Thursday, September 21, 2017

Summer Beach Trip

Going all the way to the first week in June, we headed to the beach with Joel's family. We did not have a great week for weather. It rained most of the trip, but looking back at these pictures you would never know! We stayed in Carillon for the first time and it was really nice!

Of course we had to make a stop at the Alys Beach donut truck. Wouldn't be a Reed family beach trip without it! :)

Since it rained so much, the boys spent a lot of time in the hot tub, which was covered. Harrison loved looking like a football player!

It was Lilla's first time to the beach and she loved it! She had no fear of the sand or the water!

 Red Bar was a must as well! YUM!

Below is one of my favorite pictures even though it's a little grainy. The boys sure do love their little girl cousins! This was taken at an outdoor concert one night at Carillon. So much fun (and then the bottom fell out and we all got soaked!).

This is Hudson and Joel's cousin's son, Graham. Does that make him his second cousin? I don't know, but they are a month apart in age and both got the double jointed gene! Don't know too many people that can do that with their legs--gross! Side note, they also BOTH got the teeth coming in sideways gene so I can blame that on Joel's side too and thank them for the extra set of braces we are currently enduring! Ha!
We had so much fun with Joel's extended family who we don't get to see very much. The kids played together so well!
 They are all around the same age!
 Sweet Lilla enjoying the pool!
 Carillon really is a beautiful place when the weather is good!

 We went to the house that Joel's aunt rented one night for dinner. We had the best grouper I have maybe ever had there!
 Love seeing a backyard full of kids playing!

 This one needed a break!
 We went crab hunting that night with all the kids. They had a blast and were just picking the crabs up with their bare hands! They were all insane in my book!

 Digging holes with Nolen!
 And then one final dinner out at The Great Southern! Nothing like walking into a restaurant and asking for a table for 30! They looked at me like I was crazy! :) But, they came through and it was only about an hour wait, which I say is pretty normal for around there!

 Joel and his brothers...
 The kids did so well at dinner. Thankful for screen time to get us through (and all of them sharing!).

 And naturally, the day we left was the most beautiful day we had, so we packed up all of our things and then headed down to the beach for a few hours to enjoy one last little bit.

What a fun time at the beach! I'm already wishing for another trip soon!

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