Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Beach.

There is not many things better than the white, soft sand between your toes and the ocean in your ear. The beach, for me, is grounding. I get back to me.  Back to John and just feel great about life.

It seems that our love of the beach has officially been passed along to our children.  And my heart leaps for joy! Anna loved playing in the sand, pointing out crabs, birds and the "lawler" (a.k.a water). I imagine it will be even better next year when her brother can join in the fun.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous during our entire trip. Mid 70's, reaching up into the 80's on some days with a cool breeze at night.

Joining us on our trip were our good friends and John's law partner, The Werners!  Sweet little baby Gabriel is just 9 1/2 weeks old and just so sweet.

This was a first time visit to 30A for them, and I hope they fell in love.  As we hope to travel back with them next year.

John getting back to his roots...
 We ventured in and out of the little shops in Seaside, stopping only to enjoy an ice cold beverage. The colors were vibrant and the laughter even louder.

Peeking through photo stand at Seaside.

Taken by Barbara Mead
 John and I met up with some friends (actually my former boss from both Old Navy in Huntsville and Restoration Hardware in Birmingham) for a little lunch to catch up and enjoy the new Cowgirl Kitchen right down the way from Seaside.

Anna cuddled right up to Barbara as if she had known her for years.
 The house we rented was perfect.  Three stories and plenty of room.  Although our bed was less than comfortable and Graham was up multiple times a night, it was still the beach and it still felt like home.

The boys with a little play time.
 There was a private pool at the house...and heated to boot.  It finally started working on Wednesday so we spent many hours floating the kids around.

June 2010
 One of our favorite traditions is heading down to Rosemary Beach. This is where we were married and seem to mark time in our life through photos.  The picture above was taken in June 2010.  Just a small family of three.  That little girl is now a busy two year old and a new little guy has taken her place as the baby.

The Werner's!
Our main push to hit the beach was all due to John and Joe. These two guys are partners of all partners and truly creating a business that we are all ridiculously proud of. With their first Qui Tam settled, we popped the bubbly. There looks to be a lot more of this coming in the future. You just keep your eye out for Roberts &'s going to be big.

 Our last evening on the beach.  A great time to snap pictures of the kids and capture the glowing light from the setting sun. This is our place.

 Goodnight Beach.  Until next year.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I am missing this so badly already. Can I really wait a whole year to go back? What great pictures you took! I especially love that close up of Gabe! We had so much fun with your family.