday so we couldn't leave Monday afternoon. So, our new plan was to leave at night to wake up to a sunrise on the beach.
 
DAY 1:
AS YOU CAN TELL, I MISSED THE SUNRISE ON THE BEACH BY ABOUT AN HOUR

FREAKY UNDERWATER TUNNEL

UNHEALTHY SANDY DOUGHNUT BREAKFAST ON THE BEACH

GREEDY SEAGULL SAYING, "GIVE ME YOUR DOUGHNUTS!"

JELLY FISH

LINDSAY'S FIRST REACTION TO THE WAVES

JOSCELINE IN A SANDY HOLE

OUR BEACH SET UP

PLUS OUR UMBRELLA RENTAL

FORT STORY BEACH VIEW
WE WERE SUPPOSE TO GO ON THE VIRGINIA BEACH STRIP BUT DECIDED TO GO TO FORT STORY'S PRIVATE MILITARY BEACH BECAUSE IT WAS LESS CROWDED AND CLEANER. ALSO, WE HAD ABOUT 10 DOLPHINS SWIM CLOSE TO US ON THE FIRST DAY. I COULDN'T GET A GOOD PICTURE THOUGH.

LINDSAY'S CASTLE THAT SHE KEPT GODZILLA-ING WITH HER HANDS

BOAT RIDE
POOPED OUT

DAY 2: KIDLETS PLAYING NICE

SMALL WAVES

LINDSAY SPLASHING WATER

"MOMMY. WHY IS THIS SAND WET AND MY SANDBOX SAND ISN'T?"

JOSCELINE & WAVES

SAND RIPPLES

MORE GREEDY SEAGULLS

DEAD STING RAY ON THE BEACH

TRYING TO BURY DADDY IN THE SAND

BURYING LINDSAY IN THE SAND

MOMMY'S SAND HOLE POOL

DAY 3: BUSCH GARDENS
WE DECIDED TO STOP HERE FOR A COUPLE HOURS ON THE WAY BACK HOME. ADMISSIONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY WAS FREE AND WE ALL KNOW MOMMIES LOVE FREE STUFF.

JOSCELINE SMILING PRETTY WITH BERT AND ERNIE
LINDSAY HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE TO DADDY

JOSCELINE SMILING PRETTY WITH BIG BIRD
LINDSAY THINKING, "BOY! THAT'S ONE BIG BIRD!"

JOSCELINE ON KIDDIE BOAT RIDE

DADDY AND LINDSAY ON KIDDIE BOAT RIDE

JOSCELINE COOLING OFF IN ELMO'S CASTLE/WET PLAY AREA

LINDSAY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THERE IS WATER ON THE FLOOR

STAYING COOL
BOTH OF THE KIDS WERE GETTING PRETTY TIRED WITH ALL THE FUN IN THE SUN
 
JOSCELINE AND OSCAR

COOLING OFF ON THE TRAIN RIDE

COOLING OFF ON THE TRAIN RIDE

LAST PICTURE OF BUSCH GARDENS
NOTICE THE ORGANIC APPLE FROM TRADER JOE'S (FIRST TIME TO SEE ONE AND GO IN IT) TO COMPENSATE FOR THE DAY 1 BREAKFAST DOUGHNUTS
 
Comments
Aug. 21, 2009 8:26 pm
very sweet family. good looking girls ya got!
 
Aug. 21, 2009 8:28 pm
Looks like you had a great time! Great pictures - your girls are just adorable. Thanks for sharing your vacation. We didn't have one this year since DH hurt himself and the oldest "can't miss football practice or he won't get to play!" LOL
 
Aug. 21, 2009 8:56 pm
Oh My Lord, I am so sorry! Could you paaleese get some Cuter kids? hahaha of course I am soo kidding!! I love the photo of Lindsay stretched out on the blanket sleeping the afternoon away! O how adorable are they!??? I am glad you all had a chance to get away and spend some family time together. Thanks Josephine for sharing part of your beautiful family with us! Patty
 
Aug. 21, 2009 9:15 pm
Beautiful family! I, too , loved the pic of Lindsay asleep on the blanket. She looks so sweet. Wonderful you had a chance for a family vacation and such fun times. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing. Ginny
 
Aug. 21, 2009 9:18 pm
I love a little fun in the sun getaway, I only wish I could have one this year....:{ Your beautiful family deserve a very much needed break if you haven't been away for 2 years. And of course I recognized right away that Josceline had an organic apple.....duh....you can always tell them apart. :D
 
Aug. 21, 2009 9:36 pm
gderr: Thanks. Same to you.
 
Aug. 21, 2009 9:37 pm
Pam: Thank you. Maybe next year for you and your family. I know with all your cooking and canning, you need a vacation.
 
Aug. 21, 2009 9:42 pm
Avon lady and grannygigi: LOL. She really did have too much EXCITE-A-MENT!
 
Aug. 21, 2009 9:45 pm
Avon: I really liked Trader Joe's Fuji apples. Tasted great and didn't have the waxy preservative coating. I still miss my Central Markets in Texas though. *Sighs* I LOVE THAT STORE!
 
Aug. 21, 2009 10:06 pm
Josephine your girls are so adorable. It looks like they had a lot of fun too. Thanks for sharing.
 
Aug. 22, 2009 2:41 am
You take very interesting pictures, Josephine! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. I particularly enjoyed "pooped out". That's what I feel like after a full day in the sun.
 
Aug. 22, 2009 4:26 am
What a nice family! I have 3 boys so it's fun to see cute little girls in dresses. The water looks beautiful too.
 
Aug. 22, 2009 4:48 am
I love the photos! Looks like you had a great time!!
 
Aug. 22, 2009 5:18 am
Beautiful family! Thanks for sharing.
 
Aug. 22, 2009 8:42 am
The girls are so cute! Glad you had a great time!
 
Aug. 22, 2009 9:06 am
I have 3 boys too, I agree -it's fun to see girls! They are so cute!
 
Aug. 22, 2009 12:52 pm
Great family photos! Thanks for sharing. Youe deserve a litte R&R after all that hard work in the kitchen.
 
 
 
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