Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I've been super busy around here and fairly overwhelmed by the idea of trying to catch up on my blogging so finally, today, I decided that I will just start where I am. We've been blessed to have my Aunt Julie out here to visit us. She took an apartment nearby and we've been playing and exploring the area for about 6 weeks. We have had an enormously fun time. One of our adventures was a trip down to Gulf Shores on the weekend of Oct 15. We had a really great time and made so many memories! Erika is herding a school of fish that came very close to shore. Casey caught a net-full and he's maybe never been so excited! He was truly distressed when some fought the net so hard that they got themselves wedged in the little holes and got decapitated when he tried to pull them out. ewww.

The boys spent nearly every waking minute on the beach and never once got bored. A little sunburned, yes. Bored, no. Part of one morning and all of that afternoon they built their fort (above) and 4-5 cute girls complimented them on it as they walked by. Then they spent another entire afternoon digging up mussels (below) and watching them burrow back down into the sand. Fascinating!The evenings and mornings were delightfully cool and the days were in the low 80's. Perfect.
This is the cute house we stayed in. It was 3 bedrooms and had enough beds for all of us. We were very close to the water and had fantastic views.

This is our first morning foray onto the beach (below)


Emily H. said...

Wooohooo you're back! Not that I haven't seen or talked to you in a while- but in the blogging world, no. Welcome back. I want to stay in that cool beach house! Next year! Love your pictures- esp the one of you and the kids- very cute! I'm so anxious to see the gulf coast myself!

Jessica M said...

Glad y'all had a great time! Beach vacations are the best.

Michaelangelo said...

Wow, that looks like SO MUCH FUN! Nothing better than a trip to the beach!

Mandy said...

I love all the pictures! I am so glad you caught up...I was six months behind--now I am only one month--but progress!!! We miss you all and are looking to our trip==months away--but it is all that my kids talk about! WE MISS you! The kids looked darling!!

Sandy & Rick said...

Looks like so much fun! It is great that you get to have your aunt close by. I love all the beach pics. Looks nice and warm compared to our current weather. :)