Saturday, September 17, 2011

Destin Family Vay-Cay!

A-mazing!  That one word sums up this family vay-cay!  After much anticipation and lead up to this vacation it did NOT disappoint.  We met up with two of our dearest friends and their kids and rented a beautiful home on the beach in Destin, Florida.  Seriously, the funnest vacation we've ever been on.
We basically swam in the ocean, played in the sand, built sand castles and man-made swimming pools on the extremely fine and soft white sand, flew kites, boogie-boarded, caught crabs and jelly fish with our nets, watched the sunsets every night and hung out with our friends after the kidlets went down. Does life get any better?  I think not.
Miles LOVED the beach!  He was a little timid of the water, but still enjoyed playing in the shallow areas.  Graham chilled in the shade most days on the chairs and dug in the sand under the umbrella.  He's such a mellow kid and most passer-byers would comment on his laid back style.
After taking a gazillion sunset photos we got a little silly by pulling out some of the high school dance poses.  Not that I ever grabbed any of my HS dates' chests, but hey I couldn't resist my hubby's new and improved bod.
The boys enjoyed running around the beach naked while watching the sunset on one of our last nights.
While on this trip we managed to gain 7 pounds while maintaining our pastey-whiteness.  Thank you sunscreen for allowing our family to enjoy our vacation without any sunburns.
So sad to say good bye to the beach and our friends. We hope to make annual trips with this group of friends a tradition.  Such a fun and relaxing week.  Thank you Klc's and Lilyquists.  Miss you and your kiddos already.  :(


Peggy said...

I see two amazing, improved bods here, and I don't mean Miles and Graham. Your vacation looks fabulous! What great memories you are building for your family. Miss you more than you can imagine. Tonight's the big U game. Hope you will be watching. We will be thinking about you and wishing you were here!!! Love you tons.

Meg said...

Oh my goodness, I loved your photos! You look so good Kirst... So proud of you for working so hard. Love you, and miss you guys sooooo much!

The Van Leeuwen Family said...

Hey hot momma - you look awesome!! You've gotta spill what you're doing cause I've gotta get going here soon!!!
looks like you guys had a blast!!

Dan and Laura said...

That DOES looks like such an awesome vacation! I bet the kids were exhausted! Hooray for no sunburns. :)

Mike and Mindy said...

Ok. You failed to mention how much we freaking ate. How is it possible? Anyway -- your pictures all look so amazing. Crisp and bright. You were able to capture the trip perfectly. I can't believe it was less than two weeks ago. This is just bafoonary -- we MUST go back. My favorite is you can tell the timeline of the trip based off the facial hair of Tim. LOVE IT.

All your pictures on this blog are amazing. And what a cute idea for FHE. WE haven't quite gotten to the craft and actual activity of family home evening...I need to get better at doing that. Send me your ideas! xoxo