Monday, August 18, 2008

Mad-Time in Maine with the Madsens

Well, another summer expedition has come and gone, an expedition that is fast becoming a summer-time tradition and one that I quite frankly adore: mad-time in Maine with the Madsens. If you recall this post from last summer, you will see that not too much has changed from our Maine adventures:

1. Beth still likes to pose in front of the LL Bean boot..2. And we still love to pose at the LL Bean boot....after a great day of shopping at the best outlets in the world and eating some yummy Ben & Jerry's ice cream. What a dream! (No, we don't have a four-year-old daughter--it's just Beth. Of course, she had to be in our family photo).
And here's our real family picture, sans Beth.

3. We still had a marvelous time at the beach. Beautiful beach and perfect beach weather. Not too hot, not too cold and the water was just right!

Will, Josh and Beth. (What, Beth wanted to be in the picture? I can hardly believe that!)
Will loved the sand, but the water, not so much. He would cry, cry, cry when we tried to dunk his toes in the water. He DID love to snuggle and fall asleep the second we went near the waves and he NEVER just falls asleep like that. I guess we had him good and tired out.
Trying to crawl in the sand.
Will's first time at the ocean.
Too bad Willy didn't want to pose for this family photo.
5. Our motel was awesome. Picture the worst place you've stayed in and multiply by ten. I woke up nightly to scary men swearing in the streets, to loud cannons going off right outside our door and to a train that we could literally reach out and touch. And let's not forget the neighbors smoking marijuana. Yes, a quality establishment for a not-so-quality price.

4. Most of all, we just had mad-fun in Maine with the Madsens, even if we missed most of the Madsens. Hopefully, this will become a long-standing summer tradition. Can't wait
'til next year!


Jason, Cookie, Olivia said...

That looks like sooo much fun. Beth is supr cute! It does seems as though our hubbies could be related. We will love to see you all dat Saturday. We can hardly wait for the fun to begin. Jason is a project manager of a large landscape firm. They do mostly high end retail. They did the slc airport. the new IHC hospital, they are working on the legacy highway, one of the new temples and hopefully some of temple square soon. What does Josh do?

RMoncrief said...

Oh man, I can't wait to see you!!!!

tida6 said...

Cute pictures and oh my that boot is big! Little Will is getting so big. It seems like only yesterday I was at you baby shower.
Are you in town already? Let's get together girlfriend. Do you want to do lunch on Saturday?
:) Tiff

jess said...

jessy yessy, oh how i wish i could meet up with you and megs in spokane. first of all, it is a 7 hour drive... and since so far 4 hours practically kills my son (and makes me crazy), i don't think that's such a good idea. but really, even if i were that crazy, we are heading to CA on Friday for 2 weeks (yippee!) so sorry i will miss out on the reunion. have so much fun, and let me know when you are in UT!

Mikaela said...

Wow, aren't you cute for having a 6-month old!

Danalin said...

Lovin' all the pictures of your dapper babe and your oh-so-cute little fam! You look FABULOUS, Jessy. What a fun trip...I'm sad to say that we never made it to Maine in our year of being Upstate New Yorkers.