Monday, September 29, 2008

Final Summertime Hurrah

This weekend Bobby and I went to Wilmington...again. We just can't get enough of the beach. Unfortunately, I think that mother nature is going to put an end to our beach days:( But we tried for one final boating/beaching day on Saturday. My friend Megan and her daughter Anwyn came and joined us for some beach time fun. We will be sad to see the warm weather go, but I am looking forward to all the things that fall and winter bring...more time at the park (without sweat and mosquitos), pumpkin season and all the holiday activities. Here are some pictures from Saturday. We hope that everyone has been able to enjoy their summer as much as we have. Thanks Mummu and Papa for always opening the doors for us!

Bobby and Anwyn in the wagon heading down to the boat

The boat ride to the beach

Abbey Nature Preserve Dedication

I am way behind in putting this post out there, so I am sorry for the delay. On September 12, we finally had the dedication for the nature preserve or "park" as my family calls it. The park was created by family and the NC Coastal Land Trust, in memory of my Aunt Margaret Abbey. It was a wonderful ceremony, and had a record turn out for that type of event. It was wonderful to see how much interest and loyalty that the local communities have put into the park.

Much of the leg work for the ceremony was done by my dad and my Aunt Betty, with the help of many volunteers. So thank you to all of you! It was wonderful, especially to see Papa do the ribbon cutting.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Vegas Vacation

Last week Sam and I headed to Vegas with some friends for the week. We had a great time, although we certainly didn't hit it big!! Sadly, I have decided that I am the unluckiest person out there. While others were winning in the hundreds, I had a big win (for the entire week) of $25....very sad. But nonetheless, I had a great time. It was nice to just rest and relax and have some time to ourselves. Thanks so much to the wonderful babysitting services of GG, Mummu and Papa. Bobby had a wonderful time and it made it so much easier to leave him, knowing that he was in such good hands. I don't think that he has ever been to the park that many times in one week at any other time in his life!

In the limo on the way to the hotel

The girls on Freemont St in Old Vegas

The whole gang out for sushi on the last night