Sunday, June 14, 2009


The first or second week in June is normally "Destin week" in our family. It is a week that I start looking forward to sometime after Christmas each year. I think I could easily be a beach bum...everything about the beach appeals to me!! Last year my dad and sister rode in a bike race in Lake Tahoe so that took the place of our yearly Destin trip, but it was back on this year and it didn't disappoint! There were 14 of us in the condo this year and it was WONDERFUL!!! It was Hudson's first beach trip and I think it is safe to say he loved almost (I'll get to that) every minute of it!
Waiting for the plane. Hudson did a great job was his 4th time to fly and he is starting to get the hang of it. I have to say it is much easier flying with lots of family though...there was plenty of "passing Hudson" going on! :)
His favorite beach toy by far was this little watering can. Everyone else loved it because he kept washing the sand off of our feet!
A view down the beach. L.O.V.E the white sand and blue water!!!!!
Little surfer dude!
Now, the next two pictures look a little out of place. The second night we were there, Hudson woke up screaming in the middle of the night and was BURNING UP. We ended up having to find a doctor there the next morning and you have probably guessed already...he had an ear infection. Poor little guy. They prescribed some antibiotics, told us he had to stay out of the sun for the day and sent us on our way. I totally have the kid that gets sick on vacation!!
Waiting at the doctor office.
Waiting for his medicine at Walgreen's. I normally don't get snuggling like this unless he doesn't feel good. Luckily, the meds kicked in and he felt great the rest of the trip!
We had professional beach pictures taken this year and I CAN'T WAIT to see them. We all wore white and khaki...I will definitely post as soon as we get them. Here is a pic of Shani and I after the photo shoot.
Love you sis!
Most of the boys played golf every day (some played twice every day) while we were there.
Geoff, Dad, Uncle Al, and Kelly
I had to get a pic of this...Hudson is always sweeping at home and was just thrilled to find that there was a broom in the condo.
Lovin' the ocean with Nana!

Uncle Geoff decided to start lots of bad habits while we were of which was running Hudson around in the basket. Hudson was in heaven!
Look closely...each morning you could watch the dolphins from the balcony. This one was a mommy and a baby, but they never came up for air at the same time.
Hudson was very good about putting on his chapstick!
The only pic of the little guy and I on the beach that was semi decent and yes, George made it in the picture too. We were so sad to leave, but we are already looking forward to next year. Thanks family for a wonderful week...we love you!!


Grow with Griffin said...

Looks like you all had SOOO much fun, including George (he could be a Flat Stanley character with all of his adventures)! I am so glad the weather, water and sands were so beautiful for you guys and everyone enjoyed themselves! I look forward to the days when I can take little g on vacations to the beach! Looks like so much fun!

Aurora said...

Looks like you all had a great time (minus the ear infection...bummer!) Can't wait to see you guys this week!

The Kilgore Corral said...

So glad you had a great time!!

Annie said...

So fun! I am glad yall had such a great time! Destin is just beautiful!!! Poor Hudson getting an ear infection- glad it didn't last long!!! Can't wait to hear all about it! I feel like its been forever since we have seen yall!

Cassidy said...

What cute pictures! It is nice to see you make it into some of them! Poor little guy,sorry he got sick.

Porter Carroll said...

so so beautiful! I love that green water! :) Can't wait to see the family pictures! Miss you!

The Penuels said...

Yay!! Such cute pictures on the beach...I am so incredibly jealous!! Can't wait to hear more :)

Kara Wilson said...

What a WONDERFUL beach trip!! I am so jealous! And you are so tan!!! I can't wait to see the family portraits on the beach. I know they will be beautiful!!! It was so fun seeing you today- it had been way too long! So happy you had such a fun vacay!!!