Monday, June 30, 2014

Hilton Head Part 2

More pictures from our fabulous trip to Hilton Head!

Loaded up in the van ready to go.....we left around bedtime so the girls would sleep all most of the trip. It didn't quite work out like we planned. Stella fussed for a while and Annie stayed awake (although quiet) almost the entire time. Eventually everyone fell asleep and it was peaceful. My kids have never been great car sleepers. They like their beds.

One of the first nights there I took Lucy and Annie to walk on the is SO beautiful at sunset!

Our mornings were spent on the beach, followed by a swim in the pool, then lunch, then naps, then more swimming in the pool. The girls loved the ocean and I'm surprised at how much swimming they actually did in it. Lucy and Mark would ride the waves over and over. Stella stayed in the sand by me most of the time, and Annie went back and forth doing both.

You can tell she had zero fun.

Sweet baby just played and played in the sand. She was so content with a shovel and an occasional bucket full of water to dump everywhere.

Eventually they hijacked our chairs.

So glad my girls love the beach as much as I do. I'm not sure what I would do if they hated it.

Don't judge me for the floaties. This thing was amazing in the baby pool so that I could sit by the side and rest. Remember I'm hugely pregnant on this beach trip. Resting is in. Wrangling children in the pool is not.

So thankful for our little family trip to the beach before baby comes!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hilton Head

We had the pleasure of going to Hilton Head with Mark's parents a few weeks ago and had such an amazing time. We didn't think we were going to be able to get away this summer but last minute this opportunity arose and we jumped on it. I'm so thankful we were able to spend time together as a family of five before the new baby comes (just 6 weeks away....eeeeek!!!)

Honestly, there was a lot of resting, swimming, and just sitting in the sand. I didn't take my camera anywhere....I hardly took my purse anywhere. It was fabulous. Flip flops and bathing suits were the only attire, and we ate lots of yummy beach food.

I walked on the beach one night with the big girls while Stella went to bed early and realized how beautiful and peaceful it was, so we took them back the next night to try to get a few pictures, to prove that we did, in fact, go to the beach, and to document these beautiful girls growing up right before our eyes.

I got a few pictures of us swimming and doing random things on my phone but I'm glad we took the time to have a little mini photo shoot with the girls in some sweet sundresses. I'm such a sucker for sundresses.

If you look really close you can see that Annie gained a few freckles on the trip.

Lucy tanned all beautiful and bronze-like. Stella is somewhere in the middle. Not quite as fair as Annie but not the brown lady Lucy is either. I slathered them all in spf 50 every day but they still got pretty good tans.

To say they loved the beach would be a massive understatement. Adored. Discovered. Inhaled. I especially love how Stella just sat down and made herself at home every morning in the sand after we set up our chairs. She is my child.

They had a blast running around and splashing, discovering sea creatures, and getting their adorable sundresses all wet and sandy.

I just wanted to pause life. Right there.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalm 19:1