A couple of weekends ago, the weather was beautiful and relatively warm, so a bunch of my friends from New Bern (and Amanda from Raleigh) decided to take advantage of our free weekend to go kayaking. We departed from Beaufort and paddled for a solid 4 hours with a break for snacks and pictures. The day was fun and challenging all at the same time and I hope we will be able to do it again soon! Some of the pics are out of order, but you'll get the idea.
For the New Year, we went to Brooks and Lee's house in Beaufort where we caught up with old friends and shared quite a few drinks and laughs. We were stationed out of the big house for food and drink, but it also served as the baby house... so for the loud celebrating we went to the small house. The weather was gorgeous and proved to be a wonderful start to a great 2008.
Happy New Year! 12:01 am 1/1/08 in the small house in Beaufort. (Coach and I are taking pictures)
Clay Jackson was in town with his family, so he came over for the evening. We had him stop by and tune-up our washer and dryer. No, just kidding- Maytag machines don't break.
So the Holidays were great as always... busy and needed. We of course did the state tour of NC... New Bern to Elkin, Elkin to Charlotte and back, Elkin to Wilmington, Wilmington to Louisburg, and Louisburg to New Bern. We had fun visiting with the family and seeing our friends. We had such a great time that we didn't want it to end. Also, before the Holidays, we struck out to Hog Island for another trip- but this time the agenda was for the scouting and hunting of ducks. David and PK got up really early to go do their thing, and Sarah and I slept in and piddled around the Lodge and island. It was great being there without any bugs, and it was mostly very decent weather as we were on the leeward side of the island, but across the sound was a different story.
Bella posing in front of the Christmas tree. Soon after, she received a treat and her Christmas sweater.
Scrooge looks a lot like Brother Cobb... hmmm. Hahaha. We were literally frightened at the sight of him in the living room.
Typical family scene after dinner.
Bella's Christmas sweater, a hand-me-down from Cindy.
Greeting PK after a day of Hunting on the Hog.
Mama and baby horse that live on the Island.
Bella was trying to help David dock the boat.
It was FREEZING on the Cedar Island side of the sound. Sarah braving the elements.