The kids and I had a nice long weekend with Monday off (thanks to those Presidents!)...and even though it's mid-winter, why not spend it at the beach? We had some important people to see, a Booya who was available for an adventure, and always great memories when we head East.
We needed to go to the UNC-W bookstore so I showed the kids where I used to live on campus. They are ready to move in when they grow up. Fine by me (as long as I can come along;)
I had some pretty awesome memories here, but the best part is that the friendships that developed here in Schwartz hall have lasted as we continued our adventures in life. Feeling very blessed to reflect on the hopes and dreams we've shared.
With some additional props ...we had a great time being the UNC- W mascots. It was Homecoming weekend so we just seemed really excited about the game!
Hope that wherever my children go to college, they will love it as much as I did!
Speaking of those lasting friendships,we were so excited to spend time with all of the Carmichael family and meet the newest addition, little Miss Margo.
She was very sweet and patient with all of her adoring fans. Another girl in Parker's life...what is he going to do with his self?
Always fun to have a carpet picnic. Tinley was eager to "host" Lydia and Lydia was very patient with her hostess:)
A fun time exploring around together.
A big game of hiding go seek and chase with these three...when we realized it was getting very cold....even saw some snow at the beach. Crazy.
The next morning we hopped on the ferry to Southport where we discovered just how fun it is to get our of your normal seats in the car....which you can only do when your car is on a boat. Gotta be clear about those rules.
Some crazy people like Parker and Booya stayed outside on the cold boat...and fed the seagulls. Two things most people find unpleasant but we have to love their spirit of adventure.
We had a yummy brunch in Southport and got some of our final squeezes with these girls until we meet again.
Luckily we had one more day off and got to visit Sheryl and Lucy on our way back. Lots of Seahawk girls in a short time! These little wiggle worms made it hard to get a picture of everyone looking.
I'm not sure exactly what was going on in this picture...but I think it looks like fun;)
Parker was lovin' some cousin time with Lance and had a fun time with Booya making peanut butter. A conversation starting with President's Day led to George Washington which led to George Washington Carver which led to the invention of peanut butter which led to Booya showing Parker how to make homemade peanut butter which Parker loved. Magical.
Here's to starting our work week on a Tuesday!