Growing up too fast....

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Indian Shores, Florida-The girls first beach experience

After we got back from Cancun poor Chris did the responsible thing and went back to work while I proceeded to unpack and repack yet again for another trip- this time taking the girls on their first beach experience in Florida. I figured this will be our last trip where the girls are free to fly so I wanted to take advantage of it. Lara flew down with me to help with the girls. Unloading at the airport was quite comical to say the least. Lets just say we almost had another "pee your pants" episode of laughter(it doesn't take much to get us laughing) as we tried to lug all our stuff in to the airport and up to the counter. Needless to say two people with two kids, a stroller, two car seats, 2 check on bags and four carry-on's was impossible but with the help of a kind Southwest agent that saw us struggling we made it to the check-in counter. The girls did great on the flight they flirted with all the flight attendants and passengers in the seats near by.


The gulf side has nude beaches too you know!
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We had easy access to the pool, hot tub and beach. Trista was my busy body- she tormented the sand piper birds, chased the pelicans and strolled down the beach like she owned the place. Sadie on the other hand would sit for 45 minutes at a time moving the sand from one pile to the next. She studied the shells and all their shapes and sizes. My little thinker as Grandad Carlson calls her. They had no fear of the ocean. The salt water didn't even phase them! They were free,nude and one with the ocean......until it knocked them over a few times. By the end of the week they were jumping off the side of the pool and holding their breath for more than 3 seconds under water. Next summer they will be my little fish!


I have this exact same picture when I was little

Sadie- my diva

Thank you mom and and Aunt Faye for everything. Lara you spoiled me rotten. Thank you for being such a great sister. Love you. 12 days was a long time to be away from the honey and it was time to head home- it was good to be back. I told Chris that the beach will definitely be a future family vacation spot for us .So after 12 days we left our 85 degree weather and landed in Nashville to a nice cool 74 degrees. Ahhh the smell of fall was in the air. So long summer of 2010- you brought us great memories and that's what life is all about- making great memories.TRISTA-she put on dads socks and well lets just say something from my suitcase all by herself. Let the primping begin.
Sadie on the Left Trista on right
Trista

Our 10 year Celebration




I know this isn't really about the twins but after all how they got here was because two people fell in love. Our 10 year anniversary was celebrated with Chris's grandparents who celebrated their 60th and we were so honored to celebrate with them at the Biltmore Inn. Thank you Papa for all the planning and for the invitation, we enjoyed every minute of it.
I had never been there and it exceeded my expectations. The hotel was superb, the view was beautiful and the company we were with was delightful. I played my first game of Mexican train with domino's and I have to admit.....it was FUN!
Two days after returning from the Biltmore in we unpacked and repacked for Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We stayed 5 nights at an all inclusive resort and the all inclusive part is an under statement. I don't think I want to travel any other way. We had our choice of 12 different restaurants that were fantastic. We were a stones throw away from 5th avenue where all the shops are and only a minutes walk to where we got two deep tissue massages for $25.00each- I almost felt guilty. We had one full day at zip lining which took us 3 hours to complete, an offroading vehicle thru caves and two swims in the underground rivers that was so incredible. And the rest of the time we did a lot of sleeping and chillin by the pool. Five days was just not long enough:)