"Home Where We Finally Roam!"

Whew...we are home!!! It has been packed with activities, "family", holiday activities and much more. Here are a few pictures from our trip...we visited my in-laws on the coast of N.C.! I have over 600 pictures from this trip but I picked a few quickly!

Are you ready for the New Year? I am! I think I may even try to get some Christmas decorations down tomorrow and a few loads of laundry...mmm..I wish only a "few"! Can't wait to visit all your blogs and see what you all have been up to the past week!



The grandchildren made gingerbread cookies with their Aunt Tina. She is truly creative and full of fun! My kids love her ! She is so talented...wish she had a blog!





50 comments:

Jessica said...

Love the pics! Looks like you had a great time!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Your pictures give a dreamy look into your vacation! The beach looks amazing! I can't wait to see the other 500+ pictures!

What kind of camera did you get for Christmas?

I'm glad you had a nice Christmas!

Welcome Home!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

beautiful pictures! welcome home!

Daphine said...

Welcome home! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them!

Lora said...

Beautiful pics! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas.

We head home in the morning and I'll be having all of that trip aftermath fun just like you:)

Liz said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I really enjoyed the pictures!

Michelle said...

Welcome home! I love all of the beach photos, I'm ready for summer!

Chris said...

Nice photos, the beach looked beautiful. We took a couple of our grands on a road trip one year and one of the stops was the Outer Banks, it was amazing. Those kids are just beautiful.

Hugs,
Chris

Mari said...

Welcome home - you got some beautiful pictures!

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

Hi! Stopping by from SITS! Great blog title and the pictures are fab too! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Darlene said...

I bet you all had a wonderful Christmas at the beach. Your kids are just sooooo CUTE!!!! With that many pictures you will have stuff to post all through the long, cold winter......

Glad you had a safe trip home!

Tiffany said...

Great pictures! Looks like a wonderful trip.

Sarah said...

Oh I miss the NC beaches! It looks like you had a wonderful time!

Jo said...

Everyone looks happy and relaxed. I love the shots on the beach. Did I see an American Doll box? That was always a huge highlight when my daughter was younger. She still has her dolls displayed in her room. Walkie Talkies were a big hit here years ago as well.

Enjoy the thrill of return. Nothing says "welcome home" like a never ending pile of laundry! :)

Jo

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Looks like you had an amazing trip....the pictures are fabulous!! Their were lots of smiling faces....especially those little ones opening their american girl dolls!!

Happy Holidays....can't wait to see more of your trip!!

Lisa

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Beautiful photos!!

Christmas at the beach sounds wonderful!

Tricia Anne said...

What a wonderful time you all had! Your pictures are gorgeous! :o) Maybe Aunt Tina will start her own blog! :o) She seems very kind and fun! :o)
Welcome Home! There is no place like it!! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Lisa & Gerald said...

Im glad you guys are back home safe and sound! Love the pics!
Have fun Unpacking!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Welcome home - you were in my neck of the woods...well, three hours away, but still. So glad you enjoyed NC. :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love the beach pics. Very cute! Looks like you all had so much fun!

Katie said...

Love your pictures and I'm drooling over the beach shots. Every photographers dream photos are from the beach. Your daughters hair looks so cool in the light there. Looks like so much fun. Happy New Year!!

April said...

Welcome home, my friend!

Sure looks like you had an exciting time in North Carolina! A house right on the beach...doesn't get much better than that! How fun that must have been! I bet your kids had a blast! So glad you had a wonderful time and that you made it home safely! Great pics, as always!

squawmama said...

Hey Sandy... What great photos... I could look at all 600... LOL LOL I am so glad that you had a great time and that you made it home safely... The kids are so darn cute... And the curly red hair on the one little girlie... I would die for that... Loved it... Post some more of your pictures... I love NC beaches... or any beach for that matter...☺☺☺ Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Jboo said...

Wow -- it looks so beautiful there!! And your kids are simply adorable -- what cuties!!

Hope you get through the laundry quickly. Time to get ready for New Year's!

Janet

Kacey R. said...

Oh yeah! SO glad you had a great time. You and I will be doing laundry together today. Good luck to you! I'm up to my eyeballs in it! LOL

I'll be taking things down today too - trying to get back in to the swing of things. But I may do a little decor for New Year's, we'll see. I'm ready for the new year and all the excitement it brings. Have a great day getting things settled back in!

Betty Jo said...

I followed your link from Tina's of Cherry Hill Cottage. You have an awesome blog, and love your photos. xoxo

Jan said...

I could use a beach somewhere. That looked like a lovely time Sandy. Can't wait to see what the new year brings your way.

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

Such sweet photos! I hope you had a great time!

jennykate77 said...

Looks like SO much fun! The pictures are beautiful! Glad your back☺

Have a happy Monday (well, except for the laundry☺)!

Montee said...

Glad you're back! It sounds like a wonderful time in NC. I will have to show my son your pics. He was born on the UNC campus, loves NC and wants to attend college there.

I remember the days of American Girl and walkie talkies. Now Santa brings a massage and a GPS.

Valarie Lea said...

I think I need a trip to the beach. Hmmm Anniversary is coming up in a couple of months. I may have to plan for a trip. :)

Becky Welch said...

Great pics! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday season. I am still on the road but coming home today and can't wait to get all my pics up!

lmerie said...

Welcome home! Great photos - your kids are so cute, and that house with the water and bridge, I wanna go!

blessedmomto7 said...

Love the BEACH and your little ones red hair-ADORABLE!

The Arthur Clan said...

What a wonderful place to spend Christmas at. So beautiful!

Welcome back...you were missed! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

So glad you had fun this Christmas! Loved seeing all of your pictures!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Great pictures...600??? that must be one fantastic camera you got!!!
Take care,
Suz

Erin said...

I am glad you had a fun and safe Christmas! The pictures at the beach are beautiful! We spent our Christmas digging snow out of our driveway!

Sandy said...

I see an American Girl package ... I miss those years. Now the "8" dolls are up in the attic ...
Glad you are home!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Looks like you all had a great time. I'll post the crabcake recipe soon...I promise!

Preppy 101 said...

Great pictures!! Glad you are back safe and sound!!

duchess said...

Those are my old stomping grounds. Every summer. I miss it but I still have an aunt that lives in Swansboro on the Intracoastal waterway. We love to go visit as often as possible.
Great pictures & glad you had a good trip.

Our Complete Family said...

What wonderful photos!
I am in love with the beach photo and purple princess shirt. How FUN!
So glad you had an amazing trip and a new camera? Wowee girl!!!
Hope you share more pics of your trip. They would be so fun to see!
Happy day wishes~ Les

Ashley said...

glad you're home and loved the pictures. can't wait to see more!

Joanna said...

It looks like y'all had a wonderful trip and made some great memories!

Rhonda said...

Love your toes, and your love of the beach! Wow, you have a lot of followers! ;)

~Rhonda

vicki said...

Tell the kids to stop growing!!
S is a baby ... not a girl and Z looks like a mini- man .. not a boy ! G is ready for the stage (tell her to remember me when she is in NY).
Looks like this year was the best by far!!
You skipped what your mother in law got you ... let us know.
Father in law looks great!!

Leslie said...

great photos! wish I was at the beach....

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!

*Keli* said...

Oh what a wonderful Christmas! The pictures are beautiful and your kids are precious! I love love the red hair! xo Keli

Jennifer said...

Your pictures are great!

P.S. Made the french ham casserole AND the chocloate dipped marshmallows, they were both super yummy :)

Happy New Year..

Jennifer