Sunday, July 18, 2010

Back from vacation and no one is happy about it

Well we made it back to reality Saturday afternoon. We had a great time there again this year and can't wait for next year. I really need to get mega rich & like now so I can buy a place down there.

We had great weather and did lots of fun stuff. Just the boys went out fishing one day

but the next day they were stuck with all the girls on the boat with them, and when I say "all the girls" I really mean lots of girls. The Dr hubby works for has 3 daughters plus his wife plus me plus our little diva & that makes 6 girls! But they survived us and we all had loads of fun snorkeling and just floating around in the bay. Abby was a master at the sand dollar hunting, we brought only a fraction of what she found back. Wyatt and the big girls had a blast doing cannonballs off the side of the boat.

The other days we soaked up the sun on the beach, hunted for shells, boogie boarded, watched the Army guys who IMO had the greatest job that a man in the Army can have; which is ride up and down a gorgeous beach in your John Deere Gator looking for oil (I am pretty sure that is not all they were looking for) but anyways maybe those guys had been deployed at some point so hey they deserve a cushy job like that.

And there was also that little thing of rescuing a turtle's nest from certain doom from the waves. We had noticed one getting super close when the high tide was in, we worried it would be washed away soon and sure enough just as I was walking passed it one morning a huge wave crashed into the side of the beach and half the nest was exposed. Me and a couple others covered the eggs back up with sand while another lady called the number for the Turtle patrol. Soon a guys was out digging up the nest. They had planned on moving all the nests anyways due to the oil this one just got dug up a bit earlier, they will be released on the opposite coast away from the oily Gulf of Mexico.

Abby was sporting a new bathing suit every day of course

that would be 8 different suits :)

We ate our favorite food at our favorite restaurants.

you know the saying don't judge a book by it's cover, this place is the is one of those places. Not much to look at but dang the food is good.

We did fun things like eat ice cream on the porch while watching the sun set

Shane also fished a little from the beach with alot of "help" from the kiddos.

On our last morning we went down to the beach as usual and soaked up our last few hours of ocean sounds and sand on our feet.

The kids posed with other people's sand art

Then Abby and I made silly faces at the camera

Then it was time to go

I also managed a photo session with the family and no one got hurt and I didn't need to medicate anyone (mainly me) to get thru the pain. The pics turned out good and I got some favorite shots I will have to share those another time as this post is carrying on and on.


Kurt and Samantha said...

You all did have a great vaca at the BEST beach, seeing the turtle nest alone was worthwhile!! That sand art was AWESOME!! Abby was very cute in each suit :) so much easier shopping for them than us. What was the name of the fav restaurant and what happened to the missing person (saw you comment on Liz's blog)?

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

Looks like you all had a blast! I love the beach we just don't go every much and it's only 5 miles from us. Crazy I know!

Elizabeth said...

Love all the pics. The one of you and Abby on the bench is so cute. And the itty bitty one of the kids on the side looks adorable. I need to see it big!

Tallymomma said...

It is so hard to come back to reality. I completely sympathize.