Monday, May 26, 2008

Part 2 of At the Beach

Why is it that a week can last forever when you are working or when you are staying at home taking care of the house but when you are relaxing and enjoying yourself with friends it seems like a week can disappear in a matter of seconds, it is just not right.  We spent Saturday to Saturday at the beach and totally enjoyed ourselves.  The weather was AWESOME!!  A few days were overcast and Friday night in rained but we only got wet going into the ice cream shop, so I really can't complain. I promised a few more pictures of the trip, I was really pleased with them and I have decided to do a digital scrapbook of this beach trip, so wish me luck.  Nothing fancy, but it will be done and soon I hope.  So that this year at the retreat I can work on something else, oooooh what will that be, I wonder? Anyway, the beach was great and spending it with the Sowders was well, if you know them, we could not have asked for a better vacation.  Enjoy just a FEW of our pictures and Happy Memorial Day!

  SB_10254714 SB_10254713  SB_10254724      Gulf Shores 2008 Sowders Camera 012SB_10254711 Gulf Shores 2008 Sowders Camera 045 Gulf Shores 2008 Sowders Camera 093 Gulf Shores 2008 168 Gulf Shores 2008 031 Gulf Shores 2008 013Jonah and Courtney on the Boardwalk


Gulf Shores 2008 023 Gulf Shores 2008 Sowders Camera 049 The GirlsGulf Shores 2008 Sowders Camera 025Did you know that you can find a monkey at the park in Gulf Shores?  Isn't this one cute?

Gulf Shores 2008 Sowders Camera 307 Just a few of the Hermit Crabs that the kids found at the beach.

SB_9665547 There always has to be one story to tell and usually Jonah has that story to tell.  Wednesday afternoon, Jonah was skim boarding with a couple other boys and the waves were a little rough.  A wave knock the other boys skim board right into Jonah's ankle and cut it about 2 inches long and probably an inch deep, enough to make a trip to an urgent care to be glued closed needless to say he was not supposed to be back in the ocean the rest of the week only the pool but since I was in bed with a migraine on Friday I heard and have proof as to something different.

 Gulf Shores 2008 049 Gulf Shores 2008 Sowders Camera 039 My scuba diversSB_9665548 SB_9665544 Gulf Shores 2008 Sowders Camera 042 Courtney at the pool

Gulf Shores 2008 Sowders Camera 147 Alicia and I cooked very delish but rather simple meals every night throughout the week, which gave us plenty of time to enjoy the pool and the beach.  Sunday after church we ate out at King Neptune's, which is a great seafood restaurant, then Friday night we ate out at the Hangout which is a new place down on the beach.  Very cool, with a large outdoor sand play area for the kids to play in.

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Zoe's Mommy said...

Wow! Look at everyone's awesome tan... I'm so jealous right now. So glad that you had a great time.
I'm sorry that you had a headache on your trip!!!! Are they better?

Emma's Mommy said...

What great pictures! Glad you had a great time on your vacation. I am sorry that you are still getting your migraines. Are they getting any better? Let us know how your digital scrapbook turns out.

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Great pics, as always! Looks like you all had a great time! Sure miss you!

Lydia's Mom said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Your pictures are great. It looks like you all are having a blast and the kids look tickled to death to be there. Have a great rest of the trip! You children are growing up so fast (and tall, I might add). They are very handsome/pretty!

Terri said...

Awesome pics. I love your family pictures. So if you digital scrapbook this, and you stay caught up, unlike some of us, you won't have anything to take to the scrapbook retreat! There's something to think about. :) Glad you all had a great time!

Deaton, party of 5 said...

Your kids look like so much fun. Do they babysit? Beach photos are the best. Glad you all had such a nice time!

trajan said...

COOL. Wish I was there. Are you guys coming to gwp church camp this year?