I arrived back home today after another successful beach week! I don’t know exactly how many years this has been going on, but it’s probably about 25 years or so, which is an amazing tradition for a family to have. We are already planning for next year!

I’m sad to have to report that Steven won the scrabble tournament for the second year in a row. He beat me in the second round by about 20 points (he had ALL the good letters!), and then he took my mother down in the finals. My only consolation was that I did manage to win a game against my cousin Roz (beach week first timer), but it really wasn’t fair considering that she hasn’t been put through the rigorous training that I have. She played a great game regardless.

Here’s some rather unfortunate photos of Steven, triumphant:


Can you believe he had anything to do with creating a baby this cute???:



Hopefully someday soon there will be a new champion:


Tomorrow we will return to our regularly scheduled programming!