Coming to an end

Another Hatteras vacation is coming to an end and everyone will head in different directions tomorrow – Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida but we’re planning to come back next year.

Of course the trip is all about Mom and being able to spend time together as a family.

Time with our girls is precious and this was a great week with them. I’m so thankful that Chris and Becky come each year.

My kayaking buddies — I LOVED all the time spent in the kayak!

More kayaking

You must know by now how much I love being out on the water. Chris joined me tonight after dinner.

It was overcast so the sunset wasn’t that vivid but I was on the water so it was all good!

Dinner was a family affair … doesn’t Mom look thrilled?!


My BIL’s birthday was yesterday and I knew my Mom and sister planned to have cake to celebrate but I was surprised when I came back from my walk before dinner to find out the birthday celebration was not only for him but for my brother who has a birthday in a couple weeks and for my June 2nd birthday too!

Decorations, cake, and some photo fun!

I’m really enjoying the kayaking too … the house we rent is on the sound and has a dock and channel that allows us to jump in the kayaks and paddle right out to the sound …

I went by myself Monday using Ann’s kayak (Chris wasn’t able to bring mine as planned).

Yesterday, Ann and I went out together. I rented a couple kayaks for the week so I’d be able to kayak and anyone else that wanted to would be able to also.

Day 3

Another day, another sunset!

Rae rings the sunset bell for us.

Kayaking, swimming, walking … time with my little ones and the older ones too!


Today was a travel day …. I never did get to sleep last night and Keith drove me to the airport at 3:45 am! He’s good to get up that early isn’t he? Mom and Kevin met me at the airport in Newport News and we visited the cemetery before heading to North Carolina. Since we’ve all moved out of Newport News now, it’s good to have a reason to fly there to visit Dad’s grave.

We checked into the hotel, had dinner with some of Mom’s family and then played cards for a little while in the hotel lobby. I thought Mom was going to win but Kevin surged ahead of both of us!