Family Fun

October 11, 2009

What another incredible day! I am so grateful for my time spent on Bald Head. Like they say in the movies, “times stops” here.

The day started with a family walk -

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Surprise Buzz!

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We made friends with lots of wildlife on our walk -

Hello Duke!

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Old Baldy

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A monkey

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Sportin’ KERF

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Our walk was marsh view and totally fun

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A blue heron -

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And a cute puppy!

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A late lunch -

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Leftover salad with feta + walnuts and grapes and leftover shrimp and tortilla chips

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And a cheesy roll

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The Inn we’re staying in has a cookie jar….

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I resisted it thus far, but I had a delicious cookie after lunch :)

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And then we said goodbye to mom and dad

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After some debate on what to do next, beer + beach were both mentioned

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Yesterday when we threw out the Operation Beautiful bottle, it only went about 10 feet and then came back ashore. Bummer! Today, Matt took it waaaaay out there [in the freezing water] and threw it hard.

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Success! It went way out there and drifted out with the tide.

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After a chilly hour or in the beach, we came inside for some sports.

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Soccer!!! Matt A. is turning from Matt Allen to Matt Athlete because he is not only a star runner, but a star soccer player too!

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OK, I won’t lie. They brought New Castle for hydration! We played sports for about 40 minutes and we got thirsty!

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A lonely cocktail hour without our parents. I had some Reisling

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Family portraits -

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For entertainment we played a version of Trivial Pursuit that let us keep our own score -

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Larbs demonstrating a penguin’s foot -

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After cocktail hour we hopped on the golf cart to head to dinner

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We went to the Bald Head Island Club for dinner. Our first time there, so we were in the reviewing mode.

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A delicious Shriaz

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Cheers!

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We had the fried oysters to start – and they were fabulous!

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I had the crab cakes for my meal.

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But we played the rotate-your-plates game, so we all had a taste of everything. Matt A.’s vanilla fish was the best, followed by my crab cakes and them Matt’s cornmeal fish and then Larbs’ gumbo.

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We couldn’t resist an Apple Pie a la mode and Carrot Cake  for dessert

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And when we returned, the last bite of birthday cake.

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‘Twas a super festive and fun evening!

But totally time for bed!

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1 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Cutest puppy EVER!!! Your dress is gorgeous! What fun adventures–so jealous of your family vacay.

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2 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) October 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm

OMG, puppy cuteness overload!!!!! :mrgreen: LOVE the pictures, they are so clear and beautiful. The food looks great, especially the desserts. What a perfect weekend!

Jenn

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3 kay (eating machine) October 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm

what a fun trip!
and i agree, adorable puppy!

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4 maria October 11, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Your family portraits are adorable. What a cute family. Glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend.

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5 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm

love playing trivial pursuit!!! is that a current edition or an old one? mine is from the early 80′s still…

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6 Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness October 11, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Looks like a wonderful day. Time spent with family is the best!

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7 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Looks like such a fun day!

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8 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama October 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Wow – your photos are amazing!

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9 Liz October 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Your pics really capture the essence of your vacay. I almost feel like I’m there. What a wonderful way to celebrate your b-day.

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10 Rachael (La Dolce Vita) October 11, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I love the “couples” pics from dinner. Looks like you are having a great time. And now I want some fried oysters.

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11 Ashley October 11, 2009 at 11:47 pm

FUN day!!! Lots of activity! LOVE newcastle…1 of my top 5 all time fav. beers..mmmm

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12 steph October 11, 2009 at 11:54 pm

ahhh matt plus puppy. i die from the cuteness

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13 Marissa October 12, 2009 at 12:07 am

You and your husband are too cute! Love the KERF shirts!!

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14 Diana October 12, 2009 at 2:16 am

I’m glad you’re having fun. :)

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15 Julia October 12, 2009 at 5:19 am

Wow, what a great time! Great pictures and what a cute puppy!

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

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16 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 12, 2009 at 5:27 am

OMG I love the puppy!!

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17 Jac October 12, 2009 at 5:41 am

fried oysters sounds delish.. in fact, the whole meal sounds good! have fun!

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18 Simply Life October 12, 2009 at 5:57 am

It sounds like such a fun time with your salad! I love that you have cocktail hour with them!

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19 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope October 12, 2009 at 6:20 am

Wow, sounds like a perfect day Kath. You are just glowing in all these pictures. I’m so glad you had a wonderful time!!!

And that puppy is just ADORABLE! :)

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20 christie @ honoring health October 12, 2009 at 6:44 am

Looks like another wonderful day!

That puppy is precious!!

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21 Pam October 12, 2009 at 6:53 am

Glad you all had a wonderful time…thanks for sharing!

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22 Ali@ Food, Fitness, Fashion October 12, 2009 at 7:12 am

Looks like so much fun! I love your dress, adorable!

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23 Lizzy October 12, 2009 at 7:33 am

What a fun time! this trip looked so relaxing and just a load of good times! :)

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24 CaSaundra October 12, 2009 at 7:34 am

What a cute little puppy! Do you and Matt ever forsee getting a pet??

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25 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans October 12, 2009 at 7:59 am

it looks like you guys have enjoyed every minute of your vacation! thanks for the beautiful pics!

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26 Sarah October 12, 2009 at 8:12 am

What a fun family trip! Glad you enjoyed yourself :)

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27 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 12, 2009 at 8:22 am

Looks like a great day! Duke and the puppy are so cute!

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28 Food Makes Fun Fuel October 12, 2009 at 8:26 am

That looks like a beautiful time!

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29 Erin October 12, 2009 at 8:43 am

Sounds like a fun and relaxing vacation — and what gorgeous photos! You can never go wrong with ordering crabcakes on the East Coast — yum yum yum.

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30 Rose October 12, 2009 at 8:45 am

What a beautiful weekend with the people you love most! All the pictures are fantastic.

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31 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale October 12, 2009 at 9:05 am

I’m so into Riesling right now. I’m finding it to be the perfect Fall weather white! Especially some of the drier versions…

Have you tried Pacific Rim Dry Riesling? That’s my fave.

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32 Dawn October 12, 2009 at 9:10 am

Aww it looks like such a great time–what an awesome family trip! :)

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33 Bree@beeskneeslife October 12, 2009 at 10:08 am

Great photos – you have a beautiful family!

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34 Paige October 12, 2009 at 10:14 am

Oh how fun!! From the walk to the beach to the games to the cocktails! What a great weekend.

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35 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life October 12, 2009 at 10:38 am

The dog looks so cute! It looks like you had a great time with the family!

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36 Jenna October 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

looks like you had a fabulous fun night :)
jenna

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37 amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 12, 2009 at 11:06 am

looks like the perfect family getaway!

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38 Nicole (dishin') October 12, 2009 at 11:27 am

Looks like a great time – that puppy IS adorable and all of your food looks delicious!

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39 Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope October 12, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I was going to mention that I thought I read once that you would need be out like 40 miles on a boat for anything to NOT come back to shore…

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40 on the rocks October 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm

What a wonderful looking day! Food, wine, beer, and sports….can’t really ask for too much more!

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41 Christine October 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm

That pic of Matt and the puppy is soooo cute!

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42 Kath October 12, 2009 at 7:43 pm

CaSaundra,
Maybe…. I’m scared of the cost!

Nicole,
oh no! I guess someone will find it sooner rather than later ;)

Kath

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