Monday, July 11, 2011

weekend spin.......

We made a quick dash to FWB to see my family. We all got out to the car and saw this:

Apparently Gunter was going with us!

We got to see everyone this time around but my camera batteries died so I only have a few photos to share.
After promising to go the last several times, we finally managed to make it to the beach!
The bad thing about growing up at the beach is that you tend to take it for granted. Matt and Kaela rarely get to go so we made it a priority this time.

My brother Art showed them how to body surf....which they did for over 2 hours straight. It was just rough enough to make it fun.

Matt was still in the surf for this photo:

Unfortunately, the seaweed was already here so we needed lots and lots of rinsing! Sheri had a tough time of it.....naughty seaweed!

here we are trying to take a family photo.....hopeless!

Matt relaxing, he is soooooo wishing we lived here, and days like this make me miss Fort Walton SO much.

Even Gunter went to the beach with us....he forgot his bathing suit though so decided to just stay on the boardwalk....

I made this little pajama trout to do a toy drop while there.

We dropped it at the Officer's Club Beach House in Destin. It was super windy....I hope someone found it before it blew away.

That evening, we went out to eat and then visited with my sister's husband Bill.
He is in the hospital right now so we would really appreciate some good thoughts and prayers sent his way!

Late that night I noticed Gunter and Sheri giggling...I have no idea why they had that big barrel of cheese puffs with them......

We stayed through Sunday and the on the way home, we ate lunch in Mobile.

We showed the kids the little church where Dean and I were married.

It is about 137 years old and so pretty....the inside is very small but just lovely, with stained glass windows and hardwood floors and benches.

Sometimes quick trips are the best...I can't wait for our next one!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It's good that you are close enough for a quick trip like that. Wish I could do the beach but my body just doesn't take to the sun anymore. Sending well wishes to your BIL. Have a great day. Tammy

gin said...

those trips make for good memories. That little pj trout is so cute. Get well thoughts to your brother-in-law. About the officers beach club -- Jennifers fiance' Chris is from Destin, and his father is military, and that's where they are getting married at the military beach in Destin. Do you think we talking about the same beach?

Rhonda said...

What a wonderful quick trip. The beach looked so cool and refreshing compared to this heat here in central Texas. whew!

val said...

T: I was thinking the same thing. I must have been one tanned girl years ago because I used to stay out ALL DAY LONG. We were there not quite 3 hours and I was already burned....even though I used sunscreen.

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a fun day! I love that the kids went body surfing. That is one of life's greatest joys- truly. I remember the days... We used to live by the beach in VA and very, very rarely went. We thought we would always be there. sigh... I am proud of you for going!:) Lori

Kerry said...

yay - glad you got to take the trip, and had so much fun:-)
That Gunther !!! Todd is going to be one VERY grumpy gnome come Christmas time, when he is released from his the confines of the storage box!!!!

jillytacy said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the trip. It looks like Gunter had fun too! The beach looks like fun, I wish we lived closer to the beach.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Val
Looks like you had such fun with your family. Loved all the cute pictures. Glad Gunter came along too and didn't get into too much trouble! Loved seeing the church you were married in, it's so pretty.
One more week after this one and we'll be enjoying summer too.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what a wonderful trip! And I hope your sister's husband will get better soon. I am in Meraux--not too far from you!!


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