Do you remember me?

I’m back!  Well, almost back, that is.  We pulled into Scott’s parent’s house in Ocean City last evening around 10pm.  We will be here through Monday and drive home for good on Tuesday.  Yes, yes, we decided to stay an extra day.  What can I say?  Our family does vacation right.

I can’t believe how busy the blog has been while we’ve been away; you guys rock! Especially, Alex, Sarah, Anne, Monet, and Bella who helped to keep the content rolling while I was off gallivanting around the East Coast. I logged in to find 140 comments posted this past week – thank you soooo much girls for keeping things exciting! (Oh, and Alex, sorry to confuse you with the pavlova post; I was definitely still on vacation.  I had that one finished and scheduled in the few days before we left for vacation!!)

Now that I have internet access back, I plan to start getting back to each and every one of you that stopped by and took the time to comment while I was away.  I can’t wait to see what everyone’s been up to!  Also, there won’t be a post tomorrow, but I will plan to get a new post up by Wednesday afternoon announcing the official winner of the giveaway!  I picked up a couple additional goodies while I was in Vermont and Montreal to add to the gift card, so hopefully you are all are getting excited to see who will be the lucky recipient!

Finally, before I get back to regularly scheduled blogging on Wednesday, I have to share where we spent our time the past week.  We found this destination when I was searching for an all inclusive resort for our ten year anniversary that would allow us to bring our children along but still give us time without them to be adults.  And let me tell you, we found it through and through.  This trip was far and above the BEST family vacation we’ve ever taken and I do mean EVER.   Getting curious yet?  Don’t worry, I’m about to share in abundance.

We headed up to a family camp just south of the Canadian border in Vermont called The Tyler Place.  If you’re looking for a family friendly destination that allows your kids to be kids and you and your spouse to be adults (and act like kids again!) this is your place.  We canoed, biked, hiked, toured Montreal, relaxed in hammocks, and jumped on trampolines.  We met some amazing people and made some lasting friendships; we can’t wait to get back next year and see them all again.  And the food!!  Holy moly, this mommy was in foodie heaven.  There was a buffet of local goodies every meal that never failed to impress.  Some of my favorites included: the duck with pomegranate sauce, whole Maine lobster, the maple balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing and the top picks for the week; the white chocolate macadamia nut cranberry cookies and the creme brulee french toast (the french toast actually being groan worthy).  I have requested the recipe for the french toast and hope to get it this fall when their season comes to an end.  While we wait, though, I’m going to attempt to replicate it based on what I tasted so stay tuned for that adventure in the upcoming days.

For the sake of keeping this post a reasonable length (I could go on all day about the Tyler Place and yes, I’m spewing the good word completely of my own accord) I will wrap it up and share a few pictures.  If you are at all interested in learning more above and beyond what I shared, please don’t hesitate to ask me; I love to talk about it!    Without further ado, a few pictures from our week…

Nick catches a fish!

The Senior Midgets (Alex’s group) on pirate night

Andrew (middle) on the hayride with his babysitter Katelyn

The adults hike and swim at the local watering hole

And finally, a picture of the family taken the morning before we left (BOO..)

See you all for a return to regular posting on Wednesday!!

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14 Responses to “Do you remember me?”

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    Monet — July 5, 2010 @ 1:42 am

    Julie,
    I loved seeing the sweet pictures of your family. What a wonderful trip! I can't wait to have you back in the blogging world though. I miss your sweet and thoughtful posts. It was a joy and an honor to do a guest post for you.

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    Maranda — July 5, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    Awwww! Your family is beautiful!! I'm so glad you have had fun on your vacation! And don't worry…we'll be here waiting for you to post on Wednesday. Have a safe trip back home tomorrow!

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    cheri — July 5, 2010 @ 11:50 am

    wow, you guys really had fun! glad to have you back :)

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    KG Style — July 5, 2010 @ 4:07 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful splendid time – I need a vacation! I've been so drained lately – so many things going on! Some good, some bad but a lot of it!

    Thanks for the pics – it actually helped to calm me down. :)

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    M @ Betty Crapper — July 5, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

    Welcome back! What a great place for a family vacation. Thanks for the recommendation. I can't wait to see how you develop that french toast recipe. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds — July 6, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    Looks like a perfect spot! I've always wanted to head up to Vermont – that's for the opportunity to live vicariously!

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    M @ Betty Crapper — July 6, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    p.s. I've given you an award. Come and get it.

    http://bettycrapper.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-with-substance.html

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    bluecottonmemory — July 6, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    I agree – beautiful family! And, what a perfect vacation place! I'm definitely going to look into it.

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    A SPICY PERSPECTIVE — July 6, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

    What great family photos! It looks like you had an exciting vacation! Looking forward to more wonderful posts!

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    bluecottonmemory — July 6, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Oops! I had a blonde moment – LOL!
    I have an award for you over at my place. When you have time for a visit, come on by and pick it up:)

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    Chef Dennis — July 6, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    hi Julie

    looks like you had a great time!! which Ocean City is that? I was a chef in OC new jersey for about 10 years
    Dennis

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    Julie M. — July 6, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

    Hey Dennis! We were in Ocean City MD. You mentioned that we passed right by you in a previous comment which is funny because I thought of you and that wonderful farmers market while we were in Delaware! I WILL be getting there one of these days. I hope you're doing well!

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    Sarah @ Mum In Bloom — July 7, 2010 @ 7:38 am

    Julie you're so funny "groan worthy".. ha! ha! This looks like the trip of a lifetime. I've heard that whole area is just so beautiful. We've been to Montreal but never got to explore much out of the city. This resort sounds like a must-visit! Thanks for sharing all your adventures with us and I love the photos.

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    Bobbie — July 18, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    Hi Julie! I am so glad to hear you are planning to come back next year! Looking forward to seeing you again. Are you going to try canoeing again too! ;-)

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