Monday, June 30, 2008

The Beach 2008


This past June, we had an incredible vacation. It was SO FUN!! We spent the majority of our time sitting and playing right on the beach. Bryanna was totally in her element, spending the whole week with her favorite people, her cousins! She also was fearless and went in the ocean with her Daddy and myself. Maddox was an angel and actually started walking while down at the Beach house...I personally am grateful for all the sand on the floor, he was disgusted with the way it felt on his knees while crawling, and so the alternative was to stand on his feet and WALK!!!!!

Bon fires were also a nightly routine, eating smores and having long talks, it was the perfect get-a-way. We ate at our favorite restaurants, The Fisherman's Warf, and Sonny's Italian place, those eateries are never a dissapointment.

Three generations of vacationing on Beach Road, my mom grew up going to the beach, so naturally I grew up vacationing there, and now my kids have the pleasure of spending a week of their summer by the ocean. I love this tradition and I am so grateful for the fun memories we have and look forward to making new ones next year.

Every time I am down there, it always feeds a desire to move and create my life liveing by the seashore. One day that dream just may come true of owning beach front property!! As for now, the vacation is serving its purpose, getting our whole family together, enjoying eachother's company and relaxing from the normal stresses of the daily grind! Can't wait til next year...

11 comments:

Chris & Lynette said...

Looks like a great time. I've been jonesing to go to the beach. But, I don't think we'll make it this summer.

The Petersons said...

You guys DID look like you were having such a good time! Even though we live to close to the beach we totally take it for granted and being there 24/7 would be an amazing experience, even for us! You guys looked beautiful in the pictures, I can't wait for you to see them! And I'll bring you some of my brothers cards and maybe that dream of owning beach front property will become a reality! ha ha See you soon!

Danielle said...

Oh, how much fun. Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves. I am jealous. Family is so GREAT!!

Carl & Tami said...

It is alwasys fun to spend time to family ~ Happy that you have the opportunity to do it annually! Congrats on Maddox walking, that is always a fun milestone.

Hawley Family said...

Ohh...so fun...I love the beach too. Especially when it's just so peaceful and relaxing! I am glad you had a great time!

Allred Family said...

Looks like you really had a great time, I love the beach. Looks like we are only going to make it to Vegas this year for our little vacation....ohhh well there is always next year!!!!! We should get together when we come down :)
Congrats on Maddox walking it's always fun to watch them do something for the first time!!!!

Jordan, Annie, Allie & London said...

Oh man, I love the beach, looks like you had a great time!

Baker Bunch said...

Looked like tons of fun! We have to get together soon! Jaden was so mad that he missed you guys when you were here a couple weeks ago! He keep asking me to call you guys and have you come back so he can enjoy your company!

Carmell said...

Looks like a great vacation! I love the beach!

Chris & Chrissy said...

How fun!! I am totally jealous!! What great traditions to have for your kids!

Angie said...

That does look like fun! I spent last week on the beach too, but it was in Washington (a family reunion). It was beautiful, but too cold in June for my blood. I feel like having to dress my kids in layers at a beach in June is just kind of wrong.