Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Our Sorrento trip...

Whew! What a great, long, friend filled summer.
Here's the coles notes version of the start:

Begining of July in Sorrento

We kicked off our summer out by joining our best friends in Sorrento in a house we rented right on the lake.
First we dropped our oldest sons and their friend off at their summer camp down the lake....
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The house was huge and crazy retro but we had a wonderful time. There was nothing to do but sit on the beach, chat, drink, read & play with the kids ... then get up and do it all over again ... for a WHOLE WEEK! Highly recommended by me.
Kev actually relaxing...
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The smallest cuties eating breakfast on our first morning....
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Check out my sweet baby sleeping in my arms on the beach...
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Kristen and I power walked morning. It was so great to have someone to walk and chat with. I had this idea the summer would be full of me not eating pie and cake. Was I ever wrong! Those extra few pounds are all worth it! You can't live on the beach for a week and not eat a little pie:)
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Maddy eating dinner on the beach.
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The kids played on the beach for hours, coming and going freely. There was so much sand in the boys bed and room we had to sweep it every day. I'm not sure how sand feels in your bed but they didn't seem to mind!
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Here are Brent and Kristen looking fine and soaking up the sun. Is that a large glass of something 'rum-like' in your hand Kris???
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The last couple of days of our holiday the guys thought we needed a boat. The small fry agreed!
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It was time to pick the oldest boys up from camp so we drove the boat over. They were thrilled!
It was an awesome 12th birthday surprise for Levi.
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They all did a bit of wake boarding. Levi was a natural!
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Happy Birthday my oldest son! It feels like he should be 12 but some days I can't believe how the years have flown by.
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and yes that is more pie!

I think this is the most relaxing fun vacation we've taken so far.

5 comments:

Kristen said...

Yay! It was an amazingly fun vacation. I think my fave part was laying in the sun and drinkin' a little rum-really helped with the relaxing. jj
My fave part was the company, what a wonderful thing to be able to share our lives with such great friends for a little while.
I want to copy and paste this post into my blog, I haven't blogged our vacation at all yet!

Kristen said...

oh, I may not forgive you for posting the bathing suit shot though. humph.
love ya!

Canadian Bird said...

She's finally back on the blog!!! Woohoo.
Thanks for sharing pics & commentary on your Sorrento vacation, Shay. I enjoyed it. Your kids are so gorgeous, btw! I know it's sinful, but I covet your vacation & your children! Haha
xo

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Hey, my oldest just turned 12 too!

So if you had to make a pie chart of all the great things from your vacation, how big would the pie section of the pie chart be? Did you rename the vacation cottage to 'The House Of Pies?' Did you make your kids practice math and calculate Pie?

Haley-O said...

Sounds like an AWESOME vacation! LOVE the pics -- they're so SUMMER! :)