Monday, June 29, 2009

Smylie Beach Vacation 2009.



Top Ten favorite things:

10. When one person toasts a bagel, everyone toasts a bagel.
9. The sheer volume of nine grandchildren in one small space.
8. All of the near death experiences.
7. Feeling like a 15-year old girl on the ocean waverunner.
6. Donna, with her beautiful hair and skin, so generous, so attentive, so helpful.
5. My irish father-in-law and his irish sister, pleasing us with their accents and jokes.
4. Simone's bum.
3. Gracie's frequent full body deep cleans. She doesn't like to be sandy.
2. Jessie's twice daily diet cokes from the market across the street.

1. This family. This massive group of people who are truly in love with each other.

13 comments:

Kristie said...

As soon as my mum reads point five I can guarantee you her irish accent will return and she'll be shedding tears, longing to share in the jokes.

And I'm with Gracie, no-one likes to have sand where sand shouldn't go!

Kristie said...

Oh and you should warn people to put on their sunglasses in ready for Levi's reflective skin.

lindseyj said...

I've been waiting for these pictures! I love them Sar. SOMEday we'll take a trip with you, Jake and your cute little girls, right?

Megan said...

LOVE.

jakenapril said...

gorgeous. what sweet memories and photos
you. are. amazing!

Anonymous said...

#5 Shelley

Kristie knows me toooooo well! I like the idea of 24/7, thank you a slide show of all of us. There you go Shadrack your next project. Love you all Shelley

Jessie said...

hisarah

Emily said...

Such lovely and fun photos. I enjoy reading your blog because you can just feel the love radiating bewteen each of you. These pictures tell the story of a family wildly in love with one other! It's so wonderful to see, thank you for sharing. :)

Latisha said...

Beautiful pictures as always!! What a wonderful tradition!

missy said...

Is your family business hiring?? Because I want to move there right now (and just suggested Devin work for you guys) so I can be part of the family (somehow).

Lillie said...

Oh so many great photos. What a fun fun trip...

LeDoux said...

bwhahahaha. yes yes yes. your top ten is my top ten. haha. "simone's bum" yes yes yes. i love it.

xoxo

Kasey said...

Love love love all the pictures. What a FUN vacation!