Sunday, June 24, 2012

Florida wrap up.

We are now home. Surrounded by piles of laundry, an empty refrigerator, and no ocean in sight. 

As much as we miss it, there really is nothing like peeing in your own toilet, and sleeping in your own bed. It's good to be home.

Our last night in Florida, we decided to hit up our favorite spot to eat, the Crab Trap. 

And I may have gone camera crazy that last night.

 I'm hoping as much grief I get for my excessive photo taking, that one day these pictures will be appreciated.

I want to thank my parents for the vacation.

Lord knows it took them to get us there.

And because of their sacrifice to get us there, we had our first beach family vacation in 16 years.

The last time we all went to the beach together, Cody was just a baby, and Nathan and Hope, weren't even around yet.

Nor were these two.

So, that last night I was determined to do two things.

Get us all to the beach for some pictures.

And plant myself there to watch the sunset.

My very favorite time to be at the beach is at night.

The beauty is undeniable.

So, I just sat there and took it all in and got all reflective. I do that at times.

 Thankful for my family, and what a blessing they are.

Thankful for God's creation. 

And thankful for a great week.

Until we meet again....


Angie said...

Beautiful post! Looks like you found a lot of peace while on your trip. That is always wonderful. LOVE all the pictures :)

Susie said...

What a fun trip that sounded like!! Glad all the family could go. We will be going next month to Destin with the family too. I will be taking alot of abnoxious picture but hey that is who I am too.

Beth, Joshua, Isabella and McKinley said...

So glad you made it home safely and had a great time. It was fun living through you for the week. Hold on to your pants... next week we're going to HOLIDAY WORLD!!! WOOT WOOOT {enter sarcarsm here}

Jami said...

Looks like a really great vacation. The kids look like they had a blast, which is all that really matters.

Jessica said...

Glad you all had such a great time making special memories!

Jaime Mac said...

What a great vacation for the whole fam! Yes, you will be like super famous people in history that were never appreciated in 'their time'... :)

Jill said...

Beautiful pics!!! I read through all your posts. It looks like a wonderful trip! So glad you got to go with your family after 16 years. That is special.

The McAfee's said...

great post!!!

Terry, Leslie, Noah & Allie said...

Looks like a great time - I want to be on the beach!!! I hope to soon!