Thoughts for Thursday: OBX 2017 Vacation

Hi Friends! I wanted to pop in with a little vacation recap.  It was our last one of the summer and school starts in a little less than 3 weeks :( I'm happy and sad to say goodbye to summer this year.

Last week we spent the week in Duck, NC with Kyle's side of the family. I always look forward to this trip because it's so much fun for my boys to see their cousins!  All the cousins live in PA except my boys so it's always a special treat for them to all be together.   The weather didn't look good going into the week but ended up not being too bad thankfully.

Our first day out on the beach was absolutely gorgeous and the weather was perfect!

 My boys continue to prove they are beach babies through and through.

If you're not using them already you need to get yourself some Scout bags for the pool and beach! I usually get mine from our local boutique Whimsicality but Amazon sells them with Prime shipping which is awesome!   I have the Three girls tote, the Deano tote, and The Stiff One Party cooler.  They're all lightweight and waterproof which means you can just hose them down and let them dry in the sun.  

We captured this great picture of Kyle and all his brothers out on the water with the cousins.  So lucky to have extra uncles to help out ;)

We did have one day of bad storms and rain so we took the kids to the North Carolina Aquarium on Manteo.  The aquarium isn't huge but they have the best shark exhibit I've ever seen! My boys were obsessed! 

My nieces found this old Girl Talk in our beach house and it was so funny to get to play agin with them!! It was also so funny to see how much technology has changed since this came out in 1991!

I have dirty beach hair and no make up on but I love this picture on Matthew and me that my brother in law's girlfriend snapped at sunset. 

I didn't snap a ton of photos the last few days and we ended our vacation with a trip to Surfin Spoon in Nags Head for frozen yogurt and a late night walk on the beach.  

This was the one and only family photo we took on the vacation!  Thanks to the kind strangers that overheard me saying we didn't take any photos and walked over to snap one for us.

As I mentioned above I'm sad to say goodbye to summer but I'm also looking forward to starting the school year and getting back into a routine!

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  1. What a fun trip with family! Your boys seriously look like twins!

  2. It looks like you all had an amazing time! Hope the start to the school year goes great for you and your boys!

  3. Looks like a fun trip even with the stormy weather! It was my first time to OBX this summer and we loved it! I think we are going to make it a summer family trip tradition! Love the beaches!

  4. Looks like such a fun trip! It's the best when you can get cousins together! I love Duck too!!

  5. Oh my goodness, I totally remember that game, Girl Talk!! I wonder if my mom still has mine! :) Looks like you guys had a great trip!


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