Monday, 30 August 2010

Getting back to normal...somewhat

Well August has flown by after flying back to the states to visit family and friends in a frenzy of running around. I thought I would have a bit more free time to keep up on the blogging while away but as you can see that did not happen as planned. There was just not enough time to fit everyone in that I wanted to so sorry to all I missed. Our trip was cut shorter due to the extra travel time needed to and from the Carolina's. So we arrived back in NJ just in time to fly back to England. It was nice getting to see those we could fit in but sad to not get to everyone. One highlight was that we did get to see my very good long time friend Victoria and her family on the way back to NJ although only for a few hours but after not seeing her for a few years it was nice to hug and catch up. Especially since we have been friends for over 30 years now! I cannot believe how time has flown. It was nice seeing my father, Brother and SIL too since we have not seen them since last year and of course my sister and the kids too. they are getting so big. North and South Carolina were beautiful but hot and sticky. The weather here back in England is so nice and cool in comparison although the DH is complaining already about the cooler weather.(he did not get to deal with the allergies and asthma attacks plaguing Belle and myself the whole time with the icky weather) So now that we are mostly unpacked and getting back to normal activities I am hoping to start on a few projects tomorrow. I was able to find allot of goodies to add to my crafting supplies back in the states especially when raiding my sisters stash...he he. I will post some of those after the next few days. I also found some goodies for giveaways so keep and eye out over the next few weeks. For now I will leave off with some of the highlights of our visits.

Beautiful moss hanging from the trees in South Carolina.
and the bird nests Belle made with it.
The beautiful view from our living room deck in South Carolina.
A tradition we always have to have a Mickey Ice cream even if it is raining.
Enjoying an evening walking along the beach.
A sweet surprise awaited us for our Anniversary....
My friend Victoria's dog Bruno. Such a sweetie and so well behaved.
The old Barn at Dads. It is a tradition for me to take a picture every time we visit.
Dad and Belle catching a few fish in the pond out back.
Thanks for visiting and Don't forget to enter our Blog candy over at Scrapping Sisters Sea to Sea. Wishing you a good evening and enjoyable bank Holiday tomorrow. Angela


Dawn said...

Oh I am so glad you had a nice trip and are safely home. Excited to see all your goodies.
I love to visit the south and have missed out the last couple years.
Great pictures to share

Poppet said...

Great photos Angela, I can't wait to see your LOs and stash you fetched back. :-) xx

vintagesusie & wings said...

I ADORE the photo of the two kids fishing!!! So sweet & tender.
Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog. Finding lost friends has got to be one of the highlights in ones life, to sit with someone who has enough history with you to understand why you are you is pure...magic!