Thursday, July 23, 2009


Eric fished the sound during our beach week. The slideshow includes a sampling of his catch!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This isn't a plug for Keifer Sutherland and his hit TV show, although I hear it is pretty good. Instead, it is the size of the group that we have staying in Buxton for our annual beach week. We have Don and Carolee to thank for this brood, since they begat Jeff, Linda, Carolee and Kristyne, and they all got married, and begat Renee, Andrea, Melissa, Matthew, Stephen, Greg, Kortnie, Eric, Erika, Chance, Dakota and Santana, who have yet to begat a whole lot of kids to date (just a few), which is fine with their parents because most of them are not married and are still way too young!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ice Cream Man

I'm your ice cream man, stop me when I'm passin' by
Oh my my, I'm your ice cream man, stop me when I'm passin' by
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy!

A little jog down memory lane for those of you who are Van Halen fans! The ice cream man drove down our street on July 4th and our kids (in their early 20's) bolted out the door. Ahhhh....memories of a forgotten youth!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Heifer and the Blowfish

Carolee and I made a trip up the beach to Manteo on Tuesday to do a little accessory shopping for the house (for those of you who have stayed in MBR2 you will be glad to know that we finally have lamps!). The trip was a success with a rug, lamps and pictures purchased from Manteo Furniture and The Cottage Shop.

While strolling the shops at the Manteo Waterfront, we ran into this little jewel in a local art gallery. This whimsical blowfish has a dual purpose...a nice decorative item for the house, but more importantly it will serve as our piggy bank for Heifer International ( We have a long standing family tradition of saving our spare change and donating it to Heifer. Check out their website when you get a chance...a donation can buy a buffalo, bees, chicks, etc. and help sustain a needy family and village.