We Are Back!

August 17, 2008

All good things have to come to an end, so we packed up and left Cape Cod this morning at 5am. The traffic can be pretty bad so we got up early to beat the rush and made it back home by about 10:30.

As much as we hated to leave, it is good to be home and get back into our daily routines again....even though that means going back to work tomorrow.....that will be tough after such a lazy week!

Coming home is always hard on Nick.....he is already missing Eddie and the rest of his cousins and is now facing the reality that summer is just about over and school is right around the corner.

Although the start to the vacation was rough for Sarah, she was really good......we had some really late nights after being on the beach all day and she hung in there with us.

We had a wonderful week with all of our family, but it just goes by too quickly and we never accomplish everything we set out to do.......the weather didn't help us either!

One of the things that I definitely wanted to do was a family picture on the beach to use for our Christmas cards......well, we put it off, because of the weather, it rained a lot at night and that is really the only good time to do this, so the picture took place last night and it was a mad rush and Sarah was dead tired.....so it was difficult to get her to cooperate with the camera. We got to the beach and guess what.....the storm clouds started racing in again.....so needless to say the pictures are not good enough for cards......here are two of the best shots...they are OK, but not Christmas card material:



Since I didn't get a chance to post since Friday morning, I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures of the last couple days of our vacation!
Nick made this in the sand on Friday.....I thought it was so cute how the shovels and pail are in the corners.....he worked hard to keep it from collapsing!

Sarah eathing watermelon.......she picked up her cousins sunglasses......and would not take them off!

This is Pat's twin brother, Mike.....Sarah just loves him.....she snuggled with him for a couple of minutes on the beach....he kept her nice and warm!

Nick heading out to catch some waves......I love the look on his face....very determined!

Riding in on the boogie board! He had so much fun doing this......what a great workout....they were all exhausted when we got home from the beach each day!

Look at these houses on the water! This picture was taken from the beach where we shot our family photos last night.....the scene was breathtaking......oh how I would love to own a home with a view like that..........A girl can dream can't she?


Jodee said...

Lisa -- I think you are being way too hard on yourself -- the beach pictures are adorable!

I am glad you had a good time despite the bad weather! However, there is no place like home!

Lisa said...

Welcome home! Looks like you had a great time. All of the pictures are GREAT!!!

Jboo said...

Whoa -- looks beautiful!! You got lots of great photos!! If you need a beach, there is one between Lincoln and Omaha called Linoma Beach (clever name, eh) and Jodee is going there for some beach photos. Meet us there!! Have a great week!


Laura said...

glad you made it home safely. The pictures are great. Love the Cape Cod in the sand. What a great vacation photo starter.


Kate said...

I am glad you are home safe and sound...if not a little tired! I love the pictures you posted! I am sorry you didn't get "the one"...but looks like you did alright! I was going to use a beach picture for cards, but then Jim suggested we go to Longwood for the Christmas display...and so I think that is what we are going to try!

Sorry about work tomorrow...my sad day is coming fast!

Peace and love sista!!


Bridget said...

Your pictures are amazing - what an adorable family you have! Glad you had a fun vacation and a safe trip home. Hope you have a great week! Thanks for sharing your vacation memories with us!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

The pictures are beautiful!!! Welcome home. I love the family picture.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

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Football and Fried Rice said...

Oh, that view is phenomenal!! I love your family picture! I thought it was greta Christmas card material! is it already time to start thinking about that? Uggh!

Kayce said...

Love your dream too!
Welcome home!! The family picture is perfect.

Shelly and Family said...

Lisa...the photo are beautiful regardless of what you think girlfriend ;) I am so happy to hear that you guys had a great time! And I must agree, time while vacationing goes by much too fast and you never get to do everything you planned....

M,R,J1,J2 said...

Oh, you took a picture of our vacation home and posted it on your blog :-) Vacations are always too short! Nice pictures!
Take care,

Operationtigerlily said...

What a great trip! The Cape is on my Bucket List. What a beautiful family photo.

Anonymous said...

Welocme home my friend!! Glad you made it back safely.

It was so much fun keeping up with your family vacation, and pictures WOW ~ stunning!!!

Have a wonderful day. Hugs,


a Tonggu Momma said...

LOVE the photo with the skim board! Glad y'all had a great trip and safe journey home.

kitchu said...

Sounds like an amazing trip- incredible photos!

Kerry said...

It looks like you had a fabulous family vacation. Love seeing the kids on the sand. So much fun.

Can't wait for our beach vacation this friday!

Hugs and get back to your routine.

jenbusymom said...

Looks like you guys made the best of the rain and had a great time, the pictures are proof of that!

Jennifer said...

Love the photos! The beach pictures are great. I tried to get a family photo on the beach in the Outer Banks. I wasn't crazy about. The wind had my hair sticking straight up.

I love the photo of Nick.