Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Weekend on the Eastern Shore

Right after Lucy's birthday we spent the weekend in St. Michaels with Teddy and his parents and their home. It was very fun. 

But! Before we begin to regale you with tales of our lazy summer weekend, there is BIG news in the Jothen family tonight. Another cousin has entered our family! Now our boy cousins / nephews outweigh the girls, 2 to 1. As we celebrate the birth of new family member, we are reminded what a blessing each new life is. Another cousin to play with! He has entered the world so loved already and brought joy to so many, including us. Welcome little one, you picked a great family to join. Just wait until the next Jothen family vacation. You'll see. 

And of course, we are so grateful for our Teddy. He shares his house with us. Uncle Kevin took Daddy crabbing, we spent hours in the pool, we made ice cream. This idyllic place, experiences are something out of a movie. Life, laughter, family. There isn't anything that could fill our hearts more. 

Lucy wouldn't leave the top step. She could splash up there all day long.
Raft time!
Relaxing with Nonna.
No one cared that the children had climbed into the Foosball table.
We wanted to eat an uninterrupted dinner and it kept them occupied
for a surprising long period of time. 
Daddy setting off fireworks!
The crowds ooohs and ahhs.
Love Teddy curls.
Watching the fireworks.
Checking out the catch!
Oldest cousin always gets to control all the fun. 
Marcot-man snack. Made by the Marcot girls.
 First and last time that will ever happen.
Ready to relax poolside!
Lucy in her sundress and sun hat. 
Going for a boat ride!
All of their expressions are priceless. 

Making cookies and cream ice cream!
Aunt Katie might kill me for posting this but it is just too adorable not to.
Teddy loved jumping in like his older cousin.
Lucy love. 
Cooked crabs.
Yea! Crabs again for dinner!
Creepy and kinda cute. More creepy. 
Yummy home made ice cream!!
I wish Teddy lived closer. I wish every summer night was spent on the eastern shore with him. You can breath easier, rest harder and live as family being together is the most important thing in the world.

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