Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Beach!! (6, 7, and 8)

On Thursday, we rented bikes and road to Seaside.
First stop: coffee and lemonade!

Then, lunch!

And $4 popsicles:

Then, we rode back to the house.
17+ miles total!
Our hineys were sore.

Back to the beach!

A storm rolled in Friday morning, so we spent the morning being lazy at the house.
As soon as it passed, we were back out.

My sister, Aunt Kiki to the girls, is the BEST!!
She, unlike me, likes to be in the water and was so sweet to go in with Alice.
Alice absolutely loved it and still mentions this day as a trip highlight. 

Last day.
We went out to say goodbye to the ocean before another long day of travel.

We loved every minute of this trip!
I'm so incredibly thankful we had the opportunity to go!
We hope to go back again soon!

Rosemary Beach (Days 2, 3, 4, and 5)

It was really a whole lot of the same:
playing at the beach,
yummy food and wine,
time with family,
and repeat.

EXACTLY what we hoped to do!

I don't think I've ever seen my kids as happy as they were that week.
I think it was good for all of our hearts!

BEACH!!!! (Day 1)

We've been planning this beach trip for MONTHS!
Then, a few days before we left, there was talk of a huge snowstorm/blizzard.
I was super nervous about it, but kept on with the preparations.

Then, the night before our 6am flight,
we went to Denver to stay in a hotel.
I checked the status of our flight over and over again.
Though airlines were already cancelling flights for the next day, ours was still scheduled to go.

We were up at 3:30am to head to the airport.
The airport was NUTTY.
Our plane had to be de-iced twice.
When we were finally in the air, I cried.
Days of stress, finally lifted!

When we landed in Houston, I saw this:

I'm so thankful we got out!!

We arrived in Florida around noon.

We couldn't wait to drop our bags and head to the beach!
It was their first time seeing the ocean. :)
(matching tutus from Nona!)

I love this photo:
Curious, but apprehensive.

Clementine found her first shell:

Then, we walked back to the house to put on proper beach attire. :)

Pre-dinner downtime and wine:

It was such a long day!
I kept saying, "I can't believe we're here!!"
I still can't believe we made it out...just in the nick of time.