Wednesday, May 16, 2012

vacation in gulf shores...

4 years ago we went to destin, florida with an amazing group! this year, we went to gulf shores alabama with the same group, and it was seriously the best vacation ever! the weather was great...the boys being older was felt like we could sit and relax!! we were not ready to come home!!

 one night we slipped off with just our family and found a great little pizza place for dinner! the boys wanted to go back, but we never was good pizza!!
 andy's favorite soft serve yogurt is the white chocolate mousse at tcby...and they are rare these days, so we had to stop for icecream! and ian was thrilled with several choices of soft serve sorbet for him! it was so good, we actually made another trip later in the week!

 the boys LOVED the ocean! tysen was a little unsure, but he liked it as long as dad was holding him. ian and logan spent hours jumping in the waves! there were even several sting rays that swam up and down the shoreline every day...and one day we saw dophins a little further out!

 our crazy group...martins, j. vandys, lenards, brooks, a. vandys, and stewarts!
12 adults...and 13 kids under age 8!! crazy...but sooooo fun!!!

 one night we all went to a cool beach restaurant...we got to eat pretty peacefully as the kids spent the whole time digging in the sand! it was called "lulu's"...

 crab hunting...the boys didn't stay out too long cuz it was kinda creepy with little crabs running everywhere! but andy caught several and the boys enjoyed watching him. :)