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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Orange Beach, Alabama

We usually don't get away for Memorial Day weekend as we hate driving in traffic, but this year we pulled the children (minus Harris-he had to work) from school and off we went.  We stopped and had a fabulous lunch at Lulu's (I will post pictures later) where I enjoyed grilled fish, Frank had a bucket of peel and eat shrimp and the kids all enjoyed nice and juicy burgers.  This restaurant is fantastic as the kids can play in their sandpit and build sandcastles and play in their water feature while waiting for their food.  We have been going to this beach for ages, but hadn't gone in a while as it is 6 hours away from our home.  I am so happy Frank could come with us; especially, since he will be leaving to do some work in Italy for the next 12 days.  We are going to miss him something fierce. There really is something to the saying Life is a Beach.  I never feel more alive than when I am breathing in the fresh salt water air with sand between my toes and the sun on my face.  I was worried that Ivy might not like it as she had never been to the beach before, but she was amazing and had a blast.  She loves the water and doesn't seem to mind the sand either.  Now we just got to get her to realize that sand isn't for eating.  What did you do this past weekend?















21 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful photos of your family. The beach is a great time for all. Everyone is smiling and happy! I am glad you had a great time. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Leggio said...

Love the pictures. Looks like yall had a good time. Did you like Orange Beach? We had went to Destin a few years back and the kids want to go to the beach again. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh such fun .... It's a beautiful place ...we spent a Winter /spring season near there (in Foley) when we were full time RVers ....we loved the food and the beach and lots to do (Mobile,Mardis Gras!).... Did you know that Lulu is Jimmy Buffetts sister?

Tom said...

Take it from an old beach bum, "Life is a Beach"

NC Sue said...

Such a handsome family!
Hope y'all had fun.
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Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Looks like a beautiful family trip!

Sharon Wagner said...

Great portraits! Everyone is having such a fun time.

Martina Rau said...

Charming family photos. They emit so much cheerfulness!

Greetings
Martina

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

That looks like a really nice beach!

Buckeroomama said...

Beach time is always a fun time! I love that sweet shot of your boy carrying his little sister. :)

barbara said...

That was our plan too for this we but here is raining every single day! :(
Love your pictures!
Ciao

KL said...

So true about beach, ocean and sunshine. And those are absolutely gorgeous lovely pictures of your kids. You are so lucky :-). Bless them all.

Jill Harrison said...

summer days at the beach are move wonderful with children. Enjoy the summer and have a wonderful week ahead. And thank you for stopping by my blog last week.

Bi Ti said...


Thank you for sharing your day at the beach and lovely photos. I am happiest at the beach too :).

Holly said...

Iv'e never seen such white sand, how beautiful!

rebecca haegele said...

I love your header photo and the soft background on the beach images.

Neesie said...

Beautiful family photos showing how great a day at the beach can be. Everyone looks like they're having a great time. Thanks for sharing.

Dina Lettre said...

Can't beat the gulf! I know y'all had a great time!

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Lovely portraits :-)

Liplatus said...


Cute endearing beach vacation pictures.
Happy weekend!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann! Nice summer feeling on your blog.... in a dark wintertime, but the sun shined today - where I live!
Have a nice time ;:OD)