A Week’s Worth of Vacation Memories in Three Minutes

by Joe Plemon on June 14, 2011

Sunrise on Topsail Island

I want to thank all of you who commented (and wished me a great vacation) on my Christmas in June vacation post.   I can assure you that your wishes were met … in fact I would call this a dream vacation.  All four of our children, along with spouses, one fiance’ and all three grandchildren stayed in a fabulous beachfront house on Topsail Island, North Carolina.  My Jan and I are so blessed to have children who authentically enjoy each others company.  We dug in the sand, walked on the beach, swam in the ocean, took a deep sea fishing trip, ate lots of good food and laughed nearly non stop.

You might recall that the premise of this trip was to forgo our annual Christmas gift exchange in order to create memories (see Rethinking Our Family Christmas Gift Exchange).  I can emphatically affirm that our experiment was a rousing success and that we are already planning next year’s Christmas in June.

My son Jeremy (who produced the stop motion video Eliza … you must take time to watch this if you haven’t … it has had over 50,000 views! ) also produced a three minute video of our vacation, labeling it Eliza’s First Vacation.   If you think you spotted pig tails on our star, you did.   By the way, I am the guy who swept Eliza up off the beach before she decided to eat that shell.   You iPhone buffs will appreciate knowing that Jeremy recorded all of the footage on his iPhone.

Well, I have said enough.  Take three minutes to enjoy our memories with us.   You won’t regret it.

And you might decide to start creating memories instead of buying stuff.




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