Monday, August 9, 2010

Why we LOVE Surfside Beach...

So we got back in town late Friday night from our annual beach trip. We all had a great time (minus our multiple visits to the ER HA!!--see previous post) and are already looking forward to our trip next year. Believe it or not, but this was actually my 23rd year vacationing at
Surfside beach!

As we were driving home from the beach, I asked the kids to name their ten most favorite things about the beach this year. Each of them eagerly started shouting out what they LOVED most about our trip!

Here's their completed list...

1. Hanging out on the beach and jumpin' the waves !






2. Building sandcastles and sand turtles in the sand.




3. Getting ice cream from the Yum Yum Shop!

4. Hanging out on the Garden City Pier.




5. Catching sand crabs with Daddy.



6. Getting to hang out with Daddy ALL week!!!!







7. CORN HOLE!

8. Kayaking in the ocean.



9. Splashin' in the pool!

10. Being with ALL their Aunts, Uncles, and Cousin





Growing up, my brothers, sisters and I always counted down the days until our summer beach vacation. We looked forward to it ALL year. I love that now I am able to take my own family on the same vacation I so enjoyed as a child. I loved seeing my kids get so excited and anticipate our family beach trip this year.
Surfside beach is such a special place for me and now it's becoming a place where my kids are making their own life-long memories.





19 comments:

Jilly said...

Wow - very fun!!!

caycee said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! My family and I have alaways taken a vacation there since I was a little girl :) Lobe all the pics!

PS Jenny are rockin that bikini girl :)

Celia Jimenez said...

Glad you had a good time...in spite of the ER visits!! :-) The kids look like they had a BLAST...and I hope you did have some RELAXING moments!!! :-) I have to agree w/caycee...you are definitely rockin that bikini!!! Glad you guys are back!

Matter of Fact said...

Looks fabulous !! So glad it was a great trip minus the er visits !!

These Are The Days said...

Looks like so much fun for you all. What's with your rockin' body? You are in great shape...now you must share your diet/workout secrets!! :)

I think we for sure need a beach vacation. We're only 3 hours from the Mexico beach and 4 from California...it's time.

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

It looks like y'all had a GREAT time!! I loved looking at all of your pictures!! : ) Hope y'all have a wonderful week!

Terri said...

Awesome photos and I LOVE your top ten list. What a GREAT idea!! How very precious for you to have such a wonderful family tradition. And I just know you all were the best looking family at the beach!!! Blessings!

paige said...

great pics!!!! beautiful smiles!!!!

LauraLou said...

Love your pictures! You have SUCH a gorgeous and sweet little family!

Jessica said...

Okay, I want to know if you could adopt me so I can go next year!!!

Love the colored turtles and of course the ice cream. Glad you had a week of fun and hopefully some relaxation.

Miss you too and hope we can catch up soon.

Jess <><

Mary Ann said...

Looks like you all had a great time!I know this is something that sweet little A will always remember too! Btw....my parents live down there(my grandparents do too.) But we never go down there anymore. I am Charleston/ Folly Beach and Savannah/ Tybee Island girl!!! LOVED ALL THE PICS!

Faith said...

What fun! These pics of your sweet family (all of them) are so good. I know you are already looking forward to next years trip! So glad you had a great time!

Sarah said...

such a fun vacation! love the tan little bodes... love that "a" had the time of her life... love that you and shane managed to keep 5 kids alive in the water. :)

Caroline said...

This makes me want to go to the beach!

Susan said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation for you and your entire family. And how great it is that your kids get to spend a vacation with their aunts, uncles and cousins, what wonderful memories for all of them....

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 said...

Jenny, what a beautiful family you have!! I'm so glad you got to enjoy such a special week together (yes, minus the ER trips of course!)!!

And I think you need to email me (asap) your secrets for looking that fab after having 3 babies! :)

Hope you all have a smooth transition into "normal" this week!

Love Being a Nonny said...

So sweet! I loved all the pictures!

Melanie said...

Every picture is my favorite! It looks like you guys had the BEST week at the beach! What wonderful memories that you have from your childhood beach trips & how special to be able to make new ones with your family, as well, God is GOOD!
And I seriously agree with the masses, girl, you are ROCKIN' the bikini! You go girl!!! So, so glad that you had a great trip & very memorable, ER visits & ALL!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm glad you had a great trip, despite the ER visits. Wonderful pictures, as usual!