Sunday, August 17, 2008


Okay, yes, I realize I didn't update the blog with Day 4, Day 5 or Day 6 vacation pictures...but the weather cleared up and we were outside so much and busy those last few days! Oh well. I took over 180 pictures the last day! It will be HARD to pick only a few to post here. Both girls got SOOO very brave the last day in the water and we also did white dress beach pictures Friday night. I didn't get any GREAT ones of either one, but I did get a pretty decent one of Beth and a few okay action shots of Sarah. However, mom and Bob were also snapping away with their cameras, so hopefully someone got a good one of the two girls together.

The one thing I like about getting back to our house after vacation is that all the toys are suddenly "new" again to the girls. Its like they truly MISSED their toys and today, Sarah Katherine spent at least 2 hours dragging her toys and dress-up clothes out and playing with them ALL happily. Then, all heck broke lose around 5:00 - neither girl had a nap and both were tired, hungry and GRUMPY. They were both bathed and in bed by 7:00. I'd had enough.

I'm glad to be home. Back to my bed, my washer/dryer, my kitchen, my backyard, my dog, my computer keyboard (I HATE typing on laptops!), my house.....However, I could have easily stayed another week this time!! I love Destin. I'm already looking forward to returning. Its not necessarily about just going on "vacation." Its about making memories. Since we go to the same place (mom and dad's townhouse) each time, its a familiar place to the girls and almost like a second home. They know it well and they have their own room there. Its not just a "vacation." Its a getaway and its making memories with the whole family. I'm glad they have the opportunity to make those memories in a place that will be a part of them for a long time.

Pictures coming on Monday....


Melissa said...

Glad you had fun! Too funny-I was supposed to take beach pics close to your place on Friday. I'm pretty sure it was close to you-Maravilla? It was a group of 54! :O I convinced them a few days before to go on Okaloosa Island where there were some big dunes left so we could arrange everyone a little better.

Can't wait to see your pics!