Last Friday, our vacation began. We dropped off the older two kids in AL at their grandparents' house and made our way south. We stopped in Auburn (War Eagle) for the weekend, where the Kris preached at church where he'd been youth minister at almost 10 years ago. What a sweet time it was so see old faces.
On Sunday afternoon, Kris, the baby and I left to meet the older kids and grandparents at the beach. We were able to stop off in Montgomery and see some old friends with an awesome story!! Last time we saw them ( about 8 years ago), they were divorced with two kids. They found us on Facebook a few months ago and they are remarried with 3 kids and one on the way. God has totally redeemed their marriage and their family! Every time I think about them, I am filled with awe at the power of our God and humility that so many times, I don't have faith that He CAN and WILL do things like this.
So...we made it to the beach just in time to eat at Doc's. Unpacked and of course headed to the pool before bed.
Our condo- Phoenix on the Bay
We spent the next two days at the pool.
The kids (especially the younger ones) really got worn out.
E fell asleep sitting straight up one night waiting to leave for dinner.
I think it was the third day we were there, K wanted us to take him on a Dolphin cruise. It was so much fun! Not sure what happened with these next few pics. For some reason, they are incredibly light. I'm sure any professional photographers out there wouldn't like them, but I think they have kind of a neat effect.
The America II.
K and his granddad caught about 30 hermit crabs and 2 other crabs (blue crab, maybe??) like this one.
I desperately wanted to get some pics of B on the beach. Since he just turned 9 months, I thought it would be great to get some of him. Well, the only day we actually went to the beach, it rained. It was raining the whole time we were there, which was only about 15 minutes. I managed to get a few. Not exactly the expressions or clothing I was looking for, but cute still!
K had fun running free.
I know I included this pic of E in my last post, but I just have to again because I LOVE it!
Here's a few more random pics...
B smiling behind his paci.
K excited about eating, I mean catching rolls, at Lamberts.
And, I just love this pic of B trying to get to his big brother.
So, we had a great time...relaxing, eating and just taking time out of crazy life to just breath!