An Afternoon at the Beach…

by Janice

What a long week it has been. I wish I had more to show at the end of it too! But unfortunately it is late Friday night and I am still overwhelmed. The laundry pile stubbornly remains, (I am working on it – but it just won’t seem to disappear!) we still do not have our email mess sorted out since the crash, and we don’t even have Susan set up on a new machine yet. (She wants to go with another Dell, so we have to wait for it to arrive.) For all of you waiting for listings, please hold on – it will be a bit before we are caught up.

But I did manage to get away from my computer and my messy house this afternoon for Jackson’s school field trip to the beach. It was a beautiful afternoon and Jackson and his friends had a great time.

Here are a couple shots from the day.


I hope you have a great, restful Memorial Day weekend! What are you planning on doing? Are you heading out of town, or relaxing at home? We are in Canada – so we had our holiday last weekend. (Hence the tons of laundry from our weekend away.) So this weekend, I will be here, at my computer, trying to get caught up. But I am not complaining – I did have a wonderful trip away last weekend. Because Susan still had the camera in Italy, I didn’t have it with me on. So that is why I haven’t posted any pictures from that trip.

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1 kailani May 26, 2007 at 4:14 am

I bet Jackson was thrilled that you came along! It’s so great when you’re able to get involved with school outings!


2 Adventures In Babywearing May 26, 2007 at 7:00 am

Oh- those pics are great! We’ll be heading to the beach sometime soon. We live just minutes from Lake Michigan. This Memorial Day we’re supposed to go to a friend’s BBQ but their child now has pneumonia! AH! Hopefully it will all work out!

Hope you get that laundry done at a rapid pace!


3 Suburban Oblivion May 26, 2007 at 8:22 am

Great pics! I love candid shots like that!

Nothing major planned here, kicking back and relaxing as much as possible.


4 Carey May 26, 2007 at 8:35 am

Great photos. He looks like hes having fun.
No worries about the laundry…it will always be there.


5 amy May 26, 2007 at 8:43 am

It looks like he’s walking on water! Great pics. :)


6 Twisted Cinderella May 26, 2007 at 9:18 am

Looks like a lot of fun! Great pics! I am from Canada too, so no long weekend for me!


7 Barb May 26, 2007 at 9:27 am

Well, I’d love to say we’re spending the holiday at the beach, Janice, but alas, we’re spending the holiday in the backyard. LOL

You haven’t said much about the pregnancy lately – I hope that means you’re finally feeling really great and enjoying getting big. :-)


8 Aasha May 26, 2007 at 12:21 pm

What a beautiful picture. I love the one of him in the water. No plans this weekend except to bbq in the backyard. Father in law and his woman friend will be joining us. He misses his grandbabies. So that should be relaxing. Today we’re going to brave a trip to IKEA again to exchange some patio chairs (too small) and head to the swap meet to buy loads of flowers to put throughout the house.

Hafe a safe weekend also.


9 Susanne May 26, 2007 at 12:59 pm

The beach looks great. Screams summer time!


10 jen May 26, 2007 at 3:20 pm

oh i dont like it when the laundry gets like that. Can you afford to take it to a laundromat it will be done in a jiffy and then you will be all caught up :)

cool school trip hope Jackson enjoyed it great photos at the beginning of the year billys school went to the beach and they learnt about life saving too it was a really good trip pleased you caught up with some housework


11 Blue House Mom May 26, 2007 at 4:37 pm

Great beach photos! Laundry can always wait, can’t it? That’s what I tell myself…


12 Angel Mama May 26, 2007 at 11:40 pm

Great photos. I love the beach.

Angel Mama ():)


13 Casual Friday Everyday May 27, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Looks to me like a really great time!

BTW – I’ve tagged you and your sis’ for a fun blog game if you want to play ;)


14 melody May 27, 2007 at 8:37 pm

Fun photos. Oh, I’ll miss our beach time this summer because we’ll be moving. So if any of you commenting folks post beach photos this summer, let me know so I may live my beach time through you. :)


15 eph2810 May 28, 2007 at 2:03 pm

Looks like you had a wonderful time at the beach. I love the beach.
We are home this weekend, relaxing. We do not like to travel during busy weekends–I am not so good sitting in traffic.

Be blessed today and always.


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