This year we decided we have outgrown
the usual beach condo and
we rented a house in Seacrest, FL.
11 children (under 8) & 11 adults
make for an exciting week!
We set our alarms earlier than we
ever do (7:30 am) to start the trip
Saturday morning in time
to visit PawPaw Wamble in Niceville.
The kids and Haley
(don't judge, we will actually
get to go eat a few nights without kids)
were ready to hit the road bright and early!
We stopped in DeFuniak Springs
(my mom's hometown) to eat at
Ed's Tasty Freeze. Apparently
the name changed but the
shakes are still delicious!
We arrived at "Happy Hour"
Of course the kids were
ready to hit the pool!
JennaLeigh & Roman
enjoy riding the wagon to the pool!
We stayed in our 1st night
& ordered pizza from Bruno's.
The only downfall of living in
eastern time is vacationing in central.
The kids wake up SUPER early!
We hung out on the front porch
until the others woke up!
Once everyone woke up
it was time to swim in the pool!
We spent the afternoon
on the beach!
Julianna, Johnna Katherine,
JenaLeigh & JohnMark
Nina & Preacher
came down to the beach for a while.
The kids love playing in the
sand. For the 1st time in years
we do not have any kids
who hate the sand!
The kids had fun burying
The water is beautiful
this week! Literally, the
prettiest I've ever seen it!
Everyone loved swimming
in the gulf, including Lottie!
Haley and Nixon!
Roman is really enjoying the beach!
For dinner decided to go to The Back Porch.
We actually got a decent family photo!
I wish Lottie was looking.
Jessica, Mark, Julianna, JennaLeigh,
JohnMark & Johnna Katherine.
(and baby girl on the way!)
Getting a group shot of the kids
is a little hard after a
long day of swimming and
playing in the sand!
Me & my Lottie at
The Back Porch!
I love that Lottie
is big enough for a highchair now!
Roman and JennaLeigh coloring!
JohnMark practicing hair styles
on Isla. (using rubber bands might I add :/ )
Lottie enjoyed mashed potatoes!
The annual chair picture did not go as
planned! The sun was a little bright!
Our 1st couple of days of vacation were
wonderful. Great weather, beautiful water,
yummy food, and kids are not too whiney :)
Looking forward to John, Roxann,
& 3 more cousins arriving tomorrow!!