Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm baaaack!

When I posted two weeks ago, I had every intention of posting on that Friday to let you all 2 of you who read my blog know that I would be gone the following week to Panama City Beach for our annual family vacation. But as you know, I didn't. No matter how many times I blinked my eyes or twitched my nose, those silly suitcases wouldn't pack themselves. And since I was basically packing for all 6 of us, I wanted to make sure I didn't forget anything. Because who would go on a beach trip and forget to pack a swimsuit for your 2 year old son?!

I would like to blame it on the fact that I was blogging but that would be a big fat lie! Thank goodness my sister packed like 5 swimsuits for her son and they generously allowed Caleb to wear Chaz's beloved 'Mater" swimsuit!

We had a great week at the beach. The weather was hot but great! Only had rain once or twice. Asher had a great time, he would sleep for hours in his stroller under the tent on the beach! I think every picture I have of him, he was sleeping!

Speaking of pics, I've misplaced my camera cord so I can't show you any pics. But I ordered one today, so it's sure to turn up now!
Here's a picture that I snagged from facebook of our group. Not everyone in this picture is related but we are definitely family. Let me try to explain this crew.

In late 70's or early 80's, my family (mom,dad, son and 3 daughters) began going to Panama City Beach with another family (mom, dad and 2 daughters). Sometime in the mid-80's we added my future SIL to the mix. We continued this tradition until the summer of 1989. No one really knows why we stopped going, we just did.

Then in 2003(I think), my family (mom, dad, siblings, spouses and kids)rented a beach house in PCB and we found out that the other family was going to be in PCB the same time and were staying in the condos right next to us. And with that, the tradition was reborn. Our group has grown from the original 10 to 29! I think this was the first year since we restarted that no one was pregnant!

So there you have it, our PCB family!

Love y'all!

7 thoughts from Y*O*U:

Lee said...

Great pic! I saw some on facebook and some of Dusty's. Pretty funny you and a friend I went to school with are good friends too

Kristen said...

that is way too cute! y'all must have a blast!

Nana said...

That's pretty good discription, except we started back in 2002, when Davis was 1 year old, if I am not mistaken. First year 10 people, 1 condo; 28 years later, 29 people; 5 condos. Best week of the year. We love our extended family so much.

Natalie said...

I'm baaack, too. Sort of. I've been MIA from blog world but good to see ya'll are doing well.

TheDPGang said...

C ~ I just love reading your updates. They are always so charming and inspiring.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Glad you got away and enjoyed family and the sun!

nickernoodle said...

Hey Cheryl! Its been A LONG TIME since I have checked a lot of blogs. So long that I didn't even know that you were pregnant!!! CONGRATS!!! Your pics at the beach make me wish we lived near the ocean. Looks like everyone had fun and don't feel bad about not packing a swimsuit. I always forget to pack underwear for Brooklyn!!!