Blogging.... Do it for the Children!

Real Estate Agent with Pine Knoll Shores Realty

Blogging.... Do it for the Children!

There are many wonderful reasons to blog on Activerain.  SEO and Networking are two excellent reasons, but did you know that it could benefit your children too?  And Not just by bringing you more business and allowing for financial stability (although that is a really, really nice benefit).   

A few weekends ago, my family and I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with fellow AR Member and Loan Officer Nevin Williams.  He and his daughter visited the Crystal Coast and we all had a blast.  The original idea was to spend some time sailing, but high winds and choppy waters prohibited that idea.  Instead, we attended the Pirate Invasion, went on a boat tour around Carrot Island, saw some wild ponies, had a great lunch at the Dock House along the Beaufort Waterfront, Dinner at Molly's in Atlantic Beach, Breakfast at Four Corners Diner, A difficult game of frisbee on the beach (too much wind),  Sunset on the Sheraton Pier,  four wheeling, bike riding, ditch jumping, and body surfing at the beach.  We all had a great time, but I think the kids had the most fun and now.... Tan Man has a new friend.  Let's be very, very clear here....she is not his girlfriend (or so he says).  We hated to see them leave to head back to Raleigh, but it wasn't long before we got to "Hang" again.

During our Hurricane Evacuation to the Raleigh area, Nevin and his wonderful wife Erika called to check on us.   Rather than hang out in a hotel room all weekend, we met them for lunch at the Mongolian Grill and later enjoyed a visit to "Monkey Joes" where the kids went wild and the adults got a break!

We are already planning our next adventure together.... Maybe camping in the mountains or an amusement park!  Thank You Activerain!


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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections

Hi Amy,

Looks like you had a great time.

This is what life is all about. Enjoying the company of others. Especially Active Rain members that come to visit.

Glad you had a good time.

Best, Clint Mckie

September 23, 2011 07:01 AM
Laura S. Baker
Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
First Weber Group

Amy, it looks as though you all have had a wonderful time!  Nevin makes a pretty good pirate (oh where is that pirate translator when I need it?).  The children couldn't look happier!

September 23, 2011 07:01 AM
Jill Sackler
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!"

That's so nice when you finally meet up with people you've had a relationship with here on AR.

September 23, 2011 07:04 AM
Sherri Wellborn
Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate
Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro

Amy what a great time that the kids will always remember!  Thanks so much for sharing this story.

September 23, 2011 07:05 AM
Amy Hahn
Realtor - Crystal Coast, NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty

Clint - We did have a wonderful time, and are looking forward to the next adventure with AR Friends.  Maybe one day, we'll get to visit with you!  Have a wonderfully happy Friday!

Laura - Nevin does make a wonderful pirate.  It is always nice to visit with friends, and I can't wait for our next visit with you!  Tanner is still bragging about beating you at Arm Wrestling ;0)

Jill - It is nice, and so far, every time I meet an AR friend in "Real Life", it feels like we've known each other forever!  Love this community!

Sherri - Tanner is definitely still talking about Nevin and his family.... And of course, Monkey Joes.  We all have a wonderful time when we meet up!


September 23, 2011 07:19 AM
Michael Thornton
Nashville Area - Photography & Videography
RadnorLake Video

Good morning, Amy. I had talked to Nevin last week and he mentioned that he was spending the weekend in your area. Nice to have fun with your family and other members of the rain...

September 23, 2011 07:41 AM
Laura Giannotta
Your Realtor Down the Shore!
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore

Now that looks like a fun time was had by all!  Great pix Amy!

September 23, 2011 07:42 AM
Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Good morning Amy,

What a great post about new kid's friends and relationships formed because of ActiveRain! The pictures tell it all..what a great time you all had!! Tanner was definitely having a blast!!

September 23, 2011 07:46 AM
Amy Hahn
Realtor - Crystal Coast, NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty

Michael - I hope one day, we get to hang with you.  And, we love Nevin, but that Chelsea..... We fell absolutely in love with her.

Laura - We did have a ball!  One day, I'll make it to the Jersey Shore..... Would love to meet you in "real life".

Dorie - I just wish we all lived a little closer so we could meet up more often.  And if I ever make it down to TX..... I'll be calling you!

September 23, 2011 07:50 AM
Will Hamm
Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
Hamm Homes

Amy, What a great time, and the future president will remember things like this forever.  Have a great day!

September 23, 2011 09:41 AM
Nevin Williams
Raleigh Mortgage Pro
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh

Amy-  AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH  Walk the plank!  LOL  That was certainly a great time.  We all had a lot of fun hanging out with you, Roger and Tan man.  We will do it again soon!

September 23, 2011 09:44 AM
Joan Cox
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373

Amy, bet those kids had the best time, and glad they benefitted by all this blogging!

September 23, 2011 09:53 AM
Amy Hahn
Realtor - Crystal Coast, NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty

Will - You'll notice we didn't take any photos that could cause problems in his Presidential Future ;0)  They had a wonderful time... we all did!

Nevin - You do make an aweful good pirate!  Can't wait to see you all again!

Joan - The benefits of blogging.... Gotta love this place!

September 23, 2011 10:09 AM
Marian Goetzinger
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000

Oh, so now I know where you were when I was hanging out bored at the Evacuation Hotel.  Just kidding!  Glad you made some great new friends for all of us.  Love the slide show.

September 23, 2011 10:48 AM
Craig Rutman
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
Helping people in transition

I've always maintained that ActiveRain is, at its core, a social media platform. Yes, the SEO and business growth potential is wonderful. But getting to know people with a commonality already built in is what makes this place so much fun. So glad you guys had a wonderful time together. Not only for yourselves, but for the kids too!

September 23, 2011 04:39 PM
Amy Hahn
Realtor - Crystal Coast, NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty

Now Mom..... We took you Roller Skating!  Wasn't that fun?  Don't you just love all the wonderful folks we meet here?

Craig - .....and I am so glad that we met you here too!  The added business really is just a bonus to me!  If it weren't for you, I never would have met Nevin, so Thanks.  We always enjoy seeing you too and look forward to next time :0)


September 23, 2011 06:57 PM
Shar Sitter
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
Rooms With Style

Do you think I can have a meet up for my dogs?? LOL. Looks like a wonderful time, what a cool thing to do.

September 23, 2011 09:44 PM
JoAnn Moore
Home Loans in Delaware
The Mortgage Market of Delaware

Great photos depicting all of the activities and fun. It is great your two families were able to meet and have such a good time.  

September 24, 2011 10:58 AM
Amy Hahn
Realtor - Crystal Coast, NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty

Shar - I think my dog would love to meet your dogs.  Absolutely.  

JoAnn - It is wonderful, the friendships built in the rain.  Nevin and his family are wonderful.  We always have a great time when we meet up in "real life".

September 24, 2011 11:26 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Amy, reading this post and viewing the photos made me want to be there with you all.  What FUN!

September 26, 2011 12:32 PM
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