Monday, September 03, 2007

I've been meaning to write a post about our Labor Day weekend for days but unfortunately both Dealey and I are sick....it sucks but I guess the nice thing about it is I have so much to do with him every day to make sure he doesn't get worse that I don't have time to remember just how crappy I feel....so as we enter Thursday the snot flows freely in the Maples household and it looks like it'll be flowing steady for many days to come!

Okay enough about yucky stuff, lets talk about Labor Day! Matt and I spent Labor Day weekend hanging out at beaches, talking and enjoying what little time we get to all spend together. The best discovery was Bradley Beach, NJ it was incredible we were sad that we found it at the end of the season. Yeah that's right end of the season. Apparently up here Labor Day is officially the end of summer, everybody leaves the city, heads to the beaches and soaks up the last of the warm sun. However it was barely 70 degrees but the water was surprisingly warm. We splashed in the water walked the shore and talked about life.


I knew this move was going to be hard, moving to NY leaving everybody and starting our family. But there are many days I'm ready to endure everything I dislike about Texas just be back with family and friends. I have no idea what life holds for us where we'll be or what we'll be doing but I think for the first time in my life I realize just how much we need those things in our life. But for now life is in NY and I Heart NY, I just wish we had family and friends to love it with us. Here's some pics of our weekend, we went to South Beach Saturday night, and Matt took some cool pics then we were in NJ all day Sunday, we did IKEA, Trader Joes, a cute little town called Meutchen
where we took a break and had ice cream at a place called "What's the Scoop", then we headed to Bradley Beach, hung on the beach until dusk, walked the boardwalk and enjoyed a MexiCali dinner at a place called "Fins". Enjoy the pics and remember you could see this all first hand when you each plan your trips to NY!!!!!!

South Beach & Verrazano Bridge


Bradley Beach, NJ

6 comments:

Aron & Suz said...

i do resonate so with your musings on home/moving/being settled/being near family and friends, etc. glad that we can walk through all of this together. your labor day sounds amazing; i'm so stoked that you were able to have time away to explore. aron and i love to explore new places. and of course, this posting wouldn't be complete without some artsy maple photos. the fam beach shot is christmas-card worthy. do it! btw--freakin' move back to texas with me. :) dealey and mags can start their courtship early.

Shealynn Benner said...

LOL. How funny! The pictures of the monkey crack me up! I totally understand missing family! It can be so hard! But, everything is for a time. ;) You are so strong!
Love the pics, and I think the fam picture would be a great christmas card too. Although... it's a little soon for CHRISTMAS! hahaha! I can't believe it's already September!!!

Renee & Sheldon said...

I agree with Suz...move back to Texas so all our kids can grow up together!! =) Sounds like you had a great weekend and what fun to explore new places!!

Matt & Rachel said...

Well, no exploration trip would be complete without Hank! I know you girls would love for us to come back to TX so we can all raise our sweet kids together, maybe someday but for now NY is a great place for us and more importantly for Matt and his career and I have to remind myself of that often....can't wait to see you in a few weeks! R

patti said...

Wow...I know it isn't easy but what an adventure on this journey of life. We'd always welcome you back with open arms. :)

I'm thinking a trip to nyc would be fab...i'll start working on big g...little g is set to go!

BTW- D is sooooo, sooooo cute. I'm not just saying that...can't wait to see him in Sept. :) hugs

Kim and JD said...

Wonderful pictures, thank you so much for sharing. I hope we get to see you while you are in town !