Beach Vacation 2013

I’m not going to bore you with all the details of our vacation.  It was AWESOME.  We spent the last week of summer at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Destin, Florida.  The cabins are beautiful, little houses (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) with full kitchens (granite countertops!), tile floors, and screened in porches.  The park is gated and very family friendly.  Also, there are THREE miles of private beach to explore.  You can spend the entire week at the park and never get bored.

My Mom, Cassie, and Paul were able to caravan down to the gulf with us and we are already planning a three week trip next year!  It is possible to vacation with the entire family and not fight, but you have to really love each other. 🙂

I want to share some of my favorite pictures.  If you follow me on Instagram (click the Instagram logo in the sidebar) you have already marveled at how beautiful my family is…

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Evan and John David at the Florida Welcome Center

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I was about 10.

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Trying to recreate the picture, lol

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Aaron and Evan

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Paul, Evan, John David, and Cassie waiting on the tram to the beach

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Everyone except my Mom (she is taking the picture)

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Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum

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Cassie

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Evan riding a wave and Paul getting hit in the face by the next one

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My toes in the sand

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John David loved the ocean

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Aaron tried to catch crabs everywhere he went…

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The poor crab we chased for an hour…

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Beach selfie 🙂

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We look pretty good for traveling all day

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Aaron and Paul caught a bunch of yummy blue crabs on the bay

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My favorite picture of Aaron

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Taking a group shot is hard

What do you think?