Sunday, August 26, 2012


   Greg and I just returned last week from the Outer Banks, NC.  It was the first time I have ever been there but hopefully not the last.  It was so picturesque.  The entire island was covered with colorful beach houses with huge porches rapping around each level of the house.  We spent the entire week going to the beach and reading by the pool.  We ate great food and had a lot of family bonding time.  My favorite moment of the entire trip was playing Balderdash with the family.  I was laughing so hard.  

  Our first full day was spent going to church and then visiting Kitty Hawk!  Kitty Hawk is where the Wright Brothers had there first successful flight.  We visited a museum built to honor the Wright Brothers.  In the museum was a working replica of the plane the Wright Brothers flew.  Mama Melissa brought a kite for each one of us to fly.  Below is a picture of Greg with his!  

The entire family by the plane replica minus Megan, who couldn't get off work for the trip :(
If you squint your eyes you will see each of us holding our kites.
Mama Melissa with her kite!  Mama Melissa tried so hard all week long to get her kite to fly and finally  on our last day  it did!
   The rest of the week was spent at the beach mostly at the beach.  The family collected sea shells, Emily dug for mole crabs, Greg and Matthew went boogie boarding, we played bocce ball, a sand creature was made, sand castles were built, and we all jumped waves.

  Emily got her hair wrapped and it made her look even cuter than she was before, if that is even possible.

   Greg was really into sea fishing.  He would wake up before the rest of the family and run down to the beach to fish before the beaches became too crowded.  He caught so many fish.  It made up for all the times we have gone fishing in Utah and never caught any thing.  Not only would Greg go fishing in the morning but he would also go night fishing.  He really wanted to caught a shark but never did.  He did catch a crab though!
Please notice not only Greg's fish but the shirt he found for $5 at a local shop.  If he can't see it super well, it is a shark riding a surf board.  Greg has always been a classy dresser.!
Night fishing with the fam!  
  It was such a great trip.  Thank you so much Papa Jay and Mama Melissa for making it happen.  It was so much fun to be together with the Livingston family.  I married into the best family.  We only wish Megan could have been with us!

A picture of the sand dunes by the beach!
   On our way home Greg and I stopped in historical Williamsburg.  As most of you know, I LOVE history and was enjoying walking the old streets.  Greg and I visited a church that has been in operation since 1715. The shops all had people dressed in colonial clothing and spoke with accents; I was in heaven.  If anyone has the opportunity to go visit the Outer Banks or Williamsburg, I give it two thumbs up!  


  1. Haha, Liss you are such a babe!! Looks like a great trip! I would love to go to the East Coast again one of these days..but only if you come with me!

  2. What a fun trip! It looked like you had a blast! I would love to visit NC or Williamsburg some day too but Kath's right only if you all come too. Everything is better with family! :)

  3. so fun! wish I had been there!