Sunday, July 26, 2009

Destin, Florida 2009

This year we stayed at the same house we rented last year. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the beach house. It is perfect for our crew and so convenient to everything. It is within walking distance to a little town called Sea Side and is right on the beach. Trust me when I say it doesn't get much better.
The 12 hour car ride wasn't too bad on the way there. On the ride home it was a different story but we managed to make it home without pulling all our hair out. Let's just say Hadley isn't a fan of long trips in her carseat. ;) She is a fan of singing though and knows a few lines of songs everywhere from Lady Gaga, to Alan Jackson, to the Weepies. This girl LOVES music. We kept laughing in the car when she's start singing the words to songs we had on. She was quite the riot on the trip, talking more and more every day. One of the funny new phrases she has is, "NO WAY!" When I am about to stop her from something she shouldn't be doing she screams "NO WAY..." Or if I take something is hilarious...for now anyway.
Gavin and Ellie both loved the beach. The water was like a giant pool most days. Clear and calm. Last year we had red tide, this year it was perfect. We spent every day at the beach. The kids had a blast on their boogie boards, chasing and catching fish and crabs, and going to get smoothies and snowcones. Every year we say we should have booked two weeks. Wouldn't that be nice?
This year we went with the Mckellars again and also the Hayes family met us there for a few days. The kids had so much fun playing with their friends. Hopefully we will keep up this trip every summer and meet our friends out there. We are already talking about our trip there next summer.

Anyway, here are a few pictures...


Toni said...

The beach pictures are awesome! You have such a sweet family and I'm glad y'all had a great time at the beach!

Jocelyn said...

These pictures are GREAT!! I love the girls' dresses- such great, bright colors on the backdrop of the beach! It looks like it was beautiful weather there and SO much fun. Glad throughout this whole ordeal that you guys got some play time to be together as a family.

Mike and Jess Richey said...

Great pictures! Looks like a great time!