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Seaside Beach Vacation Rewind…Part I

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May 24, 2012

Were home and back from the beach…isn’t it super depressing when you come home from vacation? Not only have you left the sun and sand, but yet you have to unpack and return to normal life. But only until next time, right?
We had an incredible time in Seaside last week- incredible weather, quality family time, and celebrating one of my friends’ marry the man of her dreams. Here is a recap of our beachside fun:
Saturday:
-hit the road early in the AM to avoid the masses and believe it or not, CC’s first roadtrip was a success, as she slept most of the way {thank you!}…had a few bouts of fussiness, but overall we were happy with how well she did
-partook in some much deserved Pickles for lunch and then strolled around the Arts Quest festival
-indulged on Angelina’s pizza and sipped on some cocktails before calling it an early night

Sunday {Mother’s Day}:
-pure perfection! Mom and I were treated to massages and pedicures and spent the afternoon relaxing then headed to Great Southern for our first of MANY seafood dinners

 Ryan and Rachel came in early for the week, too so we
got to spend some great quality time with the Grays!
 Mom and I headed to our spa day!
 Dinner at Great Southern
 Mimi and Pappy! Best vacation duo ever
 The famous Grits A Ya Ya…amazing!

Monday:
-hit the beach early for primetime fun in the sun… spent all day lounging under the umbrella, walking the shore, and making sure little bit was having a good time. {she mostly sat under the sunbrella and then would nap while Mimi held her-spoiled rotten!}
-had the boys cook dinner and called it a night, but not before taking a little walk to our favorite gelato eatery

Tuesday:
-put in more hours at the beach and then drove to Panama City to let Gran and Papa keep Caroline while the four of us went out to dinner…her great grandparents only hung out with us so they could get their hands on their sweet baby!

I’ll be back soon with a recap from the second half of our trip so stay tuned!!

  1. Kayln says:

    You look amazing!!! And Caroline is TOO freaking cute!!!!

  2. Faith says:

    such beautiful pictures. looks like such an incredible time! Caroline is such a cutie!

  3. Kristin says:

    You look great and your hair is getting so long!

  4. Looks and sounds like so much fun!! Definitely a well-deserved vacation!

  5. i cannot get over how amazing you look after 8 weeks of giving birth! i hope to be JUST like you one day 😉 looks like a BLAST! glad you guys had so much fun- you deserve it miss mama! XO

  6. little b says:

    You look great — how do you get your hair to do such perfect beachy waves?

  7. Oh goodness, this looks like a perfect vacation. I've been wanting to go to Seaside, its just hard being up in NJ. Back in my high school days, it was always Destin for the church trips and such. Your working out is paying off- looking good girl!

  8. Samma says:

    We could have run into each other! Wouldn't that have been hilarious! You look fantastic lady!

  9. Jess says:

    You and your Mom are twins! So pretty and Ms Caroline is just styling. Is that a britax stroller? We just registered for one and would love to know how you like it.

  10. Miss V says:

    There could not be a cuter family!! You look amazing btw loveeee your hair and omg bikini bod after baby!! You're glowing!! Thanks for sharing the pics I'm on serious countdown to our beach vacation… only 9 more weeks… wahh waaa. Hahahah 😉 xoxo

  11. Katie F says:

    Seaside is my favorite place to go! The hubs and I live about an hour northwest of there and go to seaside every weekend. Great southern is on of our favorite restaraunts! So fun. Looks like you guys had a great time

  12. Caroline says:

    Awww so fun and cute! P.S. We have the same beach towels from Target!

  13. Gorgeous beachy baby! I mean honestly, you can already tell that miss C is going to be one pretty little girl.

    And speaking of … you look great! Did you really just have a baby?!

  14. Aww looks like you guys had a great time, and it sounds like you had some well-deserved Mother's Day pampering! Btw, you look fantastic, like seriously you would not know that you just had a baby!! xoxo

  15. What fun pictures! You are beautiful and I loved seeing pics of Caroline!

    XO,

    Sam

  16. AllisonFay says:

    She is so cute in her sunglasses!

  17. Laura says:

    Beautiful photographs, Caroline is adorable! 🙂

  18. Laura says:

    Beautiful photographs, Caroline is adorable! 🙂

  19. SSM says:

    Look like a perfect vacation.

    I look forward to going to Seaside one day. We usually go to WPB.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. What a great trip! Those grits look incredible.

  22. SGanguly says:

    Your baby is the cutest thing! 🙂 🙂 And it looks like you had a wonderful, relaxed vacation! 🙂

  23. What a fun weekend!! Your little on is just too cute!!

  24. sSe says:

    You guys are the picture of a happy family, not to mention Seaside looks gorgeous!

  25. Meredith says:

    Looks like a great time! You look amazing. I hope I can loose the weight quick after Millie. Need to be back 2 piece ready for next summer.

  26. Shari says:

    Love all of the pictures. Looks like a great trip. You look fantastic and little Caroline is so cute. What a beautiful family!

  27. Laura says:

    Glad y'all had a great trip! I am SO jealous that you are already in a bikini…that didn't happen for me after I had Grayson! You look great!

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