Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Full of Personality!

We took our first family of four vacation!  We travel to California every year to visit family and we went to Disney World last spring with the Hubs' brother... but this vacation was a family-only vacation.  We didn't visit anyone in particular and no one joined us.  It was just the four of us. 

We decided to go to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  It was cold but nice at the same time.  We didn't spend much time at the beach... well, Budboy and I didn't go down to the sand at all... but Missy and the Hubs did! 

On the first day we went to Waccatee Zoo.  This quaint little zoo is a nature walk meets zoo.  The kids loved being up close with all the animals and even got to feed a bunch of them!  I personally loved that the peacocks were free roaming.  I love peacocks!  They are such beautiful creatures!

On the second day we went to Ripley's Aquarium.  Compared to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it was tiny... but they had an impressive shark tunnel and was small enough where I wasn't a nervous wreck that my kids were going to get lost.  :)  Which is ALWAYS a plus!!  I, unfortunately, do not have many pictures since I failed to correctly charge my phone.  This would not be the first time I have screwed that up... I tend to do that on Day 2 every time we travel! One day, Day 2 will be captured! I promise!  I do have one family picture though.  If you are on my personal Facebook page, you have already seen it.  I love it.  When it was developed at the aquarium, the employee looked at it and said, "There is a lot of personality going on in that picture!" 

 Ha ha!  It is so true!  You can see the high energy that my children posses!  It took 3 attempts to get a picture with both of them still!  You can see just how drained the Hubs is after working 7 straight 12-hr overnight shifts immediately before the trip.  I just love this picture and will cherish it always! 

The trip was short but sweet.  Hectic but relaxing.  It was definitely nice to get away and spend some time reconnecting as a family.  

Two days after we were home, we drove up to Augusta for a birthday party.  Missy chose the boy she wants to marry and even asked permission.  I was able to reconnect with old friends, and the Hubs was able to take his new truck on a road trip! 

Once we got home, it was time to relax for a day before starting the Turkey Day prep!!  Its been one thing after another in our home, but now we are able to slow down, return to normal life, and begin celebrating the Christmas Season and what it really means.  :)  Stay tuned!!

Until next time,



  1. Aww! I love family vacations! I can't wait to take Cash! Hope you & your family had a great Thanksgiving!


    1. You will have so much fun!! And we did! Thanks! I hope you guys did too!

  2. What a beautiful family.Cherish these years as they are over so soon.

    1. Thank you, Auntie Grandma!! I am!! And loving every moment!

  3. I've only just had a chance to come read several of your posts! What a fun new blog! Myrtle Beach looks like fun, too!

    (and I also read your post on grocery shopping with the kids...always an adventure with us, that's for sure!)

    1. I bet!! I don't know how you do it with as many little ones as you have!! Thanks for reading!