Sunday, July 1, 2007

Orange Beach June 23-30, 2007


There is never ever enough time! All year long our anticipation for our vacation grows and grows and then we leave for the beach and way too soon it is over and it seems like we just got there. We had an even greater vacation this year because we FINALLY had Russ along - something we had looked forward to for so long. Our days were filled with lounging in the sun (well, that's what the girls did) and eating lots of good food. While the girls did most of the lounging the guys played in the sand and the surf! Luke was even better this year on his skim board and Rylee was a tiny bit better about getting closer to the water. Pete and Russ played lots of paddle ball and their muscles grew by leaps and bounds but I'm not sure the body slams in the sand did them any good at all. I have to say they really put their heart into it (they are secretly hoping paddle ball will be added as a new Summer Olympics sport so they can compete)! Everyone enjoyed swimming in the pool. Also while there our activities included miniature golf, go-carts, deep sea fishing (Russ, Pete & Luke), and shopping (Ashley, Erin, Rylee & Me). Now we have to accept that it is over and start looking forward to next year where once again we will say "let's move down here" knowing all along that it wouldn't be a special place if we actually did live there. Until next year......

8 comments:

ButlerFamily said...

Sandy,
Great picture! I'm sure you all had fun! The girls loved looking after Belle (and searching for her). You are right about moving to Gulf Shores and it not being special anymore...you know how we set off for Heber Springs every weekend...bought a cabin and haven't been there in 2 years.

Doing great on your blog! Load us up with pictures!

Kaye

Lynda's Life said...

Hello Little Sis,
Great pictures of a great family. You are all so beautiful and tan. I wish I could have been there with you...maybe next year!!!

Big Sissie

ButlerFamily said...

I like yall's blog page. I'm sure yall were having fun at the beach. And it was fun taking care of Belle too. luvya, mary mrgaret

ButlerFamily said...

I like yall's blog page. I'm sure yall were having fun at the beach. And it was fun taking care of Belle too. luvya, mary mrgaret

ButlerFamily said...

Sandy,
great blog ! i hope you had fun at the beach!!!!!!!!!
love tayloe butler

MangrumsMountains said...

Hi Sandy! Wish you could take your extended family to the beach with you guys.(Thats us the Wade crew) What a beautiful Family! I am always asking Joan about you and yours. We all need to get together real soon. Life is short and is passing by sooo fast. Love you lots girlfriend. Linda and Doyle

BFJoan said...

Hi BF!
Oh I found more pictures on your blog!! How great and wow, you are all so beautiful! What a great family and soon to be more.
Keep posting so we can be up to date with all the happenings of the young families!
You know I love you,
BFJoannie

Debbie Nelson said...

Sandy,

The pictures are great...you all look so wonderful and happy. Jennifer and I went to Gulf Shores every year...that was our special time together...we loved it and always felt so close to God while on the beach. I don't know if I will ever be able to go again...but maybe someday.

Hugs,
Debbie