Friday, July 24, 2009

Our Family Destin Trip...2009

We just recently returned from our family trip to Destin not too long ago. I am such a bad blogger lately because we have been busy and every post I feel is FOREVER long documenting all of our birthdays, anniversaries, etc. , etc. Blogging it has become a chore and I think that is why I have been avoiding my computer! :) So, I am back and excited to just do fun little posts again! But first, here are TONS of pictures of our trip to Destin!
We had a great time with us, The Dales and Mimi & Papaw! We stayed in a house this year, which was fun because it was nice and a really cool looking place. However, it was NOT fun for us because we chose the room on the 3rd floor...and that is a lot of stairs to go up and down every time you need a diaper or something! The house was cool though, and we had a nice pool, and were right across the street from the beach. We spent every morning at the beach, then the boys would take the kids to the pool while the girls made lunch, and then we would spend the afternoon in the pool! We had great weather and really got to spend a LOT of fun with my family! So, here are many many pictures from our fun vacation!

Jules and Jilly looking TAN!

Jules first steps on the sand! Most babies cry or get weirded out by it...but not this baby! She was born for the beach! She TOTALLY looks like the Coppertone baby now that she is so tan and has the white blonde hair! You should see the little booty tan those!

She likes it!!!

First dip in the ocean! She is so happy...definitely her father's daughter!

Emmy and Jillian jumping in the ocean!
Ready for the beach!
The best view...

Daddy and Jules hanging out...I just love this picture. Jules looks angelic!

We had so much beach gear (blow up pool, tent, chairs, toys, etc., etc.) that we ended up driving it over to the beach everyday. Here is Mimi carting around 80% of her GRANDgirls!

Seth, Layton, and Papaw filling up the kiddie pool everyday!

Jillian covered in sand

Jilly and Emmy playing on the beach!

The girls eating breakfast! Aren't they all so cute and tan?
Jules, Ansley, Jilly, Macy, and Emmy

Jillian and Emerson in their airbrushed shirts.
The girls get a shirt every time we come!

Ansley, Emmy, Jilly, Macy

The family shot...of course the kids are thrilled!

Jilly and Emmy! This one is going to hang in their college dorm room! :)

Layton and Seth playing horseshoes while Papaw refs! These three boys had a great time playing!

The girls eating snacks in their tent.

Jules pointing at the ocean.

Our setup at the beach...the tent, pool, chairs, umbrella. We have been to the beach enough that I think we have finally mastered how to do it with 5 kids in tow! We were able to stay out for long time.

Daddy and Jules

Jules playing at the beach

I really LOVE this picture! Papaw and Jules playing at the beach! Jules really LOVES her papaw!

Jillian and Seth

Jules eating...that is pretty much all she wanted to do at the beach! Snack, snack, snack...

oh yeah...and drink! Yes I give my baby coke zero...whats the big deal? :)

My girls playing together

and sharing!!!! WOW!

Jilly and Daddy

Jilly and Daddy

Jillian found all of these really nice and perfect shells right on the beach. I swear they were not $1.97 from Wal-Mart.

Emmy, Jilly, and Macy

Macy and Jilly

And here is Mimi...AKA The Baby Jules Whisperer. Jules hasn't slept on anyone since about 4 weeks old or something! :) Well, Mimi was able to get her to sleep every single day we were there! Mimi has been able to do that to all the girls...she just has the touch!

Here she is another day...different suit! Isn't it amazing????

I really love this picture too! Mimi and Jules relaxing on the beach.

Macy, Emmy, and Jilly

Jules snacking away!

Jillian too...I don't know what it is about the pool and beach, but all the girls constantly wanted something to eat!

Jillian playing in the pool

Summer and I getting some (unheard of) time to lay out! This is also proof that I was ACTUALLY on this vacation with my family...since I appear to be in NO pictures.

Layton and Seth laying out

Jules with Mimi and Papaw at Maguires...our favorite Destin Hamburger place! Aren't my parents so adorable in this picture?

This year, we drove to Destin. 12 hours alone sucks bad enough, but when you have 2 kids that HATE the car, it is enough to make you want to end it all! HaHa! Well, on the way home, we did the whole trip in 1 day...and Jules slept a total of 37 minutes from 6:15 am until 9:45 pm when we pulled up to our house. The kid is amazing! What 15 month old has that kind of endurace???? Luckily we were able to stop off in Louisiana to see my grandparents and family for some famous Johnny's pizza! Here we all are with my cousin Crista and Memaw.

Memaw, Me, and Jules
If I look bad here, it is simply becasue I had already crawled back and forth between the front and back seats of the car a good 200 times by this point to fetch lovies, paci's, snacks, art supplies, etc. All that in a skirt....I am sure there were some truckers out there that caught a nice little show from me! HA!

Memaw and Papaw with all of their GreatGrandGirls!!!!

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Elizabeth said...

I have felt the same way about blogging lately! What great beach shots! I am kinda jealous- I don't get to go with my family until October! The girls are adorable- all 5 of them! Babies and the beach make such great pictures! And, I give mine Coke Zero too. I don't think there is one problem with that!!! BTW... I love that stuff- much better than diet coke to me!

Rachel said...

Great pictures!! I have never seen so many tan kiddos at once =)!!! I have been waiting on you to post these pictures as I saw Summer's earlier. But I totally understand, if I get behind on blogging I stress out and don't want to do it!

Looks like yall had a great time!!! Owen loves him some Diet Coke =)

Marty Rhea Hill said...

I thought you had died. Just kidding. Love the photos. I hope all is well. I can't get over how big the girls are getting. Glad you had a great vacation.

The Sweet Life said...

That dark skin and blonde hair...they are so pretty!

annalee said...

what a fabulous family trip! your pictures are beautiful and are making me itch to be on the beach again (we are going to destin for a wedding in october!)

annalee said...

what a fabulous family trip! your pictures are beautiful and are making me itch to be on the beach again (we are going to destin for a wedding in october!)

Mindy said...

man the va-ca seems to have been an awesome one. Jam packed full of lots of girly action. You certainly had quite the layout on the beach! So glad to see yall had such a great time. And again for the record, I am still LOVIN Jules' itty bitty bikini!

aWare said...

Jilly and Jules are just too stinkin' cute! I love beach pictures! I can't believe how small this world is! Please please let me know next time you are in our area....I would love to catch up and hang out!

Carol said...

Wow your trip!!! thanks for sharing your trip experience with us..
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