Monday, July 9, 2007

Fun in Florida (Part 1)

So in a previous post, I promised to write more often, and then we went out of town! Now, we're back and I'm ready to blog!

We headed down to Destin, FL for a week of fun in the sun! Our friends Ben and Elisabeth and their daughter Janie, left Michigan to meet us down there. We had a blast! Forget vacations of old, (where you sit and read and sleep for hours on the beach) and welcome vacations with toddlers (where you constantly have to keep an eye on them)!

Luke and Janie had lots of fun and became buddies right away! They had a great time playing on the beach and in the condo together. Chad and I also loved spending the week with Ben & Elisabeth. At night after the kids were in bed, we stayed up talking, playing games, reading and talking more! It was great to catch up. It seems like when we get together, it's like we haven't ever been apart! We took tons of pictures, as you will see below, but here are some interesting tidbits from the trip. . .

--Luke (and his parents) survived his first road trip. . .only 2 Baby Einsteins on the way down. . the way back was a different story!
--Chad and I were both stung by jellyfish! :( My sister called and immediately asked if we peed on each other (you remember the episode from Friends?
--My bathing suit top broke while I was standing on the beach holding Luke--yep, that's right, I flashed the beach!
--We learned that no matter how hard we tried to avoid it, if you bring snacks down to the beach--the kids WILL be eating sand! Janie and Luke ate Cheerios and Goldfish sprinkled with sand everyday!
--The sun wears the kids out! Luke and Janie took great naps (although they did wake early and were ready to face the day before we were)!

Okay, here are some of the pics. . .


Jackson family pic!



Luke and Janie--little models!


The Mills and the Jacksons!

Janie (in the middle of clapping!) and Luke smiling for the camera!

The kids busy playing on the beach!

I'll post a Part 2 of our trip later! Get ready for more!

5 comments :

Jennifer said...

Hi! I am glad y'all are home! It looks like the trip was so fun.. the pic of your family is precious... It should be your Christmas card!

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of the three of you and how you all look so happy. Also love the one of your family with Ben & Elizabeth & Janie. What a neat time you must have had. Janie is adorable and hopefully we'll get to meet her sometime. Ben & Elizabeth look great and have changed a bit!

Love you,
Mom/Mimi

Mimi said...

I meant to type haven't changed a bit!

Sorry,

Mom

Travis and Amber said...

Love your pictures too! I guess I need to plan what we are going to wear in our "family beach picture" as well. I'm still waiting on landscaping pictures. Also, we need to get together. Jacks has a cold now, but after that, lets do it!

Aunt Mary said...

So really...y'all didn't pee on each other? Did Chandler and Monica not teach you anything? Could I BE more disappointed?

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