Last weekend was wonderful!
Every year we kick off the holiday season with the Holden family during a weekend trip to Seabrook.
Seabrook is a little town established in 2004.
My in-laws (Neil and Sheryl), my brother and sister in law (Andy and Jesie), Niece (Ellie), and their dog (Toby) we all go down for at least 2 nights!
Grandma and Grandpa join us for one night.
We made this a tradition in 2010 and have stayed in the same house every year since!
There are the perfect beach cottages right by the ocean!
This is the view from "our" house.
The first night was Neil's Birthday!
Brian's adoption birthday is the same day.
He channeled his inner child coloring.
Ellie did not want to go to bed!
Just wanted to sing Happy Birthday to Papa!
Do you think this family likes fruit?
The next day we went to the new pool!
This was our first time coming when it was finished.
Neil, Andy, and Ellie
swam sat on the stairs.
Ellie was not too excited for Auntie Em to make them "Say Cheese"
When she got back on the stairs she was a happy girl.
How Beautiful is that little face!?
After the pool, Brian and I went on a little walk around this cute town!
It is such a wonderful break from reality!
Toby has come with us every year!
Next year he will have his buddy Tucker to keep him company!
Ellie gave Great Grandpa Don Don nice snuggles.
What is going on in this picture?
That would be Andy and Neil stretching.
Not an uncommon sight this trip.
Ellie is one of the smartest little 2 1/2 year olds I know!
In this picture it looks like she is reading this book...
No, she is smarter then that.
She has her books memorized!
This sweet little face looks so innocent...
Until nap time...
That would be the proud mom and dad covered in baby powder.
She had one FUN nap!
Every year I have taken a picture of Ellie in this Big Yellow Chair.
The day we go to that house and the chair is gone I may cry.
These pictures are just too precious!
We had so much fun at "A Whale of An Adventure"
Can't wait until next year!