~photo by my beautiful goddaughter, Lauren
So let me tell you about our week. We left Monday for a quick trip to the beach. For the past 10 years, my sisters and I have taken our families to the Jersey shore every summer. Yes, I said the Jersey shore. Some folks around here would sneer at that, but we really have strong feelings for the town of Ocean City, NJ. It is the loveliest, most family-friendly beach town ever. Plus, they have the best boardwalk pizza at Mack & Manco’s … Santa Claus shows up on family night at the boardwalk and I can’t even touch how perfectly wonderful he is … there is a great beach and boardwalk … all 8 of our kids are together … we participate in the sand sculpting contest (just a side note – we were so cheated this year) … surry rides … ice cream … boardwalk shopping … picnic breakfasts and lunches on the beach … and Wawa chocolate mint iced coffee. (We don’t have Wawa stores where I live, so that’s always a treat for me.)
Back to the sand sculpting contest. We thought our sand snowman was awesome. How cute is he? Floating in his big old innertube with his seashell and seaweed face and his seashell buttons? Apparently, we were a little too sure of ourselves because we didn’t win a thing. Oh well. I’m trying not to be bitter. We’ll be back next year!