Monday, June 8, 2009

Back From Vacation

We had a wonderful time in Destin but it is always good to be home! For posterity's sake, here are just 13 of the 500 pictures I took. This year was ALL about Zach! He was so fun to have for a week. He loved the water, especially the pool.

This was the view from the balcony. Gran and Zach checking out the ocean.
G-Daddy and Zach playing in the ocean.
I'm not sure he could be any cuter!
He wasn't too sure about the sand. He definitely preferred the water.
Playing at the pool.
About to go to dinner and Goofy Golf.
He would not wear any of his hats, only G-Daddy's.
Pool side.
We went with yellow, white and khaki. I think a couple of you guessed yellow! :) Almost everyone said blue so we will have to do that next year.
The guys. I think Zach is eating a Wheat Thin in every picture.
My parents. It is not fair that my dad can get so tan.
The group shot. We were not able to get a family pic on the beach because it started raining and there was no one in sight to take it. So we had to get one by the pool with the self timer.

We had such a good time as always but really missed Katie and Jason. It was so fun to think that next year everyone will be going and Zach will have a little sister who will be almost one! Katie has posted her viewpoint of her illness on her blog if you want to check it out. We are so glad she is getting better day by day!

My mom and I got to go to one antique store and Old Time Pottery so I will show you what I got on Wednesday!

69 comments:

Southern Fried Gal said...

I love that profile picture of Zach on the beach - that is definitely frame worthy! I would have never guessed yellow - fun choice! Can't wait to see what you found on your shopping trips!

Brittany said...

How fun! Looks like you all had a great time. I so want to visit Destin one day!

Vashti said...

Looks like so much fun! The beach is beautiful. You all look fab in yellow. Such a beautiful family.
xx

Laurie said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun and Zach is too cute!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

looks like a wonderful time, shannon! I will be down next week. Cant wait~

foxxy said...

I don't think Zach could get any cuter either. He's perfect just the way he is. Looks like you had a great time at the beach. I enjoyed viewing your photos.

Stephanie said...

Looks like y'all had a blast and I love the yellow! :)

Emily said...

Looks like so much fun! I can't wait until we leave on the 20th.

I love the yellow! Great choice!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Love the new family picture!! :) The yellow is so cheery! How funny that Zach has a G-Daddy! That's what my girls call their Grandfather too! It started when my oldest couldn't say "Granddaddy" and said "G'Daddy", then "G (the letter G)-Daddy" and it's stuck! He feels so hip, let me tell you! :) How did your dad end up with "G-Daddy"?

Shelby said...

LOVE your yellow dress!!!

Darlene said...

I just knew Zach was going to have a blast this year! YAY for the yellow...I LOVE it!

Katie said...

Yellow! I love it! It looks so bright and happy! You said you weren't sure if Zach could be any cuter... Well, I'll just tell you right now, he couldn't be. It would be impossible. I have always thought he's just about the prettiest baby I've ever seen...and I know he's a boy and all...but he is PRETTY... :o) Glad you had fun, but we're glad you're home! ;o)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

What beautiful pictures, and what a lovely time it looks like you had...next year, can you fit five more? We will wear whatever you tell us the color should be! (LOL)

julie & joe said...

Looks like you had a greats time! Yellow is a good color on you.
I'm glad Zach liked the water.

Sara said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile now and I love it, but this is the first time I've commented. You know what made me HAVE to comment? Goofy Golf! That place is owned by my uncle's brother and I have fond memories of playing mini-golf there. Hope you gave the big dinosaur a pat!
So glad you had fun.

Lindy said...

It looks like you guys had a blast! I am so ready to go to the beach now. Zach has got to be one of the cutest babies ever!

Melanieshea said...

O.M.G. I LOVE that picture of the back of Zach sitting in the sand surrounded by his toys!!!
We only have a few more days before we take our trip!!! I can't wait!!!!

Devri said...

Zach is such a cutie! Gald you had a great time..

Joanna said...

Oh the yellow looks great! What a wonderful color choice.

It looks like Zach had a great time. It's so much fun to take little ones like that to the beach.

Kelli said...

Two of my favorite things in this post...Destin and the color yellow! We love Destin and are thinking about getting a time share there. It is so beautiful. It looks like you all had a GREAT time!

Angie said...

Love the pictures of Zach, he is so cute!! Your family group shot is so cute, I love the yellow!! It's so nice that you all do that every year.

Keetha Broyles said...

I think I was one who guessed blue - - - but the yellow/white/tan combo is great and beachy too!!!

Jennifer said...

I love all of your family color coordinated photos! And yellow is my favorite color so I think it's the best. (o: What a fun get together for you and your family - looked like so much fun!

Ally0005 said...

We love Destin, have not been there in a few years.
Love the yellow!

Ally

Alex and Jill said...

Ah, the beach...looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Once again, love the yellow. :)

Welcome home, girl!!

HeathahLee said...

I am so in need of a beach vacation! Was it really crowded? The one time I've been to Destin (we always went to Gulf Shores) we stayed in Santa Rosa. Very nice. By the time the weekend we were leaving rolled around, Destin itself was so packed you couldn't have paid me to stay there!

Your family picture still shows the water and sea oats in the background, so you can still tell you're at the beach. : )

The Browns said...

Hey! I'm glad you had a good time :) I love your green swimsuit...where is it from?

mrs boo radley said...

Zach is WAY too cute! Love the close-up of him in his white shirt.

Your dad has great skin!

You all look so fabulous.

And, I guessed yellow! :)

Jennifer said...

Cute pics! I love both of your dresses, especially the white one! Too cute! Glad you had a fun trip!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Absolutely beautiful photos. Everyone looked great in yellow!

Beach House Dreamer said...

Thanks for a glimpse into your vacation spot!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely love all the photos...I would be at the computer for months to upload that many pictures!! But would SO love to be able to do that - what a great picture souvenir!!

Linda said...

Looks like a great vacation. You're right. Zach is a doll.
My favorite is where he is sitting on the beach--from the back--with all the colorful toys..... love it!

Linda said...

Looks like a great vacation. You're right. Zach is a doll.
My favorite is where he is sitting on the beach--from the back--with all the colorful toys..... love it!

Lana said...

Beautiful pictures! I love Destin! Zach is so adorable! I love the yellow, white, and khaki! It's so pretty!

LuLu said...

Your family wore my favorite color!! It looks fantastic! I love Destin! So glad you are back and had a great time,
LuLu

Julee said...

Great pics of Zach! He is such a cutie! Love the yellow and white and I actually have the dress you were wearing. :) Glad you had a great trip!

Leslie said...

What a beautiful trip! I am sure Jason and Katie were missed. Glad that she is on the mend, I will have to go read her blog! You will be happy to know that I updated my blog today,I have been such a slacker! Great pictures!

Suzanne said...

Hey Shannon!
Looks like y'all had a great time and the yellow looked so good on everyone! I think you are pretty tan yourself missy!! Ha! If you could see me I would look like Casper next to you! I want to e-mail to find out where y'all were staying and if you liked it. We are going there next year w/my parents and we have only stayed at the Courtyard Marriott. So I am interested in checking out some other places with more space and a kitchen. Thanks!
Suzanne

Spencer Family 6 said...

Looks divine! Great pics too!

hi-d said...

Looks like you all had fun in the sun. That water looks so pretty!

Nikki said...

It looks like you had a wonderful vacation! I like the yellow.

The Graves' House said...

looks like you guys had a wonderful time. so glad that your family is doing well, can't wait to see your family pic next year. you guys are growing!

Heather said...

I love all your pics and I am so ready to go to Destin now!! So fun!
The beach looked amazing and that water so blue!! I love the color choice!! I adore yellow and y'all looked great!! What a great time!

Becky said...

Oh I love the yellow! You all look so cute and Summery. They were all great pictures-glad you had a great time with family!

3LittleByrds said...

Shannon, looks like yall had a great time and Mr. Zach couldn't be more cute. I'm glad Katie is feeling better.

Jeni said...

I have been to Destin...those white beaches....can't wait until the day comes to go back! The yellow looked great this year. That is such a fun idea to coordinate like that. Zach looked like he had a ball.

Mandi said...

I've lived in FL my whole life but have never visited the beaches in Destin! It looks beautiful...where did you stay?

The B's said...

I'm so jealous...you were right there near our hometown. I'm glad y'all had fun. Zach is SO cute! :)

Fabiola said...

I am so glad you all had a wonderful time and Katie is back on her feet again.

Little Zach cant get any cuter than that.

Fabiola

Cari said...

Great pictures, Zach must be so much fun!

I used to go to Destin every fall and LOVED it! It's been about 5 years since I last went, I miss it. Best beaches.

the undomesticated wife said...

I'm jealous. We aren't going to the beach this year, for the first year in a long time. :( Loved seeing the beach through your pics though.

TCKK said...

Looks like a great time and Zach is so cute!!!

mx2mommy said...

You guys are such an ADORABLE family!! Yellow was a fab color!

A Hint of Home said...

What a fun time at the beach. Love your outfits! Zack is such a cutie!

Katy said...

Beautiful beautiful pictures of your vacation. I'm glad that everyone had such a nice time, that little Zach is darling.

Angie said...

I love Destin! I could spend all day in Old Time Pottery! Wonderful family pics!

Kaitlyn said...

Such beautiful pictures, love the color scheme :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Love the yellow!!! It looks so happy!!! Cute photos of your fam and little Zach!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Beautiful photos... the colors are amazing!! Looks like *loads* of fun.

Jill said...

What a precious family! and love the "yellow" theme!
Welcome Home!
Many Blessings!

Leigh Ann said...

I have a sweet desktop background that I think you would love. I found a wren's nest with 6 eggs in there in my fern and captured it. If you will send me your email I will send it to you. BTW, I grew up with Meredith Pope White and I currently live in Ft. SMith......if you are wondering where I am coming from. I love decorating blogs so I've been reading yours for a while.

Our Blessed Family said...

We are going to FL on Thursday! It is funny you all wore yellow....... I have yellow for us all to wear for a picture!!! I am glad to know it looks good ahead of time! Looks like you had a blast!

Alyce said...

Y'all look like just a beautiful, bright ray of sunshine!

Rambling Girl said...

Looks like a great vacation! Love the family photo!

Zach is a cutie!

Love all the finds also you found. The bottle I would probably just use on a kitchen table with one fresh flower in it...Simple and cute!

Also on a blog where someone has spray painted bottles with all these cool colors...That might be a idea...a pretty pastel color.

Shannon said...

Suzanne, email me at row35401@yahoo.com or leave your email for me to email you so I can answer your questions. :) Thanks!

Happiness Is... said...

Love the yellow - different than the normal white, which I love but is also overdone sometimes :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Love the group shot. I could not wait to see what you were going to wear and I love the yellow. :)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I was wondering what color you all were going to go with! It is amazing that ALL of you look good in yellow. That can be a hard color to wear, but you all look great in it!

~ Sarah