Monday, July 23, 2012

Vacationing at the Beach

Life just keeps moving moving MOVING and all of a sudden it is 153 days until Christmas!!!!  EEEKK!!!  did you panic JUST a little?! 
I'm excited - I love Christmas and the season and the music and the decorations! I can't wait!!

The weekend after my dad's surprise party, The Husband and I made our way to Longboat Key on the gulf side of Florida.  His parents vacation there every year and we TRY (and sometimes fail) to make it to their vacation destination.  You can read about past trips here and here.

This year we planned to be there when Larry and Anngela would be there so we could vacation as one big happy family! =) It was so awesome...sans the rain on Saturday and Sunday night. We missed the sunsets those nights but Monday's sunset was GORGEOUS!!!!

We spent a lot of time Saturday and Sunday on the beach - lounging in and near the water.  The boys fished in the surf - targeting pin fish for our fishing trip we planned for Monday. 
Sunday night, we went driving around looking for somewhere to eat dinner. The restaurant we WANTED to go to was pretty much under water from the 'monsoon' we were we drove in the other direction.  Us girls know our way to some yummy food because we helped lead the men to Old Salty Dog...DELICIOUS!!!
and of course - we didn't let the rain OR THE DARK ruin our opportunity to take some pictures =) 

On Monday, The Husband, Larry, and I all went offshore fishing.  I caught my first red grouper! =) 
He wasn't a keeper but it was my first and I was proud =)

Finally on Monday we were ACTUALLY able to get some sunset pictures and group be honest we went picture CRAZY on Monday night....there were three cameras being used! It was so much fun!

It was a MUCH NEEDED four day where we just went and had a good time. We didn't have to worry about anything....oh and did I mention that The Husband and I got WASTED?! hehe!!! not chocolate wasted either ;) We are definitely light-weights who don't drink a WHOLE lot too often...we were living it up on vacation =)  

Here is what happens to US when we drink though....
NOTE: this is not staged at all - we for real, laid down in our normal clothes and just passed. out! AFTER our round of giggles =) 

Vacation is amazing and needs to be taken more often by us...seriously I think this was our first vacation since 2010 when we went to Longboat and to The Keys.  We need to do this more often =) 

Where was the last place you went on vacation??


Faith said...

So fun!!! Looks like a blast!! Love the pictures!!

J and A said...

Looks amazing!! Love that last pic of you two, glad you had fun!! Nice work on the fish too!

palmandpineblog said...

What a cute blog! Love the beach pix ;)

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog

Kristen said...

looks like so much fun!!

Donna said...

Looks like you had so much fun! That last picture is hilarious! :)

Alyson said...

Aw it looks like so much fun! Glad you got to enjoy a sunset while you were there!

Ms. Emmy N said...

Looks like a great vaca!! And go you, catching that huge fish!!

Carolyn said...

Love this!! :) Looks like you had so much fun!

Aubrey S. said...

Looks like so much fun! We're not going to be taking a summer vacation this real time off until Christmas. Boo.

Our last vacation was our honeymoon in San Francisco, which was the week of Christmas 2010.