Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Beach Vacation 2014 Part Two

I took way too many pictures for one post so here is the second addition to our summer beach vacation. I keep saying summer beach vacation to remind me that it's not goodbye for a year like normal because we are going back to the beach in the Fall for one of my best friend's wedding! Two beach trips in one year? Don't mind if I do!

Here's a few more candid moments from this past week-

Marcus and Stan went deep sea fishing with friends Scottie and his son Gage. It was red snapper season so that was what they were fishing for but they caught king mackerel instead. The waters were really rough that day so I think just staying vertical in the boat was considered a success. Thankfully no one got sick or thrown overboard! Marcus caught a king mackerel so he was pleased. It was an experience to say the least!

It's not a vacation without a little shopping thrown in here and there. GGH was my trying on helper at the Pink Narcissus in Pier Park. I thought she was pretty as a picture in the gorgeous fitting room and now I am wanting to use some bold wallpaper in our new house! So fun.

Back to the beach. She wasn't a big fan of the baby pool this year. She had her sights set on the ocean. Can't blame the girl. My baby is growing up so fast.

Waterlogged baby girl. She was soaked from head to toe everyday.

Snacktime. A water bottle and goldfish were the usual with a grain of sand or two mixed in :)

We hung out at the pools some too, they were shaded  and pretty empty in the mornings so that was great for us.

She was Gammy's girl this week. She has us all in the palm of her hand but especially her Gammy :)

We brought her puddle jumper but she preferred just being held in the pool. She got brave and jumped off the side a few times.

Enough of the pool, the beach is where it's at :)

Poor baby was blinded by the sun so we had to rotate a bit. I am a blessed gal y'all.

Since she was the happiest in the water we frolicked in the ocean a lot (by ourselves in the morning). She loved every minute of it! It was noticeably less crowded than this same week last year. We enjoyed no waits at restaurants and the lack of bumper-to-bumper traffic.

One of my favorite pictures from the trip.

Her best beach buds this week were Jacie and Gage. Jacie was so sweet to play with her in the sand and swim with her and she crushed hard on Gage all week. When she wasn't wanting to put on her sunscreen in the mornings we would say "Do you want to go see Gage?". She obliged then :)

Fresh out of the ocean

On the last day we hung out at the pool for a while in the morning. I think she was missing just swimming since she swims almost everyday at home. Oh, and can you find Aunt Paigey?? HA!!

Paige and her best friend Sophie came down at the end of the week to join us. GGH especially enjoyed having some gal pals around to spoil her even more. Oh the spoiling that took place this week...:) She's a very loved little girl!

Last night at the beach, enjoying some seafood at Pompano Joe's. I had the Island Shrimp dinner (split it with Soph, it was a ton of food) and it was wonderful. I want to document this so I can remember it the next time I eat at a Joe's. I can never remember what I had at a restaurant, never!

We are home now and getting back into the swing of normal life. The trip home was much easier than the trip down. She slept over half of the way and was more content in her carseat. Mommy slept half the way too so it was a happy time for all :)

And just a fun collage to commemorate our trip. I have last years printed out and displayed on my desk so I will need to add this one to the collection.

What a difference exactly a year makes!

And I will end this post with one of my very favorite videos. My daredevil baby with her favorite guy-dimply smile and salt water sampling included :). Love her spunk! 

I'm so thankful for a week of fun and rest at our happy place.


  1. It looks like you had a great time! Love all of the pictures!

    1. Thanks Jennifer! Already ready to go back :)

  2. Awww what a fun trip! Loved all the pics! This post made me even more excited for our trip to the beach at the end of the month! :) Kennedy loved the beach last summer, hope she will enjoy it as much as GG this summer too!

    1. Thanks Carol! Not long now for you, I'm sure Kennedy will! We are blessed with babies that have loved the beach.