Nothing says "fun in the sun" like a trip to the beach! We got away for a family vacation with my side of the family for 5 days in a beach house on the Bollivar Peninsula in Crystal Beach, Tx (30 miles from Galveston).
We were there with my parents and both my brothers...and their wives and children. There were 15 of us there. We had a 4 bedroom/ 3 bath house. We had the beach, bikes, golf carts, games, food, horse shoes and 7 amazing kiddos to keep us happy and busy! It was a wonderful trip and a much needed getaway for us all.
Below are some of the random pictures from the trip. Love my family so much!!!
My sweet Sadie Rose...happy to be on vacation.
The oldest 6 of the cousins...ready to go crab hunting at night. ( I love Mags mis-matched flip flops and one even on the wrong foot.) Crazy girl! We did in fact catch 4 crabs on the trip, 2 frogs and a few shrimp...not bad.
This picture cracks me up! Gigi and Papa had brought "crab hunting" glasses. HA!!!! So fun.
Gigi and Papa and all their girls...love this picture!
Maggie and Sadie...ready to go! They loved having their family around 24/7 for 5 days.
While we were there we celebrated the June and July birthdays in my family. Here is their b-day cake. I love how it's in the middle of the Joker game set up. We played tons of games while we were there.
Here is the birthday crew...my Daddy, Sadie, Macy and brother Jason!
The cousins decided they would all sleep together in one room...pallets and blankets everywhere! A kids dream. It was wall to wall kiddos. Wouldn't have it any other way. ;)
A fun picture of the 7 kiddos...oldest to youngest. From 12 down to 2.
Morgan, Macy, Jerod, Jackson, Joshua, Maggie and Sadie.
Maggie Caroline ready to swim...
Sadie loved chasing the waves and running from the tide. So cute!
Todd really needed the getaway to veg and unwind. I love this picture of him getting his "relax" on!
Morgan, Maggie and Macy...the big girls of the group. Best pals and family, too!
They all 3 wrote their names in the sand!
Sisters...and sea weed. There was a TON of sea weed this year. We were all a little shocked by the amount. Last year, we were there at the same place at the exact same time and didn't hardly have any sea weed. We know this is just what you get with the Texas coast, and still made the most of it. A little sea weed never hurt anyone, ha.
Beautiful day for a play date at the beach.
My Dad and oldest brother Justin.
The boys...Jerod, Jackson and Joshua. They boogie boarded every day and were really good at it by the end of the trip. So fun to watch !
My mom and I...
Sadie loved riding the golf carts to and from the house. She also loved playing on them and messing with the key. She actually even lost one of the keys. AHH! Luckily there was an extra spare one. Little stinker...ha!
Jerod burying himself...
Maggie and Sadie got to sit on my Uncle Pepper's Harley Davidson. He and his wife and friends were in the area for the day and stopped by to say Hi! It was a fun surprise.
There is even an ice cream truck that comes by for visits every day. Yummo!
This was our beach site each day...it was perfect! What more could a beach bum ask for?
Well maybe a beach bum could ask for LESS sea weed! This was her pouty, sad..."I don't like all that stuff" face. Pitiful, huh?!?
The guys got to play a bit of horse shoes each day. Here is my Dad and brother Jason.
And Todd and my brother Justin...
Building sand castles with a moat...
One last longing stare at the sea...until next year!!!!
Love to all,
P.S After the beach trip, Todd and I and the girls headed to San Antonio for 3 days of Sea World and hotel fun. Post on that to follow soon!