Saturday, September 24, 2011

Summer vacation!

This first one is actually from the pool at the Y. We got a 1 month membership from Groupon and took advantage of it!  We were at the pool at least once or twice a week through the month of August. Unfortunately, with a million other things to carry, I didn't bring the camera very often, so didn't end up with many pics from it. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it tremendously and would love to get a permanent membership to enjoy the benefits for all of next summer. Not able to now, perhaps next year.

We took a vacation to Charleston at the beginning of the month with Matt's parents and Andy and Meghan. It was awesome! The weather was perfect and the condo we stayed at was right on the uncrowded beach. We decided Wild Dunes is our favorite summer vacation spot and September is definitely the time to go. We'll probably be back many times in the coming years!
While we were there, Andy and Meghan got engaged!! We were super excited and I'm glad I can finally refer to her as "Aunt" Meghan without having to appologize for the slip-up. :) We're soooo excited to have her in the family!

Ty with Aunt Meghan.

 Can't get over how photogenic this guy is! I guess Libby was at this age, but it's almost impossible to catch a good shot of her now! She's moving constantly and making goofy faces when she is looking at the camera. Ty just smiles. Love them!
 I think I got a bunch of beach pics of Ty on the blanket.
 But I can never decide between them.
 Libby enjoyed playing football with Matt.
 Ty loved the water. Or, really, the sand under the water. He just dug his fingers into it and then, of course, tried to eat it.

 Libby's list before the beach of thing to do: Build a sand castle, collect shells and surf. She got to do all but the last. It was so fun that she was able to anticipate this vacation. She looked forward to it for weeks and kept talking about it.
 Like I said, goofy faces.
 Ty took a couple of good naps on the beach, but this boy loves his bed!

 We went in to Charleston a couple of nights and had a blast. Love that city! Got a couple of pics with me and the kids! That's a rarity.
 Ty, of course, enjoyed it. And he got to try a Gellato, and loved it. I don't think there is much this boy doesn't love at this stage. But he wouldn't let me eat my Gellato and kept reaching for it with all his might when he saw it.

 There were butterflies all over the beach! I couldn't believe it.
 More pics of Ty hanging out on the blanket.
 After the UT game on Saturday, we tried to enjoy every last minute we could on the beach as it was our last night there. While on the beach late afternoon, I noticed how long our shadows were and we got this cool shot of the fam.

 Daddy and Ty.
 Again with the cute faces. I love this little man!
More football with Daddy. She doesn't usually catch it, but she tries.
 Mom and son.
 Love these shots of Libby. Actually caught a few good ones where she's looking and her hair isn't all over her face.
 Beach Babe.

 Family photos, last minute on the last night. Decided to throw some matching clothes on and try to get a few shots before the sun was gone. So glad we did!

And we got a couple of the whole fam (including the soon-to-be newest addition) using the tripod.

 Love this one with their matching blue eyes!


We had so fun and it was great to get a little time in with Matt before his school really set back in. I'm already missing it and wishing we could go back. I was definitely not ready to leave, which tells me this trip wasn't long enough. A few more days would have been perfect. I'm so thankful to have had the time with the whole family!

1 comment:

Allyson said...

Love the picture of you with the kiddos in Charleston! So good!