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Monday, August 8, 2016

2016 OBX trip to Hatteras in the books.



 Traditions- some shift, some are left behind and some new are created. This was the case for the 8th annual OBX trip for the Leithausers!  Our first trip did not include the Christophers- Sarah was pregnant! We were just with my parents exploring a new area I'd only heard about and had always wanted to see.  What fun we've had celebrating Louisa's birthday all the years following- eight years old this year- wow!  We love exploring Ocracoke Island and always visit the book store. This year no one wanted to play on the creative tire swing.  However we shifted to the evening this year and added a fun night of song, story and smiles at the Ocrafolk Opry.

The beach trip is all about family- family dinners, family outings, family beach time.  This year we added kid cooking night! Nana led the kids in a delicious meal- letting her kids (the kids parents enjoy a night completely off together.  Outings included the return of sailing- a bit hit with the big kids last year- yay Pap! Matt and Joe did a great job taking all the kids for a morning on the bay.  I love yoga with the ocean breeze, crashing waves, warm sun and just a tiny bit less to push from my mind.  We also love reading, finding new reads at the fabulous stores- a new stop at the Buxton store was a treat!  Games including camp cards and charades filled the evenings. These darling kids are growing up together,  this year was Clare driving- working on those permit hours! The Cousin show to wrap up the week was another hit and one for the memory book!

Life on Newark-Granville Road loves a trip to the beach with the Stoner family.  It is in the books and documented for prosperity on the blog...thanks for sharing it with me.  The pictures and typing take me back to a very happy place.

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