Thursday, July 26, 2012

Beach vacation 2012

We just got back from our annual trip to the beach, and it was everything I had hoped it would be! This year we were joined by my sister and her family and Katie. With a 4 month old and an 11 month old baby, we weren't sure how our days would go. I figured that I would be spending a good bit of time inside with G while everyone else had fun, and I was OK with that. Just getting to have a week off work and be at the beach spending time with my family was enough for me. I was pleasantly surprised that the weather wasn't too hot and Graham actually enjoyed being outside at the beach and took nice naps out there every day, giving me some time to play with Mimi and to get a little sun and relaxation. PTL!

We stayed in a townhouse in the Santa Rosa Beach community of Dune Allen. It is on our beloved Hwy 30A, close to the Seaside/Seagrove area that we usually stay in. We absolutely loved where we stayed! The place was right on the beach, which made it easy for us to just walk out and in whenever we wanted. Plus I loved sitting on the screen porch and our bedroom balcony looking out at the ocean. We will definitely stay there again if we have the opportunity next year.

Now for some pics...

G was unsure about getting his toes in the water at first. Love this pic Katie got of him putting his feet down for the first time.

I could eat Jackson up with a spoon!

sweet cousins

Happiest baby ever!

Isn't my nephew the sweetest baby ever? He is so happy. We loved getting to spend a week with him. His big cousin is missing him already.

I adore this pic Katie snapped of Cliff and Mimi

Great shot of the Walker fam by Katie

We are SO blessed to have such a fab photographer in the family to help us capture our memories. I'm sure you can pick out Katie's pics that I stole mixed in with all of mine. One bummer in our week was a whole bunch of seawood washed onshore our first day. It hung around the entire week we were there. The water was still clear, but I was not a fan of having to walk over it to get to the water and it was not welcome in my photos, ha. I had planned for a fabulous family photo session with Katie, but I waited all week for the seaweed to clear out, and then it never did. We got those shots above in Seaside on our last night there and it was super windy and a little drizzly, so those were the best we got. Even with a little rain and some seaweed, we had a great trip, and I'm so thankful that we had the opportunity to go on vacation. Cliff and I are already planning a little weekend getaway for the two of us in September and I can't wait. I love the beach!


ccrager said...

Oh I just don't know where to start! LOVE all the pictures. Looks like a great trip. Three beautiful babies. And that family photo is awesome!

Donna said...

I think it’s great that you go to a beach every year as a family! That way, you’re having a great time with each other, and that can definitely strengthen the bonds between you as family members. You got some awesome pics there! Memories! :)

Donna Parsley