OBX 2012

Now as many of you know, I am a born and breed Jersey Girl! This includes a deep love of the Jersey shore...not the MTV one {YUCK!!!!} the real one!
I love the sand, the ocean, and the boardwalk! Johnson's Popcorn, Kohr's brothers ice cream, and Shiver's candies!
But finding a place near the beach with a family of 12 is difficult in NJ.
So we decided to go south!
This past week my family and the rest of the Holland clan took a vacation to The Outer Banks...our first time.
I thought I would share some pictures of our week!

 We spent a lot of time in the pool! Lizzy and Jake just loved it! By the end our week Jake was swimming without his vest...he was very excited.

 The beaches are beautiful...but very different than the ones at home. Lots of dunes which makes it challenging to get on and off the beach. But that didn't stop the kids from having a great time. Between the sand playing and the waves and the really cool pelicans diving for fish just a few yards from us, we had a great time!

 One evening had just the perfect light for a photo shoot on the beach...we told the kids to not get wet, that didn't last long!

I even got in a picture!

 On the 4th of July we spent the morning at the North Carolina State Aquarium in Roanoke. Honestly, it was just too hot to go to the beach. We burned our feet the first day getting off the beach it was so hot and this day was even hotter. So off to the air conditioned Aquarium!
 The only thing Lizzy wanted to see were turtles...and she got them.

 These were just what Jake wanted!

 My sister-in-law set up a sweet candy hunt to help us celebrate the holiday

We were able to watch fireworks right from our top deck

 time to throw some snapps...remember those. You just throw them on the ground and they pop. It was a big hit with all the kids!

 Did I mention how hot it was??? Just check these pictures out!

 Jake and Jeff spent a lot of time in the game room...with Foosball and a few arcade games they were in their glory!

 One quick family picture before bedtime!
And our time has come to an end...it was fun filled and fast.
We can't wait to return and see more of what OBX has to offer!
There was just too much to do in one visit.

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