Beach Bound!

Well we made it!  Me, my three kiddos, a friend and her daughter. Quite possibly the best 10 hours of traveling ever. The kids were amazing...especially Jack!  I'm sure blessed with some wonderfully tempered children.  

It only took about 3 minutes upon arrival for the kids to hit the water. The weather is nice but it's windy and the ocean is showing it's temperament today. 

These two are perfectly content to be in the pool. I love how they play together so well...it make my heart happy. 

I've said it before but Ella is a beach bum at heart and should really live by the ocean. The salt water is like nourishment to her soul. 

I'm going to miss my husband this week and I am so very grateful for his hard work and willingness to let's go off with the kids on fun trips. I really do love him to pieces. 

Warning: gratuitous eye candy picture. Doesn't Erik look great?  He's been working hard on his summer "bod" and he's rocking it! 


  1. Have a great time! I love the ocean, too. And, yes, Erik looks great. I know what a job it is getting in shape.

  2. Looks like the making of fun memories has already begun!! :) I had a quick question, if you don't mind sharing. We are headed to Orange Beach next month, and my middle son is Jack's age... His floaty thingamajig looks like it might help with our son. Do you like it, and if so, where did you get it?

    Thanks so much!
    Selena Bragg

  3. I hope you all have a great time! So glad the little ones get along so well and that Ella has a buddy also. Eric is looking great! Blessings to all of you. PS - my shirt came Friday and I was sporting it on Saturday - I love the colors

  4. Selena, you can get those at Walmart in the section where the life jackets are. They are AWESOME! Much better than regular floaties. I have the exact same one for my grandson. :-)

  5. Hope you all have a GREAT time and yes, Erik is looking great. :-)

  6. Yes. We got it at WalMart. They are called Puddle Jumpers and Jack has worn one since he started swimming. They keep the torso afloat so their heads don't go underwater. Best purchase ever for the water! -kate