The Hog!

A couple of weekends ago, we went with Sarah and David Madison (the newlyweds) to Hog Island. This is a private island that was donated to camp, and actually used to be an entire village in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It also served as a hunting lodge well into the 20th century. But now, the lodge and island, belong to Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer-- so we run programs and trips out to the Hog during the summer. We just wanted to go for a weekend to hang out and to see if the rumors of it being haunted are true. We had a blast...David cooked the best Shrimp and Grits I have EVER had, and then we listened to music and played cards all night. Consequently, that same night Kentucky beat Louisville (which a hardcore KY fan friend of mine wanted to make sure was included since it is so important). Happy now, Mac? Anyway, we didn't see any ghosts but we were awakened in the middle of the night by the island's wild horses causing a ruckus outside our windows. Its such an amazing place.

Bella loved the island, and thought she was being really fierce with the crab pot bouy in the water. That's me and Sarah after making our way through the marsh on the island...don't ask. Anyway, then we cleaned the main lodge and a little of the kitchen as it was left in disarray after the summer. The last picture is of our ride back on the Baby Whaler that we used-- since the skiff was out of commission. You can see Hog Island behind us.

P is for Party!

Over Labor Day we traveled up to Elkin for an engagement party for Will and Laurel, and although I did not take many pictures, these are a couple that I thought were fun. Anyway it was a great time. The following weekend was Elizabeth Seeger's 30th birthday party. Coach was facilitating a weekend at camp and so Kristen Bentzen and I went for a fun girls night.

Adam and Cindy Beshears-- two of my favorites. And no, Adam is not missing any teeth, he has a piece of candy in his mouth.

Coach and I were watching the ping-pong games and posed for a picture. At the B-day party, we were trying to go back a few years in the time machine. Unfortunately, we tried the experiment without a sufficient power source--so next time we are certain it will work. Elizabeth and Ryan are smiling about the popularity of their time machine. Haha-- it was a great night.

Bella's Photo Shoot

Bella was being so freaking cute one afternoon, so I just started taking some pictures and she totally started posing. Haha. She is so funny.

Sarah and David Tie the Knot

Coach and I left Wild Dunes to fly out of Wilmington to attend the wedding of Sarah Kronour and David Madison in Ohio. The happy couple met at camp and now live in New Bern, as Sarah is the marketing director at camp. We had a great time at the wedding and are excited about all of the fun we will have living in New Bern. Check out the beautiful setting for this wedding. The colors were amazing. That's Sarah and David saying their vows, Coleman and Matt being ushers, and the entire camp crew at the wedding.

Coach and me after some dancing, David and Coach busting a move, and Sarah getting as low as she could for the "a little bit softer now" part of "Shout".


After camp ended, we went down for the last full week in August to Wild Dunes, SC for Coach's family vacation. Our friends, Alison and Addrian came down for a couple of days to hand out. We practiced the SHAG at the pavilion, played tennis and bocce, relaxed on the beach, and drove around in the resort's free rental BMW's all week. It was a much needed break from our summer at camp. I wish we were still there.

More of the fun. After Dancing, we needed some rest.

Sunshine and Summertime in Pamlico County

As we all know, summer is always best when spent at Camp Seafarer (and Sea Gull for Coach)! This summer was a wonderfully busy time filled with lots of memories and fun. Although hot and tiresome, working at camp is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had and this summer was no different. Being a Head Counselor was the MOST fun, and also the MOST challenging position I have had yet. Combine that with Coach taking on a new full-time professional job for camp, and you have one hectic summer! Regardless of the schedule, we threw in two spectacular weddings and we even made time for a little relaxing fun here and there. So, enjoy the pictures as I attempted to highlight some of the things that went on with us this summer.

The Air Staff gearing up for some time on the Neuse River and the Fourth of July parade, two great pilots, the turtles on opening day, and Coach and me figuring out the apparent candy situation at the dance.

The Camp One Turtles have all the fun... I love them. They're tiny.

Fun times had by all at Allison and Will's July wedding on the coast! It was special to be able to spend that time with Peace College friends.