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Thursday, August 24, 2006

St. John's Girls Dining on the Beach

Wow, don't we look glamourous. This was taken during our private St. John's Reunion dinner on the beach on our last night at the El Dorado Royale resort south of Cancun on the Mayan Riviera (April 2006). Pictured from left to right are: Frances Yankie, Maria Host Steen, me (Beth Geesey Holmes), Tomi Griffin, Marianne Ludka Hulsey, Jennifer Devlin. As you can see it was windy out there, and we had a bit of wine to drink! It was really just a grown up version of an 8th grade party. We used to have dances on Friday evenings every other month in the cafeteria which we decorated and found a way to dim the lighting in. Grown up is better since we could serve wine and we are over that 13 year old angst (well mostly anyway)!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

At the Boardwalk in Wildwood

We just returned from a week at the Jersey Shore in Stone Harbor, NJ. It was a great vacation and good to get away. A Summer isn't complete for me without at least a long weekend at the Jersey Shore. My Mom has a house in Stone Harbor a block and a half from the beach and she doesn't mind us staying there as much as we like! Too bad I don't have more vacation time. One of the afternoons we were there we all headed off to the Boardwalk in Wildwood which is the town next door on the neighboring coastal island. It has a Boardwalk complete with rides on three piers and lots of unhealthy food. It was a big day for all of us as Emma is now tall enough to ride the real big roller coasters including the Great White. She and Uncle Ron and Daddy (Jim) had a great time riding both of the coasters. Emma even sweet talked Uncle Ron into riding the log ride with her. My sister Kate's 7 month old twins also had their first carousel ride.

Emma thrilled to be tall enough to ride the big roller coasters! Below is a photo taken with Daddy right after she got off the roller coaster

Emma and Uncle Ron on the log ride right after the last big drop

The twins: Amelia and Nikolas -- Riding in style in their new double jog stroller