Sunday, June 7, 2009

I Heart Faces: Vacation Edition


I Heart Faces is on a
well earned vacation this week!
Instead of a contest, they want to hear
about our vacations.
Our VERY COOL and NORMAL family
chooses to vacation
at the Armpit of the Nation.
Oh, yes.
We head to Wildwood, New Jersey.
It's Klassy.
(With a capital K.)

We drive boats
and look at pretty skies.


We dream.

And share.
And laugh.
And love.
(Because it is VERY easy to do these things-
while in the armpit of the nation...)

We love being together.

And, we don't smell a thing.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?

52 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

I am totally not a traveler...so this one is going to be difficult for me, but your vacation spot looks beautiful. Great shots.

lisaschaos said...

Looks like a great vacation spot!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Oh my goodness, that last pic of the whole smiling family is totally priceless!

mimi said...

You are so pretty! And your family vaca looks like a blast :)

Dot O said...

You are so funny! I've been to Wildwood many, many times and never thought of it as the "armpit..". However, I did recently visit Atlantic City - now talk about armpits.....

Great photos. I am going to be posting about our vacation in 2007 to Busch Gardens and Water Country in Williamsburg, VA.

littletoesandcheerios said...

That looks like fun! I love Myrtle Beach...well any beach!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those are beautiful family vacation photos....it does not matter WHERE you are, it is WHO you are with.

We have a favorite spot in the mountains of N.C.
The kids can roam freely and have fun in creeks and trails...I can rest peacefully.

Trudy said...

That does look like a great vacation spot! My favorite spot is at the cabin on the lake too. It's just not a real vacation for me if there isn't water close by!

Stop by my blog...I have something for you there!

Lolli said...

It looks like a fabulous spot! Gorgeous pictures (I esp love those rays of sun shining through.) My favorite vacation spot is still Lake Tahoe, even though it's been years since I've been there.

Suki said...

Love your vacation pictures!

Liz said...

That looks like a fun vacation. My favorite vacation is ANY vacation. The hubby and I haven't been on one in 5 years so at this point I'd make the best out of anywhere... :o)

Marilyn said...

Great pictures. Looks like a lot of fun!

Puna said...

Wow, New Jersey looks like it's the place to be! Doesn't look like an armpit!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That makes me want to go on a boat now! The boy in the first photo has beautiful eyes!

Nurse Nancy said...

Love the pictures....looks like a great time was had by all!

April said...

Armpit of the nation...sounds like Atlanta to me! LOL! You crack me up! I love the pictures of your beautiful family and that sunset is breathtaking! As long as you find time to spend togehter as a
family and to enjoy each other's company, that's really all that matters!

Carmen said...

beautiful pictures, I love the water...wonderful family memories to cherish...

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

You crack me up! Hey... if there's water and a boat.... it is Klassy right?! LOL.

I think you will have fun no matter where you go. Thanks for sharing the family trip, those are the best!

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

the monkey's mama said...

So cute! My grandpa grew up in NJ and we tease him, too. My fave vacation spot is somewhere in the mountains on a lake!

drewmark19 said...

You are too funny! Land sure is expensive in NJ for it being the "armpit". My brother and sister-in-law live in Denville, NJ. We probably will be heading over to see them this summer, stopping at some fun places in PA along the way. Oh, and I must mention, you look so cute in those pictures!

Karie Lee said...

Looks like a great time!

Emily said...

You sure do make NJ look pretty:)

Life with Kaishon said...

My sister Betsy is in the picture. I look just like her.... PLUS 200 pounds : (

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Beautiful photos and what a fabulous vacation!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo with all the boats lined up. Awesome!!

drewmark19 said...

Okay, I'm a big dork referring to your sister as you. I doubt that you're 200 more than her, but I can definitely empathize with that feeling. I do have skinny Angie as my sister, after all! Take her and add 60 pounds and you have me. Sucks, doesn't it! :)

The Animator's Wife said...

I'm a transplanted Jersey Girl and KNOW despite it's reputation it is one beautiful, garden state. Well, except for those kinda armpit parts...

I also MAY own a tee-shirt that says "Jersey Girls aren't trash; trash gets picked up." It lives in my closet and never sees the light of day. ;)

Love this funny post and seeing the old stomping grounds.

Hans and Shinta viĆ° Neyst said...

Great pictures! Love them all! =)Armpit of the country? haha!!

Mental P Mama said...

My favorite place for a vacation is Montana. And now I feel like I need to plan a trip to the shore!

Alicia said...

How fun!!!!!!! My kids would love doing that!!

Vacation???? Hmmm...what's that? LOL!

My kids are easy though. They like going anywhere!!!

Erica said...

you are funny! i love your pictures! it looks like you had a blast! nothing like family, water, & a boat :)

and i'd have to say my favorite vacation spot is the beach... any beach!!

mamamia said...

looks like fun. I am glad you laugh and live together!

Billykidd said...

Sounds like so much fun! Your pictures are fantastic and that sky is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

DD said...

Hey that looks like a beautiful place, not an armpit! :-)

I am blessed because we get two great vacations every year, one with my family to the beach and one with his family to the lake! This year we get a special third to St. Thomas, just the two of us! :-)

Foursons said...

Looks like a great vacation to me-in the armpit or not! And yes, my husband drank that whole beer and I believe a 2nd one while we were there!

Julie said...

lol, I find it so funny when people call places the "armpit" of America and I love how happy they look on the boat. How much fun!

Becca said...

Girl I love this post! :-) you cracked me up and the pictures are beautiful - it totally looks fun! :-) family can make anything a vacation right?!

Pam D said...

Lord, girl. Help me. I'm looking at all of those sweet, priceless pics of your family enjoying life and love, while listening to "Surrender". And now I have tears streaming down my face and I'm not even sure why. Great job.. and the soundtrack? Perfect. Simply perfect. hugs...

Muthering Heights said...

It looks like a nice place to visit!

I don't really have a favorite place...usually somewhere with museums/historical sites, and/or a beach is good for me!

Jessi said...

Love this! You are hilarious :)

Mandi said...

How fun, I love the shot of the sky. I think anywhere is a vacation if you're having fun with family!

Herb of Grace said...

Well, I think NJ is under-rated :) We spent part of our honeymoon there! I think you made an excellent choice!

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

Just Awesome! Stopping by from SITS!

Mum-me said...

Ha ha! What a funny commentary, and gorgeous photos. Why is it called the armpit of the nation? (I'm an aussie)

Gabe's Girl said...

I love your pictures. Sounds like a great vacation to me. My favorite vacation is a road trip to nowhere or somewhere neat nature. We are going to the Grand Canyon this year. For me this is perfect. I also LOVE to camp out!!!

Martha in PA said...

"Down the shore" is a perfect family vacation! We will be headed to OC for a bit in August!

My favorite spot, was our condo in St Croix, overlooking the blue Caribbean! That was the 80s, this is now, and I LIVED in the favorite vacation spot of so many! We are home and ready to explore the NE and all it has to offer!

jlo said...

Being together is all that matters. We are headed to a resort in Scottsdale, AZ in two weeks. Can't hardly wait!!

Justin said...

Beautiful!!!! I love the sunset/sunrise over the water. You can check my photos out at: http://alookatlifethroughmyviewfinder.blogspot.com/2009/06/vaction-at-assateague-island.html

Catherine said...

You crack me up! I love those pictures and the commentary even more! Thanks for always brightening my day with your comments.

jennykate77 said...

I love the pics...looks like a great vacation spot! We take most of our extended-family vacations locally...like out at our State Park. We have a favorite camping area. However, my little family (me, Mike, and Isaiah) love to take our vacations somewhere close to a ballpark where the Cubbies are playing. That's kind of a goal each summer, to watch the Chicago Cubs play at least one game.

Jen H - Australia said...

This is so cool seeing different parts of the US through peoples blog posts!! Cool photos.
Jen H - Australia

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You said it best~being together!

Christina@ingallslife said...

just bein' together is the best, no matter where you find your selves. thanks for visiting me. hope your next vacation is as great as this one looks.