Sunday, August 24, 2008

beach trip 2008

I know I am posting way too many pictures, but I have such a hard time deciding which ones to use. We just got back from a week in Destin at Jon's parents' house with the Hollands and the Wells. It was much more relaxing this year than last. I almost got a good tan this year! All of the kids (5 of them) played really well together and loved the pool and beach. Lilly and Mamie would have stayed in the water all day if we had let them. I celebrated my birthday while we were there and Jon got me an awesome new camera (and flowers :). I can actually take pictures of things when they happen and not ten seconds afterwards. We had a fabulous time and ate a lot of great food. We can't wait to go back in a couple of months for Jon's brother, Jeff, and Kellye's wedding! Thank you, Sassy and Papa Al for letting us use your house!

Jon and I at the Crab Trap

Courtney and I at the Red Bar

Lexi and Mamie sharing the chair and reading a good book about farm animals

Lilly getting ready to ride the go-carts with daddy--scared to death

one of the many kiddie rides we rode at the Track

Lilly flying the airplane with Will in the back and Mamie next to her, crying

everybody liked the swings...but we must have our binky

This was definitely the favorite ride of the night. They all laughed their heads off on this one.

Go-carts the 2nd time around with mommy. Lilly was dying to go this time.

Four of the five in the surf--Lexi was not a fan of the sand.

Lilly and Cal

sandy sisters

Mamie and her swimmies--she would just jump in off the side and take off by herself all over the pool. No fear.

swimming to the side so I can do it again...

Lilly didn't venture into open water too much without the fish float, but she loved the pool

my birthday dinner at Louisiana Lagniappe

an attempt at a group shot in the pool

We were all laughing--Mamie would not stand still for a picture

Mamie, Lilly, and Cal

Mamie & daddy

Lilly showing her shells to Will

The whole crew


Kelly said...

We are giung next week- I cannot wait! It will be much more fun than when we took a three month old. Cade avd I love the pictures. He can really say Mamie good now- he loves her so much!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a good time. I can't wait till we are all down there in October!

Courtney said...

Wow! You posted faster than me! I am really impressed! All the pictures are great!!! I know you are loving that camera... We had SOOOO much fun and I miss you guys already! Can't wait till next year...

Anonymous said...

Dear Lyla and Jon and kids, the pictures from the beach are really great. Glad you put them all out there. That bunch looks like they could all fit in a VW van. Loved the white dresses on M & L. couple of those pix are super. Glad you finally made it to the beach...summer is almost over and everybody enjoyed it so much. Love to all, Mother and Daddy

Laura Beth said...

Looks like you had so much fun! I love Lilly and Mamie's white dresses! Happy Birthday, too!

The Roper's said...

What fun!! We are going next week and I can't wait :)

Sallie said...

Is it weird that I totally think you look like Tressa in a couple of those pics?? I've NEVER thought that before!

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad that you had such a great time! Your girls are so adorable and of course I noticed that they matched in every picture!! I love it! And, there is no such thing as too many pictures!

Charlie and Jennifer Senn said...

Glad you all had a fun trip! Great pictures. I don't know how you stood it too wait all summer before heading down there.

Dee-Dee said...

Happy belated birthday! I got a new camera this year and have loved it. I do NOT miss that delay! I love the sandy sisters and the 4 kids in the surf. You took some great pictures! I am glad you all had such a good time!

Zach and Kim said...

Looks like yall had a blast. Can't wait til October. I don't think I have ever seen Jon smile so much!!!
Glad yall had a good time.