Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blue Skies and Sandy Toes

So we've been back from our wonderful beach vacation for a little over a week now. We got back last Saturday afternoon, unpacked a little, and then jumped right into the VBS craziness that followed the next week! WHEW! These last two weeks have been a total blur for me, but I'm slowly catching my breath...while catching up on the laundry;)

 Anyway...back to our beach trip...
We had the BEST.time.ever!!! 
The weather was PERFECT, the beach was BEAUTIFUL, and our time was MEMORABLE! 
 This year, not only were we surrounded by MY sweet family, but our dear friends, the Howard's...
 
AND
 
 our favorite lifeguard friend, Charlotte,
 joined us for a week of
FUN in THE SUN too!
 
That made for a grand total of 27 people in our party.
 
And yes...it was definitely a PARTY! 
 
Most of our week was spent ON the beach. The kids LOVE swimming in the ocean and playing in the sand with their friends AND cousins.
 
When we needed a little break from the beach, the pool was the happening place to be.
I'm actually surprised no one sprouted fins and gills while we were away;) I think most of these kids  spent more time IN the water than out. 

Every year we visit Surfside, we have a few spots that we love to frequent. 
This year, we were excited to share some of our favorite beach hang outs with our friends.

Sophia's Ice Cream is a definite family fav!!!
 
And no trip would be complete without a trip (or two) to the Yum Yum shop as well!

Broadway at the Beach is a must see too.

We didn't do much shopping there, but our crew had a BLAST riding all the new amusement park rides they have there now. 

And speaking of "BLAST'...

Our family had so much fun building amazing sand creations,
and making silly pictures while hanging out on the beach! 

My family is THE BEST;)

What a wonderful week spent with the people I love most in this entire world!
Sweet memories were made and precious moments were enjoyed that will indeed last a life-time!

6 comments:

Bethany Liv said...

What fun!! Those silly pics are the BEST!! You are so blessed to have such a fun, and fun-loving, family. =)

The Andlers said...

where do you girls get all of your pretty bathing suits? i have had a hard time finding nice ones this year.

Melanie said...

Such an awesome & fantastic week!!! Many sweet memories, for sure!! All of your photos are great, but the one of the kids on the golf cart is my favorite!!! Love every one of those sweet kids!

Melanie said...

Such an awesome & fantastic week!!! Many sweet memories, for sure!! All of your photos are great, but the one of the kids on the golf cart is my favorite!!! Love every one of those sweet kids!

Tracy Fowlkes said...

I am trying that sand bucket photo on our beach trip in a couple of weeks.....question: do you have any idea where your sisters got there one shoulder swimsuits?

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip! I love your family and the silly pictures are hilarious!!!