And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Monday, May 23, 2011


We had a fantastic family vacation at the beach last week! The weather was beautiful! Not a drop of rain in 7 days! (Of course after getting home last night, I woke up 3 different times because of storms...ahh.. tornado alley...) The kids LOVED every moment!

Speedy is totally unafraid of the water. We could hardly keep him out of the ocean! He really found his setting! When he wasn't chasing waves, he was chasing birds! We decided that for next year, sand toys aren't really necessary. All our kids wanted were nets, buckets, and water guns!

Apple loved it too! She preferred the pool over the ocean most days. Towards the end of the trip she made friends with a boy staying in the same condo we were in. He taught her to "jump" waves and she decided the ocean wasn't so bad after that! She also enjoyed getting a tan and all the great places we ate! Of course we can't go to the beach without getting her hair wrap done!

Daddy found a great nature center to take the kids to. He spent a little time separately with each of them to go to the center and walk on the trail. Didn't hurt to go to separate times since admission was only $1! He & Speedy even found a turtle shell that the center added to their display case!

Papaw and Nonna went with us again this year! They stole the big bedroom but made up for it by giving hubby & I two date nights! It also keeps costs lower to all split the condo! We used some great coupons at the Publix there and were able to eat almost all our breakfast and lunch meals in the condo!

All in all the beach is still my favorite vacation spot! I really needed the time to relax and bask in the sun & Son for a week! I even got to hit the $1 flip flop sale at the Old Navy there. I also got to eat at my favorite restaurant twice and get a new tshirt from their gift shop! Because we stayed a whole week this time we didn't feel as pressured to rush around and do everything! I think that's also because that was our 4th trip to that particular beach. We arrived home yesterday a little travel weary but thankful for the blessing!

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