Friday, June 1, 2007

Beach Bums

It has taken me a while to journal this trip and I have had several friends ask me when was I going to post some pictures. Well, let me just say again I took a few too many pictures but this year there was no film like last year so I should be able to be a little more selective when I go to print (isn't digital great) and scrapbook this trip. Speaking of scrapbooking, Alicia and I found a great scrapbooking store at the beach. It was awesome!!! Thanks Jason and Phillip for letting us have "our time".

We had another beautiful week at Gulf Shores with the Sowders. The kids enjoyed the pool as well as the beach. We again dug the infamous hole, which was a popular hit with our kids as well as any of the kids and adults walking by. This year we decided to take bigger shovels so it was easier and faster to dig the "infamous hole".

We spent several nights crab hunting which is a favorite with the kids. Courtney and Jonah enjoyed playing in the waves with their boogie boards and Jonah enjoyed riding some waves on his skim board. We buried the kids in the sand and the girls were tickled when Jonah would take in a deep breath and the sand on top of his chest would move. Jonah met a boy at the pool who lived in our subdivision (what a small world), they had a good time playing together. Again, we ate lunch at LuLu's (Jimmy Buffet's sister Lucy's restaurant), played putt putt, ate ice cream not frozen yogurt and took the challenge of getting that perfect picture on the beach. Speaking of which I am very pleased with our pictures this year even though the wind was horrible the night that we decided to take them.

Yes, we decided to go with tan and navy this year and I was very pleased.

Our family


Judith said...

Isn't it nice just to sit back and listen to nature: the waves hitting the beach, the sea gulls and most of children playing. I'm so glad that you were able to get away. Your pictures are beautiful!

Dana said...

Great pictures! I've never successfully been able to pull off those great beach shots. You'll have to share your secrets! I'm glad you had a great time, especially at such a hectic time for you. Glad you're back safe, too.

Just Plain Boys said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time. I am jealous I didn't get to go to the scrapbook store. You know I need a little more paper. I love the pictures. They are great!!!

Terri said...

I am glad you all enjoyed your vacation. I love the navy/khaki pics of the fam. Too cute!

Emma's Mommy said...

I am glad you had a good vacation. The pictures are great! I love the family picture. One of these days when we take Emma to the beach we will have to do that.

Anonymous said...


The pictures turned out great. I absolutely love your family. When are you moving back to FL? I can't wait to see you. Love ya!

Julie Burkert

Zoe's Mommy said...

What a beautiful family! Your pictures are great. It looks like you had a great trip.