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Blissful Beach

We have just returned from a week in what we considered almost paradise, better known as Gulf Shores. What a great time we had swimming and sunning, visiting with good friends, and eating lots of yummy food (and drinking lots of yummy wine!).  Don’t we look relaxed and happy?


Maybe I will find time to post more pics and some details from our trip later.

But for now it’s back to planning mode: I returned with my laundry done, only to realize sports and “extra-curricular” activities begin next week, and honestly, so should Horne Elementary (hat tip to Angie). So I am scrambling to finish pulling together the final pieces of our schedule and pretend that I am really, really organized and ready to jump into this home schooling thing. Heheh.

I leave you with a pic of what I think are the cutest set of kids in the world, but I’m probably a little biased:


Edited to add: pics are posted. I only uploaded 90 of the 188 shots we took. Don’t worry, you can thank me later.

Further Edited to add: I hope all our readers know, I was not the person who made the comment about the fat guy. No sirree!!


  1. Peter
    Aug 20, 2008

    Wow… I can only imagine what a great time you guys must have had! Especially with a gaggle of kid-ful friends nearby…

    Welcome back, and thanks for bringing the Fall weather (I’m going to assume it was you unless I hear otherwise).

  2. Mom/Ruth
    Aug 21, 2008

    It sounds — and looks, according to all the pics — like a super fun trip! Glad you got to spend time with so many friends. Were the boys intentionally going for the same smile/expression in the blog picture? I love it.

  3. Angie
    Aug 21, 2008

    I, too, am noticing the facial expressions on the boys’ faces. Very cute/handsome/etc. And Abigail is as pretty as ever!

  4. Aunt Jamison
    Aug 21, 2008

    Beautiful!!!! =)

  5. Peggy
    Aug 21, 2008

    The pics are great! I’m glad y’all had fun in good ole AL!

  6. jennifer
    Aug 22, 2008

    Glad you all had fun!

  7. Thi Nguyen
    Sep 11, 2008

    Wild! the kids are grown, almost. I am glad to see everything are growing and doing well at the Horn family. Please ask Jay to email me. I have a favor to ask of him.


  8. Grandpa
    Sep 21, 2008

    you’re not biased…since i fully agree…cutest kids going…