Beach Week Continued

July 17, 2014

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We are having a blast here at the beach. We may never go home! Wouldn’t that be fun.

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We have gotten into a really great routine:

Breakfast

Beach till 11:30 or so

Showers

Playtime

NAPS { = adult time to read/sleep/chill/drink wine/eat ice cream/work….}

Playtime/cocktail hour

Dinner

Bedtime { = adult time to play cards/converse/read/sleep/chill/drink wine/eat ice cream/NOT work…}

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The boys just love the ocean and have gone from being scared of the littlest surf to wanting to play IN the waves!! “MORE WAVES” Mazen says!!

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I love our beach house décor. I think I need a sailboat for my house!

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I also love all the Dash + Albert rugs!

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This house is also well stocked with magazines. Even if I did read this issue a year ago…

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On the food front we’ve been eating well. Lots of salads and No Bull Burgers for lunch and seafood for dinner. Matt and I have a Seafood Of The Day and the vegetarians make their protein of choice and we make carbs and veggies together.

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One night we got the ingredients for s’mores and charred ‘em up on the grill. YUMMM!

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Our garage is ENORMOUS!!

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Each couple is getting a date night too. C + K went out on Monday and Matt and I devoured 50 clams in butter after the boys were in bed.

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Salads on the side!

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We took a family trip to the NC Aquarium and the boys loved it!

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Guess which gator is real and which is fake?

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That’s Luna, she’s an albino alligator!

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We’ve had two days of rain, although we had some periods of dry where we could enjoy the beach a bit.

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Naptimes have been glorious. I’ve been doing lots of reading and relaxing (except for a few hours of emails and blog post writing : ) ) I haven’t relaxed this much in ages.

HI!

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I’ve had way too many kettle chips, mugs of Breyers ice cream and glasses of wine!

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We are looking forward to some sunshine for the last two days of our trip!

Mazen doesn’t want to leave either!!

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1 Jackie July 17, 2014 at 6:17 am

I’m loving these beach trip posts. Looks like an amazing time and the house your renting is beautiful! Also, I got so excited about the beer you were drinking since my dog’s name is Ellie. My husband and I now have a mission to score ourselves some!

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2 Diana July 17, 2014 at 6:20 am

Looks like you guys are having a great vacation. I’m loving all the delish eats! We were at the beach earlier this week, too. I wonder if it was the same one! Enjoy the rest of your trip! :)

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3 Katie @ happygokatie July 17, 2014 at 6:32 am

Nomnomnom all of the food looks DELICIOUS! Especially the clams – I have yet to have them this summer (I think I’ll get on that!) And cookies and creme ice cream is my favorite ;) Glad you guys are having such a wonderful time!

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4 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh July 17, 2014 at 7:06 am

Fun!

I love how you guys continue to make date nights a priority. I think far too many people forget to do that!

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5 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner July 17, 2014 at 7:17 am

I love these beach trip posts–makes me feel like I’m on vacation! Enjoy your last few days of sun and sand.

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6 Simple Green Moms July 17, 2014 at 7:33 am

WOW!!! Looks like you are having such a wonderful week. The pictures and decor and rugs and food and beach. Everything is so gorgeous! Enjoy =)

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7 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 17, 2014 at 7:41 am

Sounds like a great trip! How great that Mazen is starting to enjoy the water! Growing up so fast.

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8 Heather July 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

I feel really bad being a debby downer on this, but if that is a sewer outfall pipe in one of your pictures you guys really should not swim in the water down current of it after it rains. Up current you guys should be fine, but those pipes carry any stormwater runoff from the roads and then any excess sewer water that cannot get to the waste water treatment plant. This usually happens during heavy rain events like we have had recently. I just want you guys to have a safe swimming experience! Sorry to put a damper on it!

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9 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

This seriously looks like the most relaxing vacation ever. And that house! It’s so big and beautifully decorated! I’d love to own a vacation home like that one day… haha although renting would be pretty good too! Less upkeep :)

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10 Shel@PeachyPalate July 17, 2014 at 8:35 am

That place looks like my idea of heaven…as does your food as always!!! Random but lovely dishes!!! Were they in the house when you got there? Your stitchfix hoodie…such a perfect beachtime hoodie!

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11 Kate July 17, 2014 at 8:44 am

I see someone else said what I was thinking too! I feel like I almost took a vacation just reading this post. You guys look like you’re having a fabulous trip. Envious of the beach time, glad the boys are loving it.

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12 Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties July 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

So fun! And that garage IS gigantic! enough room for cornhole and 2 cars?! whoa!

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13 Liz July 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

Love that green sweater, Kath! Where did you get it?

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14 KathEats July 17, 2014 at 9:53 am

Stitch Fix!

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15 Liz July 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

of course! so cute! :)

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16 Jenee Libby July 18, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Is there a way to just buy that sweater without signing up for the service? I really really love it!

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17 KathEats July 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I don’t think so, unfortunately. That’s what makes the Stitch Fix clothes so special : ) PS. HI Jenee!

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18 Laura @ She Eats Well July 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

Looks like the perfect beach trip! I love the decor of the house too -it’s so fun to explore new houses on trips and be able to have a nice kitchen you can cook in. Enjoy relaxing – you deserve it!!!

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19 Chelsea@TableForOne July 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

Everything about this beach week looks amazing. The food, the beach, the fun!! Enjoy what’s left of it.

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20 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

Love that you guys are having such a great and RELAXING trip!

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21 Lauri July 17, 2014 at 10:43 am

Where are you staying? I want to have a beach vacation next summer.

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22 Alex @ Kenzie Life July 17, 2014 at 11:51 am

All of those pictures are so gorgeous! Don’t mind me if I just live vicariously through them :) The food looks amazing too! Glad you’re having a great time!

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23 Eileen July 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Ahh, it’s the aquarium! That means you guys are only a few miles from my parents’ house! That beach is such a great place to relax for a few days. I’m jealous! :)

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24 Jen July 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Hi Kath! Looks like a lovely vacation and a lovely beach! I am sure you don’t want to be too public about such things to protect your privacy but I am curious what area/town/beach? It looks very nice and uncrowded. Enjoy the remaining beach days!

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25 KathEats July 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

I’ll let ya know when we’re gone!

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26 Chrissy July 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Don’t worry, I won’t tell, but I know where you are vacationing ;) That albino gator lives at the aquarium in my neck of the woods. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

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27 KathEats July 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Hee hee. Yeah it’s not too hard to figure out!

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28 Emily July 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm

THAT SCHEDULE sounds like the schedule to end all schedules :) :) I love the beach.

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29 Tracy July 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I absolutely LOVE beach vacations! Can’t wait to hear the details when you get back. Your cottage looks so cute!

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30 Colby July 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Love love love all the pics. House, town, beach look amazing. I’d also love to know the rental info if you don’t mind sharing after you’ve left. Thanks!

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31 Lindsay July 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I have totally been enjoying your beach posts Kath. Thank you for sharing!,,

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32 Kelley July 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Your photos are so beautiful. Looks like an amazing vacation! Love the kindle reflection picture. =)

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33 Melissa July 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I know the area where you are – being a NC girl! We’re heading down to Carolina Beach next weekend and I cannot wait!!!!

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34 Lindsey July 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I won’t spill the location (especially since we are currently there right now too!)! We went to the aquarium a couple of days ago and my 14 month old had a blast. It’s been so much fun seeing her “discover” the ocean. Which, I can’t keep her out of regardless of how cold or rough the water is. No fear at all, I tell ya!!!

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35 KathEats July 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Would have been fun to run into a blog friend!

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36 Lindsey July 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

I think my daughter would have loved it the most. She has been searching for other kids to play with. We are here until Saturday haha ;)

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37 Emily @ Life on Food July 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I just want that s’mores. ok maybe the beach and the wine and the reading would be lovely too!

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38 Jeanie July 17, 2014 at 5:50 pm

It looks marvelous!

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39 Lorin July 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Looks very relaxing! I live about 10 minutes drive away from the beach and these posts remind me to take advantage of it! Hope you have a good rest of your vacation.

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40 Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out July 18, 2014 at 5:04 am

The beach sounds glorious! The perfect place to decompress!!

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41 Tonya July 18, 2014 at 7:04 am

Hey, I’m not one to complain about ad placement but there’s an actual ad “placement” issue. LOL That is, there is a Glad ad that’s obscuring a good portion of your texts and pics. It’s one of those ads where if you hover over it, an even bigger ad pops out. Except I’m not even hovering. Just thought you should know. thanks!

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42 KathEats July 18, 2014 at 8:32 am

Thanks I’m on it!

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43 Ashley July 18, 2014 at 8:25 am

Hi Kath,

I love that green sweater you are wearing – where did you get it?
Hope you are enjoying your last couple of days in paradise!

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44 KathEats July 18, 2014 at 8:32 am

It’s Stitch Fix and so cozy!

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