August 15, 2012

sea, sand and sun

{excited to arrive}

{lyla's footprints}

{arriving on the ferry}

{pelicans we passed on our ferry ride from Dauphin Island}

{beach ready}


{enjoying the beach}

{lyla's sand starfish}

{new shells to add to our collection}

{yay - we love the beach}

{boogie boarding kid}

{ready to go to dinner}

{watching boats at the marina}

{dinner at the wharf}

After passing about 43 McDonald's, 37 Waffle Houses and 28 Cracker Barrels, we rolled back into town on Sunday evening.  We had a wonderful vacation!  We were so amazed at how much our kids have grown up since our last long trip in the car.  With lots of snacks and electronics at their reach they were happy passengers! 

The pictures pretty much sum up our trip -- we hung out at the beach soaking up the sunshine, playing in the waves, building sandcastles, digging tunnels, collecting shells, and eating everything ;)  It's always so hard to leave and it seems like we're always saying as we drive away, "wish we had one more day."

Now we'll be switching gears and getting ready for school and fall activities to begin.


  1. What a nice bunch of pictures! And your family is so beautiful and sweeet, you all look so fun and happy together! :)

  2. Looks amazing...where is this?? I think you should post some ab workout tips :)

  3. Looks like a great trip.

    Kimberly's Korner

  4. I love road trips & passing by Waffle Houses... once in a blue moon I get my way & my husband will stop at one :) looks like a wonderful trip!!!

    Have a lovely evening <3 Amy @ Interpret As You May

    {I have a celebratory giveaway going on now. Would love for you to enter!}

  5. Great pics! It's always so hard to come back to reality after a great vacation.

  6. What a beautiful family! These pictures make me want to go on vacation again this summer! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the CHQ Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower on GFC...excited to get to know you and your blog better now !

  7. Awww! I want to go to the beach now :)

    Thanks for linking up to our CHQ Blog Hop... and for following along! I am now following you too, and like my buddy Meredith above me, I am excited to explore more of your blog and get to know you more. See ya again next Tuesday for another Blog hop!

  8. beautiful family! found u thru the mom's monday mingle and now follow through GFC! hope to see you again in the blogosphere!

  9. Love the pictures! Especially that one of Lyla...she looks like such a little lady! She is growing way too fast:)

  10. Beautiful pictures!! :) Love your blog! Erin

  11. oh what a cute family you have! looks like a great vacation and so much fun at the beach! new follower :)

  12. Beautiful pics! I live in Florida, and this looks familiar! Nice to meet you on Monday Mingle!

  13. I was going to say this look like the beautiful beaches of Florida. Your pictures makes me long for the days on the beach BEFORE school started for the kids!Happy to be following you from Monday Mingle!


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