Monday, September 10, 2007

4 men and a baby......and a lady



wow!!! what an amazing trip we just went on to the Outer Banks. it was so relaxing, the weather was perfect, the food was awesome, and the fellowship fabulous. usually when i am on vacation i am ready to get home. you see i am a homebody by nature. i always have been, always will be. i like being surrounded by things that i know. this trip was different. i could have stayed for a lot longer. life just seems simpler on the beach. of course the mountains aren't so bad themselves. brother ben, noah, chris, worth, BellaRose and myself were there. ashlee came for a couple of days (she owns a Chick-fil-a in raleigh go visit) and then it was just me and the men. i think that BellaRose already has them wrapped around her little finger. there was much surfing, fishing, skateboarding, and beach cruising to be had. i know that there are a whole lot of pictures, but we took a whole so we had to share. the bottom 2 pictures are from ashlee's lake house. it was a wonderful way to end the trip. BellaRose even got in the water. she is doing so well. she is talking so much and grapping her feet. it is amazing to watch her grow and go through all these changes. worth would like to add a few words......

So yeah, I'll blog it up 'cause I know all these moms want to hear about surfing and stuff. So there we were, the waves were what, 10 or 12 feet or so? NOT. But we had a lot of fun. It's cool to look back to the beach and see command post central set up there and know your wife and daughter are there. Of course they don't care if you just got a good wave or not. . . .probably weren't even looking but it's still a cool thought to a dad. We could have used that monster truck (GRAVE DIGGER!!!! 2000 tons of car crushing madness, you know the one)to carry all that crap to the beach I know that. Our friends are the greatest and helped us carry it all. And that skatepark, 'yall know you want to hear how the park tour is going. . . well I'll tell 'ya. I felt like a punk. That place was steeper, deeper, and tighter than I thought when I saw pictures and said I wanted to go there. But Ben, Chris, and Noah all went AND skated and I think they had fun too. Remember kids, always wear a helmet. Wakeboarding??? There is a sport I'll never master but ole Michael Lawson sure has. That's about all I have to say about that. Is there any shrimp left on the outer banks or did we eat ALL of it?







































































19 comments:

sunday said...

i am not finished with this post!!! it posted too early. come back for more!

Courtney said...

I love those pictures of Noah and Chris with BellaRose! So cute! I'll be back too.. don't worry!

Becky and Jeremiah Swann said...

I will comment again when you are finished with this one but Jeremiah and I just had a huge discussion about how cute BellaRose is! We can't get over it!

MC and Brian Phillips said...

Oh cool! Chris Baxter...long time no see! Looks like y'all had so much fun. I saw the documentary on krumping too by the way....good grief!

Becky and Jeremiah Swann said...

Oh man I'm so glad you had a good relaxing time, just what the doctor ordered! I think Worth should always write in these things! What a cool dad he is. (I can picture him checking this alot to see if people are commenting) We are reeling him into the blog world, Worth, next it will be live kite! right Sun?

Nunya said...

Worth,
Blogging????? You are better than that. I resent you for making me write this.

Heidi and Richard King said...

OOOh, Jeremiah is in on the whole blogging world too. Don't try to hide behind your ambiguous code name - Nunya.
Sunday, what a cool "holiday" (I have decided to call vacation "holiday" like they do in every other country). Looks like you had so much fun with your own live XGames to watch. I think you all are great and really know how to LIVE! I love the pic of Bella Rose in her little chair thinging.

KatieKate said...

oh my gosh- is that seriously Baxter? Talk about flashback.

um...I have totally seen GraveDigger in person. Yes. Yes, I have.

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

Myron appreciates worth's words of wisdonm....oh and the skate pictures.....AND THE WAKEBOARDING pictures....he might be a little envious...

NO pictures of ashlee...come on! gotta see that girl.

i am glad you had fun. i am very sad I wont get to see you next week. vERY SAD!!!! Better see you in December!!

Courtney said...

What a fun time.. Again I am so jealous! And BellaRose is as cute as ever! I can't wait to see her soon.. I just need to figure out when I'm going to come up! Amazing pics too.. I'm glad you shared all of them.

sunday said...

it is true, it is chris baxter, in the flesh!

Niki said...

That looks like so much fun. I can't believe BellaRose has gone to the beach more than I have this summer! She is such a lucky little girl to have parents that love to go on Holiday (as Heidi and all the Europeans say) to the shore. I love the pictures.

Niki said...

And I forgot to say that the moustache on Noah is so funny. I don't know if it's supposed to be, but it is.

sunday said...

i think that it is supposed to be funny!

Becky and Jeremiah Swann said...

How did you get that city tracker thing? And who do you know in Abu Dhabi? cool

Walker James Kirkland said...

What wonderful pictures--looks like a great family trip! Hope you're well and looking forward to seeing you next month! :)

sunday said...

i think that someone must have just found my blog, b/c i can't think of anyone i know there. just click on the neo tracker thing and allow pop-ups on your computer and it will come up. erin i can't wait to see you too! should be a good time.

Shanna, Adam and Gracen said...

i LOVE that top picture of you and bellarose. so sweet!! glad you had a wonderful time.

i really thought i commented on your last post, but it doesn't seem to be there. i don't remember what i said, but i recall it was excessively long. oh well, it was something regarding your wonderful insight. oh well, perhaps it will pop up in a few months...

Just April... said...

I am at the Outer Banks right now, Sunday! Been here since last Saturday night...wonder if we overlapped a few days and didn't know it!? Our family has really enjoyed it, too - love this place! Although, I have to admit... watching the live XGames with those boys was probably a rather fun added activity!