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The Return

There are lots of things I miss about being on vacation. This view from a lounge chair in the sand is one of them. I also miss early morning coffee with my whole family at the kitchen table with a pile of waffles.

I’m missing the fact that no one thinks twice when there’s more vodka than juice in your cup at 11 am or that beer is totally acceptable well before noon. Vacation tip of the week: Buy THESE. You’ll thank me later.

Junk food was an integral part of our 8 day hiatus in Oak Island, North Carolina. This included Doritoes piled with leftover chicken & rice, root beer floats at any hour of the day, homemade pizzas, tacos, brownie sundaes and s’mores.

OH. The S’mores.

I learned something new about my sweetheart while vacationing… he had never before in his life eaten a s’more. What the what?!

We very quickly remedied that problem. I have pictures, but I think he would not speak to me for a week if I posted them. So I’ll just leave that marshmallowy and slightly inebriated mess to your imaginations.

We also had a birthday… Happy Birthday, Momma!
Besides the insane amount of vacation foods we consumed, there was a lot of this fierce competition…
And this little boy in the ocean…
This one nursing the sunburn of the century…

And the construction and subsequent all-day defense of this sandcastle. Yes, it has a soccer field.

And a hot tub.

I’m really missing this view behind the house…
And having my mom and sisters around for the best company while we all clean up the mess that comes from feeding 11 people.
I did miss this blog, though! To all the readers at Sugar Dish Me, I sincerely apologize for spending a week in the only house on the East Coast without wireless internet access. I’m sorry.
But I actually wouldn’t change a thing.

Recipes to follow…

–Heather

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burlesquebaker

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

Oh lord, I could eat Smores ALL DAY LONG. There's something about the melty chocolate and roasted marshmallow favor that is just so right. Yum! And I love that you introduced your honey to them....What a treat! Oh, and I've heard the Carolinas are gorgeous, and you just confirmed that for me. So pretty! And don't you just love the ocean? Anyway, glad to see you back!!

PS, I've been absent-ish too, as you read. I will just be happy when my first job ends next week. I need a break and to play some major blogging catch-up!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

Hey BB! Looking forward to when you have time to catch up :) I need a vacation after my vacation... perhaps I should indulge in one of your sugar scrubs? It is really beautiful here; we are very lucky. My sister actually has all the really pretty photos-- mine are a direct result of drinking too much and getting sand in my camera's shutter. It was a really great week, though! One of the best!

Lindsey

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

Everything about that trip was amazing. We ate so good all week because of you... and now I'm more motivated to make some good food :) We should probably make S'mores very soon!!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

S'more's again is a MUST. Definitely our happiest most fun family trip to date. So glad you enjoyed all the food, and I'm super glad you're inspired to spend a little time in the kitchen! Looking forward to our next funfetti adventure :)