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Ben and I met in 1996, began dating in 1999 and married in 2001. Now 20 years and 2 children later, we have returned to where our life together began. Ben works for the Federal Reserve and I have the privilege of staying home with our two precious boys.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The End of Summer at the Beach

We had a perfect ending to our summer with a week at the beach. This year we finally made it back to Sandestin after several years of a break. I remember now why I have always loved it so much and am looking forward to next summer there as well! Our beach house had the perfect set up and came complete with a golf cart for us to travel around the resort. I'm hoping the same house is available for us next summer as well!
The golf cart was always put to good use by these guys!

Our first day began at the beach with lots of playing in the water and sand. The beach wasn't too crowded and we had a blast!
 Ethan even caught a hermit crab, which was the highlight of his day!
 That evening we drove over to the village to play and have dinner.
 Ethan and Ben even did the zip line over the lake!
 Then there were a few rides on the carousel
 The next afternoon we embarked on a Pirate Cruise! Everyone had a great time, it was just like the one we did the previous summer and the boys were just as into all of the activities :-)
 Swab the decks
 A little sword fight
 Even Daddy got involved and he was recruited for the hula hoop contest!
 No pirate ship is complete without a treasure hunt and this one did not disappoint!
 We decided to have breakfast at Another Broken Egg the next morning and went on a walk afterwards and the boys climbed a few look-outs along the way
After our walk through the preserve and along the dock to see the Mimi's boss's yacht, we settled in to watch the parrots for a bit.
 No trip is complete without the traditional Sandestin picture :-)
 That night, the boys participated in a dance party on the Village stage...
 While we waited for fireworks to begin
 The next afternoon we had an awesome time on a Dolphin and Shelling cruise! The dolphins got so close and we saw so many!
After seeing the dolphins, we rode over to the island to find some hermit crabs. Before heading back to the marina, we had a hermit crab race!
I forgot to take pictures of the rest of our beach time but our last beach day was another great day! The boys put their boogie boards to good use and did some more building in the sand :-)
 By this part of the week, all of the buckets had long since broken so they were left with plastic cups ;-)
Then, Ben and I took turns with the boys taking them out and "helping" them ride the waves
 And before heading back, all of the guys had some football time
 We ended the week in Seaside, another favorite spot, to have dinner and do some shopping. 
What a great beach vacation!

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