Warning… Alarms going off…mass confusion all around…alarms still sounding…  Our family looks at each other and all agree, It’s time to VACATE the house.  To stop dead in our tracks… leave all the “stuff” that is going on in our lives right now at the door and head East to “not think and play way too much!”

And vacate we have.  We left yesterday for our favorite September Location… aka.. Myrtle Beach.  And it could not have come at a better time.  We are in much need of a vacation.  And the best part is that my whole family is here under one roof…  my parents, my sister and her family, my grandparents… oh fun.

We found out last night that there will be a new face here next year.  My sister is preggers with her second child and they informed us that next year we will have a BOY added to this crazy clan.  We are thrilled!  A boy.  And better yet, a wonderful cousin for Frankie who won’t have to be surrounded by girls all the time! 

The girls are beyond themselves to be at the beach.  At 6:30 am we already have boat riders waiting on the adults to wake up and take them down to the beach.

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not to mention the night before and trying to get them to go to bed…

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I must say as much as this is a total peace of family vacation togetherness… There is not a moment that goes by that I do not think of our son Frankie…  I long for him to one day be able to share these times together with his family.  He will, would it not be great if he was here next year?  Oh how I wish that was possible.  I was watching some children playing on the beach yesterday and all I could think about was seeing him playing as well.  With his sisters and his family.  Someday, when he is here with us he’ll look forward to this week just as much as we all do!