weekly winners, volume 13: VACATION EDITION! w00t!

Oh my Lord in Heaven, I have so much to talk about. But I’m still on Beach Time, so you’ll have to bear with me. I managed by some miracle to get (most of) our vacation pictures processed and uploaded tonight. It was a fantastic week, filled with lots of giggles and fun and sunshine and also a few funny and crazy stories:

My friend’s mom who was on the trip with us? Broke her ankle on Wednesday morning. She spent the rest of the week on crutches and confined to a chair, either in the living room or on the porch overlooking the pool. She is a trooper, that lady.

Our friend’s (Dan’s college roommate) dad who was on the trip with us? Tried to (accidentally!) intoxicate all of our kids by mixing them what he thought was an innocent fruity drink one afternoon. Turns out, he put TRIPLE SEC in it. He didn’t realize it wasn’t just a mixer, it actually has alcohol in it. Luckily all of this was discovered before Maggie drank her sippy-cup full. HA. Needless to say, he took some teasing about this for the rest of the week. Poor guy.

The Penguins won the Stanley Cup. If you’re a disgruntled Red Wings fan… well, I’m sorry. Quit yer whinin’ and accept that you lost. CITY OF CHAMPIONS, BABY.

And finally- FINALLY- and probably the most exciting and relieving news of the whole week: WE SOLD OUR HOUSE. The offer came in on Thursday morning, and after a counter-offer to our counter-offer, everything was agreed upon and we faxed the signed papers on Saturday morning. Inspections are pending, but other than that, it looks like we’ll be moving mid-August. WOOOO! (And yes, an entire post including pictures of the new place is pending! Just as soon as I finish the piles of sand-filled laundry!)

Now- onto some pictures! (tons more here for Friends & Family on Flickr!)

Weekly Winners @ Sarcastic Mom

listening to music on the drive

beach access
beach access


proof that she DID touch the sand with her toes!
playing in the sand




incoming storm
incoming storm



Daddy and Maggie


beer & sunset

the end.


  1. samantha jo campen

    June 15, 2009 10:39 pm

    Those pictures are amazing. Can’t wait to check out the rest on Flickr!

    So happy for you–great vacation and a new house! You’re on a roll with Life! :-)

  2. Crystal

    June 15, 2009 11:44 pm

    I love the last 3. And of course Maggie is adorable, as always.

    Congrats on the house! It looks BIG.

  3. ambitions mrs

    June 16, 2009 9:26 am

    Hooray for selling your house! Send me some of that mojo!

  4. Burgh Baby

    June 16, 2009 10:15 am

    Woooohooooo! The house! Wooooohooooo! I love that we get to share misery. (BTW, holler if you want our boxes when we are done.)

    Looks like a perfect vacation!

  5. Allison

    June 16, 2009 12:26 pm

    Great shots!

    Congrats again on selling your house. That is SOO wonderful!

  6. Mel

    June 16, 2009 3:12 pm

    Disgruntled Red Wings fans? That was totally at me, wasn’t it?! ;)

    Everything looks so gorgeous. I am jealous!

  7. Jenn

    June 17, 2009 8:12 pm

    Congratulations on getting your house sold! :)

  8. Caity

    June 17, 2009 10:37 pm

    Congratulations on selling the house! It looks like your trip was AWESOME!! I absolutely love your photos, like always.

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