Packing for a wedding and a week at the beach required several "checked bags" ...but Tucker did not fit! He hates it when the suitcases come out. Never the less, we spent a few days in Birmingham as spoiled guests of my sister and special guests of the bride...it was a beautiful wedding! I especially liked the tribute to Kentucky, Mint Juleps.... but the next day we all suffered from the Kentucky "Wild Turkey" flu.
Our week at the beach was full of family fun, we ate our share of fried crab claws, shrimp every way possible (if I named them I would sound like Forrest Gump!), and drank our share of Bushwackers. We had a pancake cook-off, which I won with my Almond Joy Pancakes, (Sorry Sandi, I had the chocolate advantage) and we started the tradition of Kid's Cook Night (would highly recommend - we required a special cocktail, appetizers, and a main dish!). Rick treated the kids to a surprise deep sea fishing trip (a tropical storm didn't scare any of them away but some will never fish again!) , we built sandcastles, played football (just one broken toe!), rode the waves, took family photos, visited with the Colonel and Jane, played Dominoes, toasted Brad and Brooke's engagement, (read Sandi's blog for sweet details!), AND LAUGHED...a lot!
It was a great vacation!
***Stay tuned for Family Pictures on the beach....skip it if you dare!