Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sister Love

Hi everyone!!! Hope you had a great weekend! I did. I returned from my sister's weekend trip last night and was exhausted!
We had a blast at Atlantic City on Friday night and then on Saturday went to my parent's beach house in N. Wildwood.
Although one of my sisters couldn't make it this year---it was great to see the rest of them and have time to catch up and have FUN!

To fill you in: I am one of eight children. The oldest is a boy and the rest are all girls. About fifteen years ago a few of us decided to head to the shore to clean my parents shore house to get ready for the summer season and we had such a fabulous time. After that....more joined in until it became an annual event in the spring. Each year we set the date around Christmas and everyone tries their hardest to get there. This year all but one could make it. (Yes, we invite my brother. He came one year but I think it freaked him out a bit!!)

Here are the sisters that made it:
L to R: Clare (youngest: eighth child); Kate (third child); Biz (fifth child); Jeanne (sixth child); Re (second child; oldest girl); Cam (seventh child: gifted and exceptional :) Of course I had to get a beach picture. My sister Re and I spent Sunday afternoon reading on the beach (heaven!)
The weekend was gorgeous so we took lots of walks. This is L to R: Biz, Me, Lindsay (my cousin who often comes to sister's weekend too since she is like our adopted sister), Re.
Be back tomorrow with something crafty! Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Donna said...

Great pictures, Carolyn. It looks like you had a relaxing time together. Remember the fun times and hope they never end for you!

Kitty said...

What a wonderful tradition.... a fun time with your sisters.... And on the beach....and a service to your parents by getting the house ready! Sounds perfect!

Re said...

what a nice weekend to add to the memory bank...great to see you Cam:)
Re

Erin Smetak said...

What a wonderful bonding thing to do with your sisters! How blessed are you to have that many sisters! I only have one and she annoys me! LOL! And how nice to gather at the beach!!! I'm sure you have lots of wonderful memories of your get togethers as well as many more memories to come!
Thanks for sharing your family with us!

Michelle said...

Glad you had a great weekend, oh gifted and exceptional one! :) LOVED the pics!!!

Patti J said...

How lucky you are to have a large family that is close to one another. What a blessing! So happy that you had a good time with your sis' and that beach looks like such a calm and relaxing haven! Thanks for sharing your weekend with us.

yvette said...

Cammie how awesome we spent so many summers at wildwood and seaside heights I had no idea you were from Jersey.....I sure miss being "down the shore"....I would love to have a house up there again

Gabriela said...

What? No bikinis?

(glad you had a great time - your photos are Fab!)

Anonymous said...

Gabriela - LMAO! bikinis?!?!? those were the days.

Cam - so glad to be "blog famous" - Jeanne will love it.

Miss you (already) and love you, can't wait till July,
Biz

debbie said...

sounds like a great time!

Harriet Skelly said...

What fun Cammie! I used to live in Ventnor in the summers when I was a kid and lived in Phila. and would love going to the beach and to the boardwalk in Atlantic city!

Casmiles said...

What a great tradition. It makes you try harder to make that annual trek when you make it tradition. Think of all the wonderful memories you're making!

Mary said...

I love your tradition. It's wonderful that you and your sisters get togetether every year. So your a Jersey girl too? It has been many,many years since I have been to Atlantic City. I used to go there lots as well as Seaside Heights. I hope to be going to NJ this summer for a family reunion. We will be going to the shore too. :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

Mary

Maria Levine said...

What great photos! Looks like a great time! WOW, one of 8! I'm an only child so I can't imagine. I have a friend who is the oldest of 8 and I remember that house being crazy! TFS!

Joanne (jojot) said...

treasure these getaways.....how precious time is with family/friends

Melanie said...

hee hee, like your notes!

great pics, glad your trip went well!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OH what GREAT pictures! I didn't realize you had so many siblings. Looks like you had a great time in Wildwood. We love Wildwood and can't wait to go! Our youngest asks....Ohhh....just about EVERY day if it's time to go to the beach yet, lol! :)

Ellen said...

What a fabulous trip! I am one of seven there are 6 girls and one brother. I would love to have all my sisters plan an annual event. Thanks for the inspiration!