Monday, August 18, 2008

Florida or Bust!

This summer, we were blessed to have the opportunity to go on a vacation with my family to Destin, Florida. We carpooled in five vehicles. There were 26 people, which included 15 adults and 11 children. Four families, including us, stayed in a 4 bedroom house and four families stayed in two camper trailers. We had an absolute blast!! Let's meet everyone...

The Martin's:
Tavner, Hannah, Logan, Lisa, Whitney

The Guist's:
Carol, Charles

The Hudgens':
Julie, Nathan, Cathy, Robert (We missed you, Chris!)

The Parks':
Phisher, Melissa, TJ, Cole

The Roy's:
Paxton, Christa, Mia (We missed you, Tommy!)

The Lewis':
Kynzie, Tamara, Cayden, Drew, Addye

The Hickman's:
Zack, Amy, Zayde

Hangin' Out at the Beach!


Phisher and Cole

Addye Paige

Hannah and Logan

Flying Kites...

Miss Mia

Mr. Zayde

Amy and Zack on the boardwalk...

The two "Studs" laying out.

Amy, Lisa, Melissa, Hannah and Cathy get brave going deep!

Zayde and Mama

Just playing around...

Building sand castles

Hello Ladies!
Julie, Amy, Melissa, Christa, Tamara, Lisa, Cathy

Zayde and Papa sitting under the shade

Zack and Drew playing in the sand!

Amy, Mel, Christa, Julie

Surfing on the Shore:





Zayde is wiped out!

Taking a night swim at the pool...
*Let's play a game in this section. Instead of "Where's Waldo?", let's play "Where's Paxton..."

(Do you see him?)

Mia and Mama (Christa)

Kynzie and Mama (Tamara)

Doing Shoulder Stands...

Whitney and Tavner

Hannah and Tavner

Amy and Zack

Do you see him, yet?

Julie and Melissa
(There's Paxton giving bunny ears!)

Me and Zayde
(There's Paxton again, swimming under water.)

Cathy and Robert

Zayde, Mommy and Daddy

Kynzie and Daddy (Drew)
(There's Paxton!)

Sweet Boy!

Zayde and Mama!

Shrimp Boil... Mmmm!

Melissa, Julie and TJ enjoying the food.

Charles and Robert trying to outdo each other!

Nathan, Robert, Melissa, Cole

Kynzie and Zayde enjoy their food, too.

Deep Sea Fishing...

Melissa reels in a big one!

Mel and Julie with all the fish.

Fun Times...

Swim Time!

Drew with his girls, Kynzie and Addye

Me and My Baby

Funny Cayden

Christa and Lisa relaxing in the sun...

Mommy and Zayde

Mommy and Kynzie

Two best cousins!
Zayde and Kynzie

Playing at the Sprinklers...

Addye, Zayde, Mia

Night Time Crab Catching...

Our House that we stayed in...

...Zayde reading

Kynzie and Hannah

Logan and Cayden

Mia, Zayde, Kynzie, Addye

Tamara, Christa, Lisa

Beach Pictures!!

The Guist Grandkids:
Paxton, Cayden, Addye, Mia, Kynzie, Zayde

Three Beautiful Sisters:
Christa, Tamara, Amy

Our Family...

Thanks for stopping by. Good-Bye!!


Staci said...

Oh I LOVE going to the beach with a big group of people! What a fun trip and your family pics look great!

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Amy, How was your first day back with the kido's at home? Hope it all went good. I saw you & Zack yesterday at church but never got over there to say Hi, we were on our way to the movies, it was our 24th wedding anniversary Sunday so we went to the movies. I loved all the individual pictures of each family. And the crab's in the backet, thats so neat. Looks like you had a good family trip. Best wishes...K.Barnes

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I wanted to make it the beach this summer and never did.

Angela said...

Oh wow, I love all of the beach pictures. Those are some great family pictures. I love the house you stayed looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

The pictures are beautiful! You all looked like you had so much fun. We take a beach trip every year with all the family and always have so much fun!

Jessica said...

So much to comment on!! Addye has the longest legs ever! She is growing like a weed. My fav' pic is of the "studs" laying out (so funny!), and that house was to-die-for gorgeous! I would love to kidnap Mia, as usual. What a trip! : )Hope school went well for you today. I am beat, but we had a very productive day. : ) Summer is over, baby!! : (

"J" said...

Wow what a post! I bet it took forever to load all those pics!!! =) I love it! Looks like yall had a WONDERFUL trip!

You got one heck of a tan on that trip!!!!

"J" said...

PS - I love the beach family pics! I love the pic of you and Zack! Yall are soooooo CUTE!!!!!!!

iPost said...

FUN! Girl, i need to know your workout routine. i would rather stick a hot poker up my nose than post a picture of myself in a bikini on the web!

Anonymous said...

What fun you must have had! That is crazy that you were driving by the Strange's on the way home! Love all the beautiful pictures!
Pam Estes

Julie said...

That last pictures is priceless!!! I loved all the beach pictures. As I looked at them I thought Oooo I'd put that one in a frame!!!!

It's me Suzette! said...

What a fun trip! That house is beautiful you guys stayed in! Are you related to Grace Guist? I just noticed all of the Guists' and wondered!?!?!?

Loved the post! I can't wait for my vaca next week!

Jennifer said...

Great post and awesome pictures! I love the beach at Destin. It's been too long since we've been there. I need to plan a trip there for spring break. :)

How did you find that beach house to rent? I'd love to go that route instead of a hotel. :)

Oh and please share how did you do the shrimp boil? I've never done that and they looked awesome! :)

The Hickman's said...

Grace is my 1st cousin. Her dad and my dad are brothers. I knew you two had connections- I've seen pics with you two together. Small world!

The Hickman's said...

We found the house thru searching the internet.

You can buy "shrimp boil" packages at the store and just make corn-on-the-cob, potatoes, and whatever else you want with it! Let me know if you try it. :)

The Lewis's said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! Great pics!

Faith said...

These pictures are fabulous! (I'm also wondering how long it took you to post this! Ha!) Looks like such a fun trip with your family! And, that shrimp boil...oh my word, I wish I had been there for that!

I love your green and white color combo for your beach pictures, and the last one has to be my favorite!

Wess and Kristal said...

It looks like you all had so much fun! You have a beautiful family!!

Melissa said...

Love the pictures!!! You have such a cute family! :)

Tamara said...

What an awesome vacation we had!!! I can't wait to go again. I saw Jessica's comment about Addye's legs being long, so I went back & looked at all the pics again & it DOES look like she has long legs!! Wow, I'm not sure who she would've got them from, but they are pretty long & cute!!

Tamara said...

What an awesome vacation we had!!! I can't wait to go again. I saw Jessica's comment about Addye's legs being long, so I went back & looked at all the pics again & it DOES look like she has long legs!! Wow, I'm not sure who she would've got them from, but they are pretty long & cute!!

Leigh said...

OH! Amy! That looks like such a fun vacation! Great pictures.....I see potential Christmas card shots in there. Thanks for sharing.

HEy where in Destin was the house you stayed?

Caroline said...

oooooooooooooooo this was soooooo fun!!!!1 what a fun thing!!! all those families together at the beach,,,,oh what fun! I loved these pictures

Ashlie said...

What a great time y'all had! The beach looks so relaxing...I wish I was there right now! Loved all the pics!