Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I have to say, our trip to Florida was just what the doctor ordered. My brother, sister, their spouses and kids, and our parents all stayed in a ginormous rental house a block away from the most gorgeous beach I've ever seen. We spent from Saturday to Thursday morning together, all together. We all had lunch by the beach at a place called the Crab Trap and enjoyed a shrimp boil back at the house that very night. One evening my sister and I spent until 4:30 in morning having a very deep talk about nothing at all. Our kids played and played and played (not until 4:30 in the morning, but close). There was a pool out back, so they went straight from beach to pool to meal time and back to the beach every day.

It was awesome!

I'll leave you with a few pics. The really good beach ones are on my sis' camera, since I was too chicken to take mine to the beach. She got some great shots that I'll share when she sends them my way.
Walking along the harbor so the kids could see the boats!

It amuses the locals, how excited we get to see a pelican!

Outside of the The Crab Trap

Goodbye, Florida!

Hello, Nebraska! My two frozen babies, waiting for daddy to pull the car around.


Alpha DogMa said...

Sounds like a lovely getaway. Family reunions for us are never relaxing. Or tropical. I think the two are connected, yes?

Michelle said...

sounds like it was just what you needed!

Mimi said...

Oh what a great bunch of photos! Sounds like a load of fun! Hooray!

Jenifer said...

Sounds like it was a great trip! Can't wait to see more photos.

nikkis30by30 said...

Isn't it awesome to spend time talking deeply about nothing at all with your sibling? I'm not fortunate enough to have a sis, but I do have a bro that is good at those talks when he knows I really need it. So glad you had a wonderful get away!!!!