My Family


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

a day at the beach ----- our vacation day 2

on the second day of our vacation, we rented a car and headed to the gulf. we visited a state park called honeymoon island. it was a great beach. it had beautiful white sand and very shallow waters for a long way out into the ocean. the water was so clear, you could see everything all around you, just the way i like it!!

jacob was not so sure he liked it at first. he was very apprehensive.

do you think they look alike at all?

    he decided that digging in the sand with his shovel was ok though.

everyone else headed to the water to see what they could catch with their net.

can you see all the fish in the water that nobody could catch at all?

they are just too fast!!!

they all decided to dig in the sand with it and find shells.

olivia and amanda are inspecting their finds.

aaron and josiah decided to head into deeper water and dig up shells there.
what could this be that josiah dug up?

hanging out in the shallow water was enjoyable too!

jacob kept his safe distance on the sand. but he had so much fun! 

then we decided it was time for jacob to fall in love with the water too.

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it took a little bit of time, but he eventually realized that the water was pretty fun!

he realized that there was sand in the water too!

everyone had a blast!

then we took our sun-kissed bodies to dinner at the whispering canyon cafe in the wilderness lodge.
there was not much whispering going on there though!

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    rachel and angie, my best friend since 7th grade. she lives in Florida and joined us for our whole vacation.
 ****what an experience for her!!****

it was a beautiful day!


The Real Me! said...

How fun my friend. I"ve never been to the west coast beach. I guess since I live on the east coast I just haven't seen the need to drive 3 hours to go to a different beach! LOL.
I love your pictures and you look like you are all having a fun time. If you cruise over to the east coast side let me know!!!

Mich said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like a blast. The water looks wonderful.

Andrea said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful day.
Blessings, andrea

Angie said...

God has blessed you with a beautiful family and it looks like you guys really know how to enjoy your time together. May you have many more family outings and wonderful memories.

RCUBEs said...

There was only one word in my mind the whole time I was enjoying your post and all the pictures: "B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L"...Jacob is soooo adorable. And I'm glad you're in some of the pics, too sister :)
God bless you and your beautiful family!

Karen said...

Making memories with family...what a great time!

Pilar said...

Nothing better than the kind of fun you can enjoy with the rest of your family.
Great photos!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh every picture screams love, joy and FUN!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing, I felt like I was with you guys..well, maybe it was more like I wished I was!

Gorgeous family with a gorgeous mama.......inside and out. :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh those pictures look so nice right now because I woke up to 48 degree temps. BURRRR!

Daveda said...

Great pictures! Oh, it looks like you guys had soooo much fun! Little peanut is getting to be a big peanut!!

The picture of you ...woohoo! You look sooo good! If I were you I would frame that one!

Love you!! Hope to see you, (and the new babies) soon! Oh, and of course Jess, I love her :)

Kristin said...

The beach looked so beautiful!!! I bet that was lots of fun! What great pictures and precious memories, I bet, too!

septembermom said...

You have such a beautiful family! I wish I could be at that lovely beach right now. So glad that you're having fun. Thanks for sharing all these great pictures!

Heart2Heart said...


The pictures are amazing! I love everyone of them. I can't believe just how clear, shallow and blue the waters were. Just looks like you had a great and relaxing time.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

mom-2-4 said...

Thanks for sharing such great pics! It looks like your family has such a great time being together- and that is always so great to see!
Have fun!

Darcie said...

I have to agree...a VERY beautiful day..thanks for taking us to the beach with you.

Warren Baldwin said...

Fun, fun, fun! Your family will always remember this!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You have a great camera and some great looking subjects to shoot! You seem to be having great fun. Why is it that my vacations leave me exhausted?


Bridget said...

I LOVE the beach!! It looks like everyone had so much fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Christy you have such a beautiful family!

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Anonymous said...

looks like you had lots of fun!


Loren said...

there is NOTHING better than a day at the beach w your family!!!! Such joy on those sweet faces

love you friend

Angela said...

Your little one is just gorgeous! Well all your children are gorgeous. Of course they would be, you and hubby are!!

You guys just radiate such joy and peace in these pics...

Tea With Tiffany said...

Another wonderful post full of beautiful people.

Jenn@Spejory said...

We missed our beach vacation this year, so I enjoyed seeing your photos. Looks like you like to do a lot of the same things we do on vacation. Have a great time!

Anonymous said...

These are all great photos! Yes! I say your husband and Jacob DO look alike!

It is wonderful you have your family all together; still, and also that you all get to have a little one to keep you laughing!

Tara said...

Was this Jacob's first time at the beach? It's beautiful there and looks like everybody had a great time. Glad you were able to have your friend join you!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

It is so cute to see how your older kids are playing and lovin' on Jacob. It is just so precious!

Jennifer W. said...

Ooohhhh, the beach is so fun. The pictures are fantastic, and your family is beautiful! It looks like everyone is having a good time.

Anonymous said...

Christy you have such a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

looks like you had lots of fun!