Family: home again …. home again … jiggety-jog!

Did ya miss me?
Last Sunday (June 29) … we headed out uber early for a week’s vacation. With two teens and a tween, it can be quite difficult to eke out a week of relaxing and enjoying but we managed to schedule last week as our vacation-week.

The first few days were spent with amazing friends (who are more like family) in Raleigh, North Carolina. We lived down there for a few years, and these folks were our across-the-street neighbors … and we miss them so very much! Had a great time hanging with them at their community pool, watching swim lessons, almost setting the deck on fire with our cookout, and just enjoying catching up.

Raleigh .... Jun 29-Jul 1, '14

Raleigh …. Jun 29-Jul 1, ’14

Then we headed to the North Carolina mountains. Did you know there are two kind of NC folks? Beach folks and mountain folks … we are definitely MOUNTAIN folks! We stayed in a great condo in Banner Elk … lake with paddle boats, fishing and putt-putt … and near the gorgeous mountains that rarely get above the 80s in the summer.
Banner Elk (Festiva), NC

Banner Elk (Festiva) … Jul 1 – 3, ’14

We ended our vacation, visiting dh’s family in the Clemson area of South Carolina. The Upstate is a wonderful spot for family to gather up and enjoy each other. After the minimal effects of Hurricane Arthur … we had gorgeous, low-humidity, days (and nights) of outdoor eating and playing.
Clemson ... Jul 3-6, '14

Clemson … Jul 3-6, ’14

Hard to come back … but lots to do with camps for the kiddoes … work for the kiddoes … and on and on …. But, all worth it.

We are so very blessed.

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