Vacation stories are always fun. The good, the bad and the ugly! I love them all! We are vacation people. I tell Matthew I want to win the lottery so I can give most of it back to charity, and then just live on vacation ;) I love how there are not many worries on vacation. It's just enjoying life! Growing up we did not get to go on many vacations. Mom and dad worked year round and we just didn't have the money. Our vacation was going to Grandma's! When I got to 9th grade, we took our first vacation, and that was to Washington DC. Our next trip was the Beach. The moment I laid eyes on the beach I was hooked! It is the most amazing place in the world. The sounds, the smells, and of course, the sight! There is nothing like it! (maybe that is why we got married on the beach!)
Fast forward about 10 years, and that brings us to 2011. Jagger is 2 years old and we are ready for our first family vacation!! Matthew and I decided that we will do everything in our power to take some kind of family vacation every year! We are know these are the memories our kids will have cherish forever. Matthew and I knew we wanted to take Jagger to the beach.
We really wanted to go to Destin, but it is such a LONG drive!! We thought Orange Beach would be good enough for Jagger's first beach experience. At the time Matthew's sister was in school at Mississippi State, so she said we could spend the night with her to break up the drive! We were sold. Instead of driving 8 hours non-stop we got to drive 4 and take a break. This was perfect for a 2 year old!
The next day when we got to condo we were so excited! We barely got our bags in the room before taking off to put our feet in the sand! and seeing Jagger put his feet in the sand was precious!!! Totally worth the long drive!
The whole week was spent with no schedule. Every morning, I enjoyed my coffee and bible study out on the balcony. If you have never experienced bible study on the beach! One word..AMAZING! We ate lots of seafood, played in the sand, and our course, no beach trip is complete without night time crab hunts!
Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love..