Friday, August 22, 2008

You are about to discover how many vacation pictures you can really stand.

Every road trip starts with the right snacks and the right headgear (when your Suburban no longer has air conditioning, that is!).
And quite a bit of gas. When you have a Suburban.

Hyannis was fun! We had a great view of the Kennedy compound from the little beach where we hung out, and if you know us, you know just how much we appreciated that. :) It's kind of off to the right in this picture -- oops, I think it's cut off here, too bad.

Here's dear Rosie with what might be the world's oldest beach towel:
Now, see that house behind Rosie, on her right? Well, the one to the left of that, behind her and out of view, is Paul Wiley's! Remember him? From Olympic skating? Never mind.

We made friends with a family from Wisconsin. This is Lauren, their daughter, playing cards with Bridget:

The obligatory burial in sand. Ask Nick if he cares!

Life is tough -- sometimes it's a little breezy and you actually have to hold on to your beach umbrella!

Seriously, it was the fastest week I have ever experienced. We lay on the beach, read, played cards, ate, and swam. What could be better?

We enjoyed a Cape Cod League game with the Hyannis Mets (soon to be Ospreys):
More sitting, reading:

For a change, sitting and reading at Nauset Beach:

These waves are a bit daunting:

And since we're dressed up for Mass, a little photo op. Sisters:

Brothers. What, you only have a red shirt?
Oh, lucky I brought a white one too!


Rosie said...

Are you implying that I obscure the view of an entire HOUSE??

I resent that.

Bridget said...

Mama, all of those pictures are so awesome!
I'm so glad we got so many good ones.It's so great to see our whole family together.I had so much fun on that vacation.

Leila said...

Bridget, I'm so happy you like the pictures and had fun on the vacation! It was a real treat, wasn't it?

Rosie, you DO obscure that house, but in a cute, look-how-trendy-this-old-towel-is sort of way.

Note to self: time to invest in new towels, no matter how much some people object.

Suki said...

Mom, you can buy new towels, but don't throw away the good old ones!!! They're comfier!

Christi said...

Hello Lawler family! Thanks for sharing your blog. How wonderful to have everyone together for the family vacation. You have beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.
:) Christi

Debbie Pryor said...

Dear Phil and Leila,
My name is Debbie Pryor. Once, long ago, in another world I was present (thanks to my apartment mate Cathy Barr) at Nick's christening in Washington, D.C. The memory has always been special to me. Now I've tripped across your blog here in the netosphere and am so happy to have a way to say hello to you all! I hope you remember me, and I send my good wishes and prayers.