Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Last Vacation Post...I Promise:)

Well, this is the last of them. Our vacation was wonderful. Not with out some bumps in the road but definitely just what I expected with a little bit of the unexpected thrown in. I wanted lots of hugs and kisses and laughs and smiles and I love yous   and those wishes were fulfilled and then some! I'm just so thankful that were able to do this and so thankful that we came back home  safe and sound.

I finally discovered the trick to going to the beach with little kids...on the last night.. Which is when you usually find the best things to do and how to do them. Going in the evening was perfect for us.  The air was cool and the weather was perfect and the sun setting was just a perfect back drop for our last night there.

Our new friend Courtney had spent all day with her brother building this sand castle.





That's Courtney at the top there. She had dug these wonderful tunnels in the sand which my kids were over joyed to share. They ended up ruining all of her hard work in their exuberance but she was sweet and didn't mind. Turns out she was from Coppell. I wish she lived closer because I would have definitely asked her if she was in the business of babysitting.

Then she buried them in the sand which they thought was the greatest thing ever.


One of my favorite pics of the trip. The joy on Kate's face is pretty unmistakable.


Sweet Courtney. I really think I could have saved my money and driven to ANY beach and just buried the kids in the sand. They got such a kick out of it.

Another favorite


Triumphant.

Working together

God's beautiful sunset

They had such a great time laughing together.

The next morning we said our good byes and drove back home.

Me and my amazing brother Burke. He has a Heart of gold. He makes me laugh like no other.

Love this girl. I am so blessed in the sister in law department. So very blessed.

And this is indicative of Burke taking our picture. He started taking pictures in the fast shutter mode so I think there are about 50 pictures of Stacey and I. I am saying "What are you doing?!?!?!?" And Stacey is just rolling her eyes which is an essential maneuver when married to my brother.

We rolled through this tunnel on our way back home. My kids loved it. So the tunnel and being buried in sand. Save your money parents. This is all my kids really needed to make their trip.

1 comments:

Burke and Stacey said...

Loved so many of the sand posts! And I already have my print of you and Burke. Love that one.

God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6