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Flying Solo!
Published on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 by I’m back!  Did you miss me, because I sure missed you!  No internet this weekend – the beach house totally unplugged.  I cheated a little bit tweeting from my phone, but other than that it was complete (and much needed) downtime. What a different beach house weekend, too.  My daughter had her first friend there, my middle son didn’t come and my mother w...
I Wondered Why So Few People Were Crowding Me!
Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 by Just in case any of you question the deep respect my teenage sons have for me: Let it be known that all previously unsuspecting drivers traveling from the Outer Banks to Virginia Beach yesterday were duly warned....
The Mile High Club Revised
Published on Sunday, April 4, 2010 by Today was our first full day at the beach house and as always, things were wonderful and completely unpredictable. The morning hours brought forth thick fog that held an amazing taste of the ocean’s salt.  Surprisingly, the early afternoon sun didn’t burn it off, leaving our beach walks a little bit creepy, fun and certainly adventurous.  The air was so thick...
ROAD TRIP!
Published on Friday, April 2, 2010 by Today is THE DAY.  After a full day of work, I will be going home, loading up the van and hauling three teens and my daughter to the Outer Banks.  No doubt I will need a Java Monster to keep me awake on the road.  We will be meeting Mom at the beach house for three full days and four nights of glorious peace over Easter break.  This is our first trip of the year a...
How Do You Hold On To Your Heaven?
Published on Sunday, August 16, 2009 by My heaven is in Corolla.  Do you have a heaven? In the last few weeks, times have become hard.  School is approaching, which inevitably brings work, stress and more work.  School physicals. Medications.  Doctor's prescriptions.  New uniforms.  New high school clothes.   All three kids need two pairs of shoes.  Haircuts for the boys.  A few hundred in scho...
The Ocean Never Really Leaves You
Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 by This weekend, we were at my mother's in the Outer Banks.  Our home away from home.  Paradise.  My children were raised on this beach.  We have had ups and downs there, just as one has at home.  From many a stomach flu to many moments of hysterical laughter... from spotting deer and fox behind the house to watching fireworks shot directly above us... from huge dou...
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