Cottage Life From A Southern View
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning how to dance in the rain.......Anonymous

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Our Outerbanks Vacation......

Last week we headed to the Outerbanks for a few days.  Harry and the kids had never been.  I have to preface this post with this.....I went to the outer banks when I was Aaron Grace and Will's age and it was not my favorite vacation.
I think I complained and whined the entire trip.
Im sure I did.
I thought it was ridiculous that we were going to the beach to visit historical sites and not the beach.
(Im sorry mom)
And so I did the same to my children.
I have to say that our kids were much nicer than I was. I enjoyed all the historical places this time.
Im not sure the girls enjoyed it as much as Harry and I and the boys did.
My goal was for us to explore all of Hwy 12.
We started with the northern beaches so we headed to the Corolla, Currituck, Corova area.













We saw the Currituck lighthouse, Whalehead and our favorite part was riding in the safari truck onto the beach to see the wild horses.
The next day we headed to Hatteras....


We visited the Bodie Island light house and climbed the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, all 257 steps.  The rain stopped for us to check things out from the top.
















On our last day we headed to the Wright Brothers Memorial and Jockeys Ridge.
We had a great time flying our kite on the giant sand dunes. It was a great time.
The best part.....
spending time together without all the distractions of our normal daily life!!!
See you soon!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

More Summer Fun...

July is rolling right along and we are enjoying every second of summer we can.
We have enjoyed our usual dollar summer movies, visits to the beach and pool, and Friday night we enjoyed the movie at soundside park.
It was such a nice night under the stars watching the movie and eating pizza.
We have more summer adventures planned and I cant wait to share.
Until then here are the past couple of weeks in pictures...




















If you guessed that Will dumped the girls off the whale, you were right!
Never a dull moment around here.
See you soon.