Thursday, August 21, 2008

Beach Trip




So, over the past weekend, me, Frank, and our besties went to the beach.  Did anyone miss the part where the children were not included?  No, I did not forget to mention them.  They did not go!!  And, even though they were missed, they were having a great time here at home dispersed among family and friends.  When we got there we unloaded our stuff and headed straight to Destin for some shopping.  Later that night we ate some delicious dinner and went back to the condo.  Woke up Saturday morning ready to hit the beach.  OH NO!!  Rain!!!  Lots of it!!  I forgot about the small hurricane that was building in the gulf!  But, it really didn't matter, because I wasn't at home changing diapers, making small peoples breakfast, cleaning up, doing laundry, or anything resembling the likes.  So, we opted for another morning of shopping.  After a nice lunch in the new outdoor shopping area in PC, the rain had stopped and the sun was desperately trying to peek out from behind the clouds, so we headed back and hit the beach.  Just what I like.  Now, I don't want to put my towel on the sand, but I do like to get in the condo beach chairs and stay out there ALL day!!  Frank and Steph decided they needed umbrellas and Ry and I chose not to have them.  After we were well done, we all headed in for our favorite dinner of the trip.  We headed back to Destin to go eat at the Red Bar.  It is a hole in the wall in Grayton Beach and it has the most amazing food.  The menu is always changing and of all the times I have eaten there, the Red Bar has never failed me yet!!!  Now, you can't always find a place to park, and we did drive around for a good 25  minutes just waiting for a space, but it was well worth it.  Now this evening was even more special because it was Ryans birthday.  So, instead of having desert at the Red Bar, we went back to the condo and ate Funfetti cake (see above picture).  It is basically just a box cake mix with sprinkles and vanilla frosting, but its Rynos fav, so it was a must on his day!  The next day the weather looked a little daunting when we first woke up, but it turned out to be just perfect.  I stayed on the beach practically all day and Frank pretty much did too.  He stayed under his umbrella again!  Alas, all good things must come to an end and we did have to come home.  The kids were all glad to see us, for a few minutes at least.  We found out that one of our children committed murder while we were gone.  Really.  Can you guess which one?  Of course....Wyatt.  Apparently,  there was this pet fish and Wyatt did have an accomplice who poured some kind of substance into the fish bowl and then my beloved jabbed at the fish with someones toothbrush!!  And I do have to mention that Frank and I did celebrate a small anniversary ourselves while we were at the beach on Saturday too.  August 17, 2008 was 14yrs ago that we started dating!  So, I am proud of that, even if it isn't a real anniversary...
I guess Notch knew something was up while we were packing because when I came out of my bathroom, he had climbed in my bag, ready to go with us!!  Anyway,  I'm already ready to go to the beach again.  These trips just never seem long enough anymore.  But I'm glad that I got to get away for a little while with our very very best besties that we love.  And I'm glad that Funfetti cake was involved.

4 comments:

Aimee said...

You all look so "sun kissed" glad you had a great time.

stephanie said...

we had so much fun with you guys and wish we were still there! when your diet goals have been met, we'll celebrate with some more funfetti cake!!! :) love you!

Ashley Griffin said...

well we are very glad however that we chose the weekend we did and not the one after or we would have truly been washed away!!! and yes funfetti cake will definitely be in order. and this time i will be having a BIG piece and not just a little piece of cake!! we love you guys too!

Zarebski said...

Thanks for sharing those great moments form your vacation trip. I too have got some from my last trip, it was well organised through Marriott.