Monday, July 6, 2009

Celebrating the 4th!

We spent the 4th of July weekend in Destin visiting the Lightfoot's. We went out on the boat, played on the beach, and enjoyed spending time together as an extended family. The kids all had a great time playing in the water and riding on the boat, but I think the adults spent more time "coming up with a plan" than anything else. When you put 8 adults and 4 kids together, "coming up with a plan" is not always the easiest thing to do. Apparently our family is not very good at being spontaneous, who knew. LOL Ok, we all knew, I guess I just keep hoping that one holiday we will all just be able to "wing it."

I will be the first to admit, that I was a little grumpy when our original plans to go to Crab Island didn't work out, but I'm gonna blame that on PMS. Either way, there was enough grump to go around as we tried to come up with a plan B, when our Plan A, turned out to be the same as everyone else in Destin. For future reference, everyone is Destin who has a boat goes to Crab Island to dock it and play in the water. Everyone that doesn't have a boat, parks their car in the parking lots adjacent to Crab Island and plays on the beach and walks out to the boats. So, unless you want to get up really early, then don't plan on doing that.

We ended up taking a boat ride to another part of the beach, and spent some time playing in the water. It turned out to be a nice day overall, but we were all pooped by the time it was over. I didn't take as many pictures as I should have, but I did manage to capture one of the more important events of the weekend, Madeline's first time on a boat. She really did great! Uncle Mike had an infant life vest already, so we didn't even have to worry about getting one. She actually feel asleep on they way to and from the beach, and when the breeze would blow on her, she would smile. It was so cute. I know that mom took some pics too, so maybe I will be able to post one of those later this week.

Thank you so much Lightfoot's, for letting us stay with you this weekend, and for all the food and fun you provided! We can't wait to come back and do it again!

1 comment:

  1. Thank YOU, Les, for coming to visit us. We definitely had too much planning & discussion before we made our move!! We really enjoy spending time with you guys and hope you know you are welcome to come visit anytime!! Love you!