S: Summer 2011
BC: There's a 104 days of Summer Vacation, And school comes along just to end it. So the annual problem for our generation, Is finding a good way to spend it!
FC: 2011 & 2012
1: Brigantine Beach, NJ | We love going to the beach! We stay at our timeshare in Atlantic City NJ and then play on the more family oriented Brigantine Beach.
2: The weather was perfect and we spent a lot of time in the water!
4: This was a huge air show - it lasted all day and flew right over the boardwalk and the water. There were thousands of people gathered on the beach, in the water and on the boardwalk to watch the show. It ran all day long with all of the famous flying groups and planes. We could even see it from the balcony of our room!
5: Atlantic City Air Show Over the boardwalk
6: Fooling around at the Pier!
7: The Carpenter Family came for the day to hang out with us. It is always fun to have them along, and Clay especially loves spending time with Jack! | The moms rock it out! Allyson & Mindi
9: Clay loves to boogie board! | Brigantine Beach New Jersey
10: shuffleboard anyone?
11: We flew down to Florida to see the Phelps/Ramos side of the family. We stayed with Aunt Kristy and cousins Jake and Luke and visited with Papaw Bill, Debbie Uncle Fuzz and a few others.
12: Ormond Beach, FL | Surf's Up!! | Luke
13: There's nothing like the beaches in Florida!! | Cousins Clay, Luke and Jake
15: We drove over to Deland where Daddy grew up and where Mommy went to college. That's where Mommy and Daddy met! There are HUGE Gator fans in Deland! | Clay, Jake and Luke playing football in the back yard!
18: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness
19: Historic Philadelphia, PA | Back in PA, we went to see some of the historical sites in Philadelphia. We signed up Clay for the Junior Ranger program where he had to track all of the historic landmarks that we visited. He had a book with facts that he had to complete from each site. He took it very seriously! We will have to come back and finish our tour!
20: Clay went to over-night camp at Gretna Glen. It is a great camp where the kids learn about God, make new friends and have many adventures. | Clay & Nathan VBS
21: Clay and the neighbor girls have fun no matter what they do, but it's especially fun on the water slide! | Clay & Nina | Maja | Maddy, Livie, Clay, Nina & Maja
22: Clay & Olivia spend some time making candy. | Chocolate World
23: The kids have fun going up to the SW playground. Sometimes they ride their bikes, other times they play on the equipment. | One of my 8th grade students, Janelle Hummer, invited us to see one of her new foals. | Parker & Clay | Clay & Aubrey | Nina
24: First teeth lost | Clay had to get his bottom two teeth pulled because his second teeth were growing in behind his baby teeth. He handled it very well and found out how funny it is to have a numb mouth!
25: It has been an amazing summer! We are always so fortunate to spend time as a family and with friends. We go to the playground, pool, Hershey Park, Atlantic City, and even Florida! Whether we are hanging out around the house or on our way to FL, we have fun and love being with each other. We are so blessed!