Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Beach: Week 1

This year we were spoiled rotten and got to spend 2 weeks in a row at the beach. Our families both go every year, but this year, the trips were back to back which was awesome because my 8 month pregnant self was able to do the drive just once. I was nervous about being so far along in my pregnancy while at the beach, but it ended up being such an awesome break from reality and super relaxing, and of course I soaked up every minute that we got to be with our families!! 

So, week one was with my side of the family in Destin. SO many fun memories made...every evening, we put the kids to bed fairly early and stayed up late laughing till we cried over absolutely nothing. We played lots of games, did lots of swimming in our tiny backyard pool (Lyla took swim lessons the week before we went and was freshly fired up about being able to swim without her floaties or life jacket, so that was really fun), enjoyed a "grown up" night at the Baytowne Wharf, had a special night to honor Grandmama and Grandaddy and their amazing legacy, and became buddies with our African American neighbors which was such a highlight! We had backyard dance parties where they taught us (including Grandmama) how to "Wobble" and they even had us over one night for a fish fry. We truly enjoyed getting to know them...a super sweet family! And here's the week in pictures...

 (Lowen got soap in her eye at bathtime and insisted on wearing these bandaids ALL night long. Hilarious!)

 (we each had a night of the week that we cooked...and every meal was delicious!!)
 Lots of laughing occurred, as always! 

 Olivia announcing our weekly "buddies" ;) 

 Donut Hole morning with these cuties...and my parents and Whitney across the table. Another definite highlight!! Absolutely delicious and of course, great company and conversation. 

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