Monday, July 20, 2009

10 reasons I love Surfside Beach..

We just got back from our family beach trip and boy did we have a GREAT time! It went by so fast!!! Doesn't it always!?!? My sister B always says that we have to stop picking the shortest week of the year!!! lol =)
We had beautiful weather and took full advantage of it. Most of our days were spent on the beach, swimming in the ocean, or playing in the sand. The boys LOVED jumping the waves and building castles in the sand. The babies did GREAT too! Sophie LOVED the beach. She especially loved splashing in the ocean. She did try to eat the sand a few times, but quickly realized that that was not such a good idea. Hudson spent most of his time under the canopy snoozing. We did take him for a quick dip in the pool, but he wasn't too sure. He was happiest just sitting on the beach with his bottle.

So here are the top 10 reasons we LOVE the beach (in no particular order...)

1---Hanging out in Garden City!

We have several traditions that we look forward to year after year. Going to the Yum Yum Shop one evening to get ice cream is just one of those traditions.

Look at that ice cream dripping down her little chin!
Sophie sure did enjoy every bite!!!!

After our ice cream, we head over to the arcade to play some fun games.

Riley playing some ski ball!

My Dad, B, Jake and Al

2---Cat naps under the umbrella on the beach!

The beach air wore them out!!!!

3---Hanging out with family on the beach

Check out these two little beach bums!!!
Sophie and her cousin Jake enjoyed playing together on the beach!

Shane with his two little beach babies =)!!

My mom, my three sisters, and me!

My brother-in-law Matt made his own Steelers version of the game "corn-hole"!
Everyone had a great time playing it on the beach

Corban hanging out with his Uncle Matt!

4---Playing in the ocean...

Riley getting a fun ride with Daddy!

The boys had the best time swimming in the ocean! They jumped the waves and rode their boogie boards.

5---Eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts for breakfast!

Riley enjoyed every bite!!!

6--- Swimming in the pool!

Hudson's first time in the pool!
He wasn't too sure!

Me and my Sophie girl!

We spent a lot of time hanging out at the pool too! It was nice to swim and not have to worry about Sophie trying to eat the sand!

7--- Waking up every morning to this view

8--- Giving Sophie her first ever pedicure=)

Look at those sweet little pink toes!!!

9---Evening walks on the pier

Riley and KK

10--- and best of all...
lots of smiles, hugs, and snuggles...

All smiles for the camera

Sophie and KK enjoying the beach!

Riley and mommy enjoy some good morning snuggles!

and here is our entire family!

It was a GREAT week and we can't wait to go back next year!!!!!


Lea Liz said...

Looks like you all had a great time!! I loved all of the pictures!!

caycee said...

Iam so glad you guys had a great trip! You all look so pretty and tan :)

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

What adorable pictures! Love Sophie's little painted toes!
So glad you had a great vacation!

Love your new header!

Melanie said...

Look at you all looking tan & gorgeous! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip! Sophie's pink toes are adorable & my favorite picture is the one of Sophie & Jake sitting out on the beach watching the waves, precious!!

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

I love your new picture at the top of the blog!!! You have such a beautiful family! Looks like y'all had a great time at the beach! : )

Brittany and Charlie said...

Ok those pink toes are so cute. I want to go home right now and paint Savi's toes! My husband will not be please The beach looks great and looks like you had an amazing time. We are going in a month to Destin!

Susan said...

Looks like you all had a great time at the beach. You all look nice and pink from the sun. What wonderful pictures of your family.

Angie said...

It looks like you had a blast on your beach trip!!! I can't wait to go. Your family is beautiful!!

Celia Jimenez said...

Jenny, your new blog-look is beautiful! Love the family pics!!! Can't believe how tan everyone is...looks like you guys had a great time...but I'm glad you're back! :-)

Jessica K. said...

Love the pics, looks like you guys had a much deserved and awesome trip!! I LOVE going to the beach, its always such a happy place to be!! :)

Is it just me or is there like a daze over the pics? Sometimes in the middle of the pics it seems blurry which is odd! Just curious!!

Have a great week with the kiddos!! Hudson is getting soooo big!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It looks like you had a great time! Beautiful pics!

Sarah and Nick said...

It looks like you all had so much fun. Your children are soo cute. I loved all of Sophie's bathing suits and her pedi was ADORABLE.

Courtney said...

Great photos. It looks like so much fun. Love your new header photo!

paige said...

Great pictures! What a creative way to post!! Love the Top Ten!!

Also love the new Blog picture!! CUTE!!!

G & H said...

Great post great pictures!!!!!

God, My Savior Forever! said...

Hi Jenny! I truly love your blog especially it's title because it's so true..God blesses us way more than we could have imagined:D

You have a beautiful family! Looks like you guys had a great time! I loved all the pics especially the one of the beautiful sunrise..WOW! You and your sisters looks so much alike:D

Hugs, Susan

Terri said...

Your family is so beautiful. I LOVE the photo of everyone, all together. What precious memories you are all making together. How blessed you are to have them all nearby and able to share vacations, holidays, special occasions together. I am so happy that you had a great vacation!!! I look forward to seeing you soon! Blessings!!!

CourtneyC said...

Those are all great pictures. I love the beach bums picture!!

Hope you and your family have a great week.

Garry / Cheryl said...

Love your pics. Glad you had a great vacation.

Dawn Massey said...

looks like you had a fabulous time! your pictures are great! i love the new pics on your blog! i saw them on facebook ~ allison did a great job! they are beautiful!!!! enjoy all the unpacking from your trip ~ my least favorite thing about traveling!

Amy said...

Your family is so cute! LOVE all the pics. Looks like you guys had a great trip!

Oh... And the new blog banner is awesome!

Deidre said...

My goodness ... those little toes! How precious!

We LOVE Surfside Beach ... most often go to Ocean Lakes.

Looks like a great vacation!

4torock said...

looks like soo much fun!! I love the pink piggies! We leave in a month for the beach and I can't wait!!!:)

Anonymous said...

very beautiful family. Glad to see you all had a great time. Love the new header...very sweet!

Marianne said...

Beautiful family! This year we went to Garden City Beach for the first time. LOVED it! We have decided to make it an annual trip. Glad to see you enjoyed it too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny,
My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
I was looking for blog posts about Surfside to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you :)