Summer has been crazy so far - Is it me or has this year gone by super fast?
T, myself, and some good friends of ours headed to Destin, where T's parents have a condo (that is beyond cute and decorated to perfection)! The beach was incredibly crowded for Memorial Day, but it's the beach, so who can complain? Sun, sand, friends, a cold beverage or two...so perfect!
Unfortunately, I didn't get any good beach pictures. I took my camera down to the beach, and almost had a mini heart attack. My camera aka baby had been out of its bag for all of two seconds and was covered with sand particles! No thanks.
The beach house had a great selection of old magazines to read - Lots of "vintage" Coastal Livings and my favorite, Southern Accents. Can we please start a petition to bring this magazine back?
You would have thought we had three children and nine adults with all the stuff we toted down to the beach each day. Umbrellas, chairs, magazines, coolers, food, hats, towels
and lots of this stuff
I know 100 SPF sounds a bit extreme, and applying it is sort of like slathering on a coat of Elmer's glue, but the freckle population on my face is rapidly growing - ugh. I still manage to get sun even with this stuff - and yes, I repeat and reapply!
I checked out Sara Gruen's, Ape House, before we left. It is a great book! Of course, it doesn't have the love story of Water for Elephants and its not as good (WFE was hard to beat though), but I felt like I learned more from this book. Sara seems to take a lot of her writing from true historical events and things that happen to her. I was still very impressed.
Check it out!
We headed to Seaside for dinner one night - I love Seaside. It's so cute. The houses and the architecture are simply to die for! If you have kids, it's a great place to visit!
My only picture of the night. How great is the courtyard - I can't get enough of the lights and the adirondack chairs! Classic.
We had so much fun - and, as always, we were very sad to leave, but there is always...
On another note, I'm dying to read The Help! I'm also excited to see the movie! I can't decide whether I should read the book first or see the movie - I'm usually disappointed in the movies, so I'm thinking if I see it first maybe I'll enjoy it more!
And in other news, I LOVE Pintrest! Thank you to Tessa @ Nine & Sixteen for inviting me! The only things I've pinned are Halloween images. I think I'm the only nut, who is planning a Halloween party in June. I love Halloween/Fall! I'm going to have to implement some of these ideas...
I especially like this one...
Now to come up with a costume!
I know, I'm weird, forgive me...
Hope everyone's summer has started off wonderfully!