Project Alicia : Wordless Wednesday: I'm home from the OBX with pics to prove it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: I'm home from the OBX with pics to prove it!

Be forewarned: This post contains photo overload. (And these are just a few of my favs.)

40 people under one roof in the Outer Banks, NC for one week. Crazy. Chaotic. Fun. And never lacking in photo ops. A beautiful place to get together for our family reunion. We had some wicked cool weather, found a couple wild horses, saw scores of jellyfish, the kids hung with their cousins, little man caught a few fish, and we even made it home fairly unscathed after our 40+ hour drive roundtrip. I declare it a success. You can see our traditional self-timed photo here.

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For those of you who have asked, here's my new wordless wednesday button.



Feel free to join Kristi (of Live and Love out Loud) and I for the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge this Friday, July 15th, for our new theme- CRITTERS.

Thanks for stopping by! Link your photo(s) below. And make sure to check out some of these other fab WWs!

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107 comments:

  1. Its been a while since I have been blogging, I sure have missed your photos!!

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  2. Nothing short of brilliant - man, I love your photos!!!!

    Tammi
    My Organized Chaos

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  3. Welcome back! These pics are so stinkin' awesome! I love them all, but the one of the birds over the water is flipping perfection!!!

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  4. Great pics!
    www.gaynycdad.com

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  5. What a lovely lot of photos! Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

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  6. Beautiful shots of your vacation! Sounds like a wonderful trip!!!

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  7. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

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  8. All the pictures are amazing as always Alicia...

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  9. I went shopping for some new artwork for my mantle...and failed miserably. I think I found something...or two or three. I didn't have to go out to shop after all, just needed to wait until you posted tonight. Gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful photos! Looks like your family had a blast.

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  11. So beautiful! Oh i'll be at the beach in a little over a week. Can't wait! looks like you all had a fantastic time. Beautiful. :)

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  12. Whao.. fantastic shots.. It must have been extremely fun!!

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  13. Absolutely stunning...

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  14. LOVE it! Were you in the 4x4 section?? We're going in a few weeks and I can NOT wait. =)

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  15. Always such lovely photos, you all have the most fun! :)

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  16. I love all the pictures - looks like you guys had a great time. You were wearing an adorable swimsuit.

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  17. I know I've told you this before, but again, what an absolutely gorgeous family you have! Such dynamic shots you take, I'm so inspired!

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  18. These photos are even better than usual (if that's possible!). Amazing. Thanks for hosting this! I love coming over here :)

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  19. These are fantastic. Love the family portrait, so natural and so happy you are color coordinated

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  20. Beautiful pics, as usual. And I adore the OBX!!!!

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  21. No such thing as photo overload when the photos are that beautiful! :)

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  22. Awesome photos. Still very, very sad I missed you. Next time... Looks like you all had a great time. These are all really great.

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  23. Such great shots. I like the crab one the best. He or she is just so cute!

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  24. Wow, those are some awesome photos! I can't even pick a favorite! It looks like such a fun adventure!

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  25. Wow, it must be a wonderful vacay for the family! I would love to sneak in your suitcase next time, but I don't think I could stand it that long in a car! LOL! ~Faythe

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  26. I'm continually stunned by your powerful photography. That tiny crab is just the cutest. Love the shot and perspective of your daughter sunbathing. The legs photo is so funny and yet a precious moment in time that tells a story all its own. The sunsets/sunrises (I'm assuming sunrises since you were on the east coast) are magnificent. The birds soaring across the water is phenomenal timing.

    Excellent mementos of a vacation you will want to remember always!

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  27. Your family is simply breathtaking!!!

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  28. Welcome back! I love seeing all of the happy photos of everyone at the beach...and I absolutely adore the closeup of the tiny little crab!

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  29. Beautiful photos! I totally want to go to the beach now! Looks like so much fun.

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  30. The family shot is my favorite and the sand dollar. They are so cool... especially when you find one that isn't broken. Beautiful shots.

    Love the new button!

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  31. You do absolutely amazing things with a camera. Always enjoy looking at your photos! Looks like you guys had a GREAT time! This beach is gorgeous! I think I may have to look into it!

    Mandy @ Atlanta Military Mom
    http://atlantamilitarymom.com/wordless-wednesday-im-so-funny-with-linky

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  32. These photos say so many things to me I don't know where to start! Stunning and fantastic. You captured so many moments and what family fun. Thanks for sharing so many moments. I linked up with the "Last Frontier of Tranquility" .

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  33. Your pictures make me want to hop in the car and drive 7 hours to the nearest beach. Gorgeous!

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  34. Your pictures always take my breath away. amazing.

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  35. Oh My Head.

    Such fun pictures. Seriously. You're an amazing photog. Love them all!

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  36. GORGEOUS photos. Looks like a fabulous vacation. I love your new watermark! happy wednesday. xxoo

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  37. That looks like a blast! Stunning photos.

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  38. You are truly an amazing photographer. Beautiful stunning photos.

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  39. I *love* the photo of you jumping! Oh and that's a gorgeous family photo!

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  40. Oh Alicia it seems that you have a great holiday, I almost transformed myself to that beach:) 40 people under the same roof is quite a lot but few days is okey but longer time ....uh (not for me thank you:)
    I love that beach and could stay there a whole summer if we had like that. The wild horse were beautiful.
    Have a nice week

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  41. So many Awesome pictures!!! How Fun!! We really need to go to the Beach more often...

    Aloha! Mrs. Marine
    & the Tiny Troops

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  42. WOW. Just, wow.

    So many beautiful photos. I actually "pinned" one on Pinterest because it gave my heart flutters & I just had to save it... but it was hard to choose which one because so many of them did that.

    You have SUCH a gift.

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  43. Looks like a great time at the beach. Great shots

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  44. Amazing!! All of them are breathtaking :) Makes me wanna hop in your suitcase and enjoy the beach with you. And that photo of you and your husband? Soooo lovely. you are such a cute couple!

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  45. Wow, wow, wow. Oh my gosh. Wow. These photographs are so lovely-you have captured the very essence of summer and the beach. Beautiful!

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  46. These are gorgeous! Too many favourites! Though I love your family shot and the kids running out of the water...and those posts in the water..oh I love them all :D

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  47. What fantastic pictures!! Looks like you had a great vacation!! I'm a new follower. :)

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  48. Love them all, could not just pick one to save my life.

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  49. Right. It is quite clear that I either need to marry into your family somehow or get you married into mine or fly you over here to the UK to get you to take photos of my family! Stunning captures as always.

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  50. What a wonderful set of photos, Alicia! =)

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  51. oh these are just STUNNING!!! thanks for sharing & joining in with my WW. (p.s I wish it was warm & sunny here in Australia!!)

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  52. I love sweet, captured memories and yours are stunning! Looks like happy times were had by all.

    Thanks for the linky.

    Blessings,

    Penny

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  53. wow just been going through faith hope and a whole lotta love linky and found yours. your pics are amazing. Every one is as beautiful as the next!

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  54. great pictures!! i found you through The How to Mommy's WW hop. I look forward to seeing/reading more!!

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  55. Your pictures cease to amaze me. These are amazing photos and will be such great memories of what looks like a great trip. Thanks for sharing and hosting WW.

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  56. Your photos are awesome! Looks like a wonderful vacation. I would love to go to the Outerbanks.

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  57. Wow! These are truly amazing. Happy Wordless Wednesday. Thanks for dropping by mine.

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  58. Beautiful shots!! Looks like a beautiful vacation!

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  59. Looks like an absolutely wonderful vacation. As always, love your photos!

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  60. What a beautiful trip!
    Thank you for hosting =)
    I am now following
    http://www.mommatotallyinlove.com/

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  61. WOW, amazing pics! I so wish you were w/me on our road trip to capture some amazing shots for me, haha!

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  62. All of photos are amazing! Just so beautiful! :)

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  63. gorgeous pictures!! looks like it was a blast!

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  64. What a beautiful place for a reunion - and your beautiful photos prove it. ;)

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  65. Looks like a fantastic time! I love the little crab and sand pic.

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  66. I echo everything thats been said. Who made the turtle? Oh, how I love turtles. You guys had a great trip and we are glad your back. Happy WW!

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  67. How do you possibly choose photos to display in your home? They're all so gorgeous!

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  68. I love, love, love these pics. Especially the one of you and the fam! Beautiful! I've got a question for you... I'll email you soon!

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  69. holy cow, 40 people?? Survival baby!

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  70. Wow, these photos are soooo... beautiful!
    You are such a great photographer! I love your family photo! I´m so glad you had a wonderful time in NC.
    We just came back from our vacation at the North Sea. It was so relaxing!

    Much Love,
    Verena

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  71. Stunning. Can't wait for my favorite photo venue, Washburn Island camping!

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  72. -->I Love the OBX. We just spent a week there last month for vacation. Thankfully, it's only a 90 minute drive for us. Beautiful pictures!

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  73. What great pictures! It looks like you had quite the family vacation! And I love that you all managed to find a sand dollar, and whole!@

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  74. Those are stunning pictures! absolutely incredible every single one. Love that wild horse!

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  75. your photos are beautiful!! looks like one fantastic vacation.

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  76. These are gorgeous photos, and now of course I am dying to go to the beach!

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  77. Beautiful! What area did you stay in? I've lived in NC all my life and only been to the OBX once! I really need to plan a trip back.

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com
    www.facebook.com/mamamommymom
    www.twitter.com/mamamommymom

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  78. Your family is so beautiful/handsome, it should be illegal :)

    Are you got to b at BlogHer?

    Dagmar
    Dagmar's momsense

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  79. Stunning shots as always, these just scream summer!

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  80. LOVE all the photos!

    The processing is gorgeous - especially the one in the fog!

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    I;m so jealous...

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  81. That looks like so much fun! And the pics are beautiful.

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  82. Wow! How fun! Your trip looks like a blast!!

    Tiffani

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  83. Beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful time!

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  84. these pictures are amaizng! I love the processing on them. I always have trouble with beach shots looking too "harsh" but these are perfect! I especially love the crab shot and the jump shot!

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  85. Goodness gracious each of those photos is gorgeous. But mostly I love the feeling of joy and relaxation and happiness they give me.

    Oh, and envy. Man, I want a week at the beach!

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  86. Wow, great post! Thanks for sharing.

    Those pictures are amazing!...it's clear y'all had a great time. Nice work capturing the essence of an OBX vacation!

    We're so glad you chose the Outer Banks for your vacation.

    We'd love to help you plan your next OBX trip. Please let us know if we can help.

    Have fun!

    Seaside Vacations
    OuterBanksVacations.com

    4820 N. Croatan Hwy
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
    (866) 884-0267
    Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com

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  87. Gosh. And these are just the ones you liked best? You're amazing. I think your worst photo would probably be better than my best. :) They're all so beautiful.

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  88. These are absolutely beautiful. I love the details in the close up shots! You are very talented...

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  89. Really lovely photos Alicia. You and hubby are so cute! We must share editing ideas soon. Work has been a bear this week. Would love to share ideas soon!!!Thank you for the link. Have a great week.

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  90. SERIOUSLY! Alicia- these are over the top amazing!!!!!!!! I love that family shot- you all look like the perfect iconic American family!

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  91. oh my gosh i could look at these pictures all day long. your family is gorgeous, YOU are gorgeous, & that teeny tiny crab is so cute! looks like you had a blast :)

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  92. oooh! Awesome! Sand Dollars bring Good Luck! :)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday (As usual, mine is NOT so wordless!)

    XoXo

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  93. Absolutely Stunning pictures! You are an amazing photographer! Happy belated WW!
    -Stephanie

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  94. I absolutely loved the sixth picture. That bathing suit is perfection. The colors and design are beautiful.
    I've linked up! (I'm number 202.) :)
    much love!

    --Acacia

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