For the past 18 years, I’ve called Seaside Heights home for one week each summer. My husband’s family has been going even longer, and I love that we have continued the tradition with our kids. My almost-8-year-old has gone 8 times and looks forward to it all year long.

When Sandy hit, I was beyond emotional. I couldn’t imagine how devastating the storm was for them. The photos were jaw-dropping. I wanted to help but wasn’t sure how, so I made a donation to Hurricane Sandy Jersey Relief Fund and vowed to go again this summer to support the community. I’m hoping to find some volunteer opportunities we can do as a family while we are there.

When Jen visited last week, I was relieved to hear some were hopeful but was still shocked at the photos. I don’t have digital images from every year I visited, but I thought I’d share a few shots from vacations past. Join me as I travel down memory lane at Seaside Heights New Jersey.

2003

No kids yet! My 8th year visiting Seaside Heights already. We’ve been married for 2 and before then I’d go with my husband’s family every year they went, which is every year. 🙂

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2004

Still kid-less but not for long!

My In-Laws
My In-Laws

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This is the Year we started the family photo tradition.

2005

Ryan is just a month old for his first trip to Seaside!

Our New Family
Our New Family

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2006

From infant to toddler!

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2007

Old enough for rides!

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Jen and Bobby Come and Visit for the Day

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2008

Not a toddler any more, entering childhood.

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2009

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2010

Our first kite flying year! Now it’s a tradition as well.

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We welcome Amanda and little do I know, I'm expecting in this photo!
We welcome Amanda and little do I know, I’m expecting in this photo!

2011

We welcome our newest addition, Evan, to the beach.
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2012

Another year, another toddler.

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Cousins

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One of our favorite beach traditions.

Brothers

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We love you Seaside Heights. See you in a few months!

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A 40ish - wait, what?! - Mom who loves to try new things, share her food adventures, and inspire people to reach their goals.