The Adams Family

We’re kooky, but hopefully not too creepy…

Michigan Getaway May 20, 2009

Filed under: Elyse,Vacations — hjhadams @ 11:33 pm

Jim had some time off of work before starting his new job, so two weeks ago we headed to Michigan for a few days.  We drove to Saugatuck and stayed on the Kalamazoo River. 

On Tuesday we drove to Holland, MI, to check out the Tulip Festival.

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After the Tulip Festival we drove to Lake Michigan to check out the beach.  It was SO beautiful, and the water was so clear…makes me sad that the beaches on our side of the lake aren’t so nice. 

Elyse LOVED the sand.  She was so interested in it, and was covered head to toe by the time we left.

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Of course she had to have a taste

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Helping daddy dig

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We had a really great time even though it was a quick trip.  We were able to relax for a few days before Jim had to go back to the “real world”.

 

Cruisin’ April 23, 2009

Filed under: Family,Vacations — hjhadams @ 10:20 am

Last week we were lucky enough to go on a cruise with Nana & Dede (Jim’s mom & dad) and also Aunt Kym, Uncle Kenneth and cousins Kelsey & Collins.  (Kym is Jim’s sister.)  We left Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday the 11th and cruised around the Gulf of Mexico until Thursday the 16th.  We had a wonderful time!

Here we are getting ready to set sail (or whatever it is called)

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Here’s Elyse with Nana & Dede…we got to celebrate Dede’s birthday on the cruise!

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And Elyse feeling very tired at dinner

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Our first stop on the cruise was Progresso, Mexico.  Here’s Elyse with Kelsey & Collins on the beach!

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Cooling off in the Gulf with Mama & Daddy

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Loving her new dress that we bought in Mexico

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Being a ham for the camera

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Catching some rays on the deck of the ship on our last day

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(She isn’t crying…I think she was in the middle of her sentence.)

 

At dinner we let her try some “real” food…she LOVED the rolls and was not happy if you took it away from her!

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At dinner our last night on the cruise – Nana, Daddy & Elyse

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Checking out the cool animal the steward left for our last night

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When we returned to dry land we spent two days at Nana & Dede’s house on Dauphin Island…it was Elyse’s first time getting to visit the island!

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California Dreaming January 15, 2009

Filed under: Elyse,Family,Vacations — hjhadams @ 1:23 pm

We were lucky enough to go on a fabulous family vacation last week, thanks to my parents (Grandpa & Mimi).  We stayed in Newport Coast, California…and it was absolutely great.  Although the weather was “cold” (according to the locals), we loved every minute of it and had a wonderful time.

On Sunday we went to the Santa Monica Pier

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Ready for her first walk on the beach

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Posing like professionals on the beach

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Alyssa & Justin getting ready to dip their feet in the Pacific

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Grandpa, Mimi, Elyse & Daddy overlooking the ocean

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David & Michele in front of the Brady Bunch house!

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Elyse in the pool with Daddy

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At the San Diego Zoo

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Our last morning on the beach  😦

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