I am going going gone to the beach!
Well, I'm not actually gone, not yet. Today is a day of packing and running errands. Tomorrow my little sister Anna and I will be flying out bright and early (6:45 a.m.!!) to Philadelphia, where my cousin will pick us up and take us to Ortley Beach, New Jersey!
My aunt has a beach house and I've been going nearly every summer as long as I can remember... except for the past two summers. So I am SO pumped to be heading back this year!
A glimpse of years past at the beach:
I'm the one that's just a head on the far left, with a blue circle in the middle of my shirt in the middle picture, and in the yellow shirt in the far right picture.
Me and my mom, I'd guess I'm maybe 14? No idea, really.
My sisters, me, and my second cousin. I drew her a swimming suit, for modesty's sake.
And finally, the coolest picture I'll ever take at the beach, ever. This was at like, 2 am. We went back every night after at the same time and it was never this foggy or awesome again.
I can't even tell you how much this place means to my family. When I look through the pictures from all the summers I've been before, I can watch myself and my sisters grow up through the pictures. One year we still have a bowl cut and the very next it's gone and we're wearing two pieces. :)
Also, fun fact: Did any of you watch the first season of Jersey Shore? Our beach happens to be right next door to their boardwalk -- and I've been there every summer of my life, too.
I'm so sorry to be leaving, especially since there's lots of newbies out there. Please stick around? I've got a post scheduled for tomorrow and then some AWESOME guest bloggers lined up to keep ya'll company while I"m gone. Please be nice to them?
Which reminds me... when I'm back, I'll be having a giveaway! I don't know what yet because I plan to buy stuffs in New Jersey! So as an extra incentive for you to be suuuper welcoming, I intend to count sincere comments on guest posts as extra entries!I'm not sure how it'll work yet, but probably not a 1:1 ratio. I'll figure it out later. :) And by sincere, I mean none of that "That's neat!" baloney. Say something real!
So for the next week, forgive me for any late answers to emails. But really, would you be answering emails if you were here?
Happy almost weekend friends!