Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime...

I can't tell you enough how much I love summer! More specifically summer vacation!!! We've just had a wonderful week at the beach and I've not quite adjusted back to my REAL life! Summer vacation means sand between my toes, salty air, sandy (happy) kids and a full week with my husband! Who could ask for anything better!??!

St. Simons Island is a beautiful place and we're making some wonderful memories with each visit. Every day was somewhat of a ritual: swim and play at the beach, swim and play at the pool at our rental house, go for a bike ride, eat dinner out, swim at the house, sleep, then start over again!

Here's a glimpse of our fun:

Lily Clare is ready for her day in the sun!

Sam is ready for his future GQ photo shoot!

We spent a day on Jekyll Island in our "secret" spot and this is what the beach looked like!! We were alone! Well, until some loud-mouth people showed up and sat about 10 yards away and proceeded to talk on their cell phones. (We picked up and moved away!!)

We had to do the typical beach pictures, but aren't they precious!??!

Here are the gorgeous people I was lucky enough to spend my week with!!!

That gooey thing in the shovel is a jellyfish Sam caught. Yuck!

Here are our other cool beach finds!

Well, the last day was full of rain. But alas, we can't let that get our vacation spirits down...we headed to the local bowling alley in Brunswick, GA! You would have thought we took the kids on a surprise trip to Disneyland! They were ecstatic and had a blast! This was the first time Lily bowled and she did great. John was kinda worried that she may win the game, but he kicked it up a notch and took the lead.

Fortunately for Lily, bowling shoes don't come in her size....

What a great week! And did you know, when you least expect it, you can meet some super-neat people!?!? We set up on the beach next to two cute families, the kids started playing together, the parents started talking and we made some wonderful new friends! The two other moms are fellow bloggers and we were so excited to get home and check out each others sites! How fun to make "beach" friends and we hope to see everyone again soon! (More than just blog stalking!)

So, an incredible vacation was achieved and some precious memories were made! Mission accomplished!

I love my life, my family and the blessed things that I get to do!

Still finding sand~

P.S. I promise I was on the trip! :-) I just didn't get in any of the pictures. Here's one and it's not too good...


The Hill Family said...

what a great post, Laurie!! the pictures are precious, and your family is BEAUTIFUL!! i laughed out loud at the one picture that had you in it, and it was blurry! go figure! that's the life of a mom, i guess! :) what would the world do without us and our endless picture taking (of everyone,but ourselves!) and our wonderful micro -managing skills??!! haha!

talk to you soon!! ~Jill

@m@nd@ @k@ hair fixer/upper said...

Aww.. one picture of Laurie and its blurry =[
Precious children I must say!!! Adorable

Tracey said...

I love the pictures.... Lilly, Sam running in the water, Jekyll, Bowling Shoes, and the one and only of you!!!