Saturday, November 26, 2011

Erin and Carlton Have a Baby Boy! (11-26-2011)

Jace's cousin Erin, and her husband Carlton, welcomed a baby boy into the world over the Thanksgiving weekend.  Arriving a few weeks early, he weighed in at 4 lb. 14 oz.  His name Sullivan.

Long and slender with really big feet. 

Warm and cozy. 

Jace's grandmother meets her 4th great grandchild! 


Jace, getting some practice...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving (and Christmas) at the Philbeck's (11-24-2011)

Jace and Amy celebrate Christmas during Thanksgiving with Amy's family.  (Since they'll be unable to travel, due to pregnancy, around Christmas time.)

Katelyn and Ian. (Jace and Amy's neice and nephew) 

Katelyn and Ian. 

Jennifer (Amy's sister); expecting her third in mid December! 

Katelyn and Amy. 

Ian, Jennifer and Katelyn. 

Amy, watching Katelyn and Ian open presents! 

Katelyn, demonstrating her approval of the presents! 

Katelyn and Ian help "Papa" Dan unwrap a present.

Katelyn helps Jace quickly unwrap a gift!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Carolina Beach Surf Session (11-20-2011)

Kyle, Jace and Amy traveled to Freeman Park at the north of end of Carolina Beach, where they met up with Keith and Krista for a fun-filled beach day!

Crossing the Cape Fear river from Southport to Fort Fisher.

Jace and Amy (now 32 weeks pregnant) on the ferry. 

Kyle working on his paddle during the ferry ride. 

Keith "Stone," so smooth on the longboard! 

Keith "Stone." 

Amy and Krista enjoying a 70 degree November beach day. 

Keith jumps on Kyle's 9'5" Naish SUP. 

Keith; worn out! 

Random horse on the beach. 

Kyle on his 6'2" Firewire. 

Keith with a big bottom turn on a nice one. 


 Jace on Amy's Naish 7'3" SUP.

Kyle, on the way home, as seen from the drivers seat. 

Sea Gulls hitching a ride.  (Beats flying 4 miles!) 

 Big bird on channel marker.

Jace, enjoying the cruise back toward home.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Roasting Hot Dogs (11-13-2011)

Roasting hot dogs at Mike and Kathy's house on Sunday night, after a killer November sunset!

 Pink sky as viewed from the Las Palmeras Mexican Restaurant parking lot in Sunset Beach, NC.

Only God could supply a backdrop like that. 

Matt, Kyle and Emma enjoying a warm November night. 

Mike, David and Jack prepping the roasting utensils. 

Jack, Emma and Joseph, just hanging out. 

Amy enjoying a taco ensalada con pollo! 

Jack, the head chef.

 Weenies for everybody!

Jo-Jo chowing down! 

Emma enjoying a refreshing juice drink. 

Lotta' knowledge in this one!

Amy's New 7'3" Naish SUP (11-13-2011)

Traveled up to Kure Beach to pick up a 7'3" Naish Hokua SUP for Amy (and Jace).  Thanks to Dwight and Jacky for a great deal on an awesome board!  After grabbing the board, Amy and Jace went to Freeman Park at the north end of Carolina Beach for a quick test ride!

Always fun to drive on the beach!

Jace with the "new to us" Naish 7'3" Hokua.

Jace on a little fun one.  (Sorry for the graininess; forgot our camera, had to use ipod.) 

Amy enjoying a 70 degree November day!

 31 weeks pregnant!

Amy and Jace.

After about an hour at Freeman Park, we returned to Ocean Isle for a fun afternoon on the beach with David, Kyle, Anna, Jack, Joseph, John, Elijah and Ethan.  Jack and Joseph gave the 7'3" a spin.

Jo-Jo (5) posing for a picture on the 7'3" Naish Hokua.

Jo-Jo, with room to grow in that wetsuit!  (Also... notice the calf leash... around his waist!)

 Jo-Jo paddling hard!

 Jack (7) on the 7'3" Naish.

Jack is all smiles!  Check out a short video clip of Jack at