Monday, August 24, 2009

OBX – Rewind

I loved going on vacation with my family. I think it’s good that we go every other year, but I must say that I really enjoyed our vacation to the Outer Banks! My mom and dad for Christmas this year blessed us all with the gift of paying for our family vacation. It was very generous of them and it totally blessed us kids. It was a 6 bedroom, 6 bath beach house that had an amazing pool out back and was only two blocks from the beach! She did good! Thanks Mommy!

All family’s come with their own annoyances and aggravations and yes, we did have our moments at times where we did get under each other’s skin, but I have to say it was a pretty darn good vacation for us Balla’s (My maiden name.) It was hard for my dad who had just broken his leg three weeks back, but he did ok and did his best to join us out at the pool every once in a while.

Driving down on my birthday wasn’t the best thing in the world, but I got over it. Kate, (my sis-in-love) not only wrote me the most wonderful poem on her blog, but also gave me an adorable shirt with a hot head band to go with and also surprised me with another gift when we got down there. It was a HOT sexy purple dress!! You saw it on my silent Sunday post a week back. I LOVE THAT DRESS. Thanks babe!!

My other sister-in-love gave me a gift certificate to my favorite spa to get a facial. LOVE their facials!! And my mom and dad… well, they haven’t given me that present yet. My mom is giving me a tattoo!!! We wanted to do it down there, but it was too crazy; so hopefully we will be getting that done at home soon. We’ll see!! :)

My amazing friend Kasey also wrote this thing on her blog for me. She is like a sister to me and I cried when I read it. She is a blessing to me and it really touched my heart! To top it off she also got engaged last Friday and I was SO excited for her. I saw her on Saturday after we got back and took pictures of the lovely ring. You can see it on my photography blog if you want! Her man did a good job!!! ;)

There is so much I could say about this week… but I think I’ll just leave you with a few pictures to round off the week. All these pictures are all on the same day, but… it sums up a lot.

Birthday dinner and the Beach!
Pool and Family Fun!
And Jayden playing with his Uncle's cigar!!
Explanation below...
Ok, so I know this looks bad. The boys were having cigars and Jayden when up and wanted to be like the big boys and put the cigar in his mouth. It was too funny not to take a picture. I mean... look at it. In his mouth the first picture and then LOOK at that face in the second?!?!? He wanted to be one of the guys!!! It was hysterical. Don't worry... this was not lit! :)

When I got home, I was surprised with a gift from a blogger friend Kayla as well. I got a gift certificate to Starbucks! So thanks dear! I really missed blogging this week, but it was some good much need time with the fam! I have been doing my best to catch up on all of you from last week. Hope you all are having a great week!!

18 comments:

Where My Treasure Is said...

That's awesome that your parents gifted you with a vacation! So cool!
Sounds like you have a wonderful family and lots of great friends! I read what your friend Kasey wrote about you and I got choked up! haha...silly girl.

Thanks for sharing all the pics! Looks like you had a blast!

Jennifer said...

Your parents are Ballannn!! hahaha wow I am soo funny! :) Seriously though, awesome gift they gave to their babies!

PaigeR530 said...

That looks like a FANTASTIC trip!! How cute is little Jayden?! He looks so proud to be a part of the big boys with that cigar!! What kind of tattoo are you planning?? I can't wait to see pictures!

By the way-I love that you and Katie call each other "sisters-in-love"! It's just so cute and sweet!

PaigeR530 said...

OH and I forgot to mention! I think it's so awesome that you got to do some modern pieces like on SYTYCD!!! I was blessed enough to do modern for one summer at an intensive program, but they never offered it back home. You should put some videos up of your work!!

And I definitely don't mind long comments haha! But feel free to e-mail me anytime! :)

Jessica said...

Looks like y'all had fun! That is super sweet of your parents to pay for your vacation! And I LOVE that last picture of Jayden! I am still cracking up at his little face! hahaha

Kameron said...

What a wonderful present from your parents! It looks like you had an awesome time. Don't worry. I have a pic of my son with an empty beer bottle. It was super funny to see him trying to be one of the guys. :o)

morgan823 said...

The pictures are great and it sounds like yall had a great time. Love the picture with the cigar, I think it's precious! Thanks for my comment, I actually picked the purse out this summer at the outlets at the beach and got a steal of a deal on it or I wouldn't have it! :)

New England Girl said...

What a wonderful trip! I love the photos. I am so glad you all got to spend such a lovely vacation together as a family.

Jorden and Kristin said...

glad you had a wonderful vacation! i can't believe your mom is getting you a tattoo! i'm so jealous, my mom would NEVER do that! haha and i love the dress! :)

sarah m said...

That looks like so much fun!! And your fam and friends sound amazing. :)

Emily said...

sounds like a great vacay...I just love the OBX!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

What great pictures from the weekend!

In this wonderful life... said...

these pictures are SOOOOO cute! glad you guys had a good time :)

Annie said...

love all the pictures!!
the cigar pictures are hilarious!!
happy for you that you had such a wonderful time :)

Stephanie said...

What an awesome gift ...you parents have wonderful ideas!!!!!

Love all the pics and you're right the last two were too funny to miss out on :)

Carol said...

Fun pictures! Sounds like a great time!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Looks like a fabulous time!!! Very nice present from your parents!

Amber said...

That is too funny! Glad to hear it was a good vacation!

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