Sunday, August 28, 2011

5 of 600ish

As I mentioned on Friday, we took a family vacation to Hilton Head Island, SC. It was kinda our first family vacation as our little family of four (and grandma GiGi for 4 days). We had an absolutely fantastic time! When traveling with two young, busy boys to a new(er) location involving planes, rental cars and new beds you never know how it may go. Being the excited, adaptable little guys that they are, we hoped for the best and truly expected that they would love it as much has their parents. Now, I say newer location because back when I was pregnant with Jack (10 weeks), Pat and I took a trip to HHI (thanks for introducing us Pat..this time we stayed in Palmetto Dunes) for a week. Over the years, we have always talked about that trip, how much we enjoyed it, and how experiencing HHI again with our family in tow would be da bomb! Well, we decided to stop talking about it and make it happen. I have to say, it was one of the best decisions we've ever made and we're hoping that it will become a tradition.

Now it was hot down there, like really hot. So hot that when you step outside you immediately have sweat dripping off your upper lip and down the middle of your back. But, the upside to this was that the Atlantic Ocean was as warm as bathwater which we all, (Owen maybe a little) thoroughly enjoyed. In all of the fun, excitement and wave jumping, I took 600 or so pictures. I found that being on this island with the sites and sounds of the ocean (and all that come with it) inspired me in many ways. I think I am destined to live near/on water, but that's a whole separate subject/post/rant.  As I go through the 600ish pictures, I will leave you with my attempt at an impromptu photo shoot with my boys.


Anne Wallisch said...

WOW! These just warm my heart with memories of the trip!

Michelle said...

The boys look like little beach bums with their tans and white hair!!
Great pics!

Nicole said...

Thanks ladies!! I basically bribed them with ice cream so they would sit long enough to snap a few shots..worked!