The mornings were spent in our swimmie trunks splashing in the puddles, digging our toes in the sand and taking long walks on the beach, looking for the perfect shell.
Most importantly, we really enjoyed spending time together.
These smiles were on their faces for 10 whole days. It was beautiful.
Evening baths were taken on the deck in the kiddie pool over looking the beach.
It was different. It was new. It was fun.
One day Ross and I completely lost our minds and decided to take the littles offshore fishing in our boat. Cliff caught two of the smallest fish in the Sea, but the look on his face was priceless. He was so proud and to hear him tell it, those fish might as well have been a 1,000 Marlin - just like a true fisherman.
The days melted into rolling in the surf with Harley, our "buppeee", popsicles for lunch, filling the beach with excited squeals every time a flock of pelicans flew over us and chasing the Girl who ran straight into the ocean every chance she got. She is not scared of anything.
Speaking of the Girl, she is growing up.
Way too fast.
After baths and dinner, we went back out on the beach to get the last bits of energy out of the littles.
Cliff rode and rode and rode his bike...
...while Harper ran and ran and ran trying to catch up with him.
Ross and I were so excited to see little feet prints on the beach for the first time. And Harper sure did leave a LOT of prints on that beach!
Speaking of Harper's feet, she scored an insanely cute pair of kicks at the Old Navy Outlet:
Rules were broken and smores were eaten for dinner.
Then Jennifer took stunning pictures of my family on the beach. She is soooo talented and knows how to work a camera! Check out Jenn K Photography for her information. She is super affordable, simply fabulous and super fast!
The entire week was beautifully perfect. Filled with family and friends. Lots and lots of giggles, laughter and most of all true love. We are comfortable at the beach. We can let go. No worries. No Internet. No clocks. Just us soaking in these moments as a family enjoying being together and thanking God that we are so blessed to have these opportunities.
(Well, at least I could "let it all go..." SHE seemed to hang on to her diva-ness the ENTIRE vacation... but we love Little Miss Priss just the way she is!)