Monday, August 17, 2009

Beach- 2009

This is our third consecutive beach trip with the Janney family. I look forward to these trips all year for several reasons. One- I LOVE the beach. The ocean, the sun, the sand, the sounds, the smell- LOVE it all! Two- I married into a great family. My in-laws are two of the nicest people and I love getting to vacation with them. Three- seeing my boys at the beach! Granted, Chase was only 6 weeks old, but I think he was definitely feeling the ocean vibe. Jackson's first beach trip was when he was around 10 months old and he loved it as seen: HERE.
I was a little apprehensive about this trip for a couple of reasons: One- as previously stated, Chase was only 6 weeks old. Most babies at this age aren't anywhere close to sleeping through the night. Chase, however, slept like a CHAMP! Two- I was going to have to wear a swimsuit 6 weeks after having a baby. I was definitely not ready to rock a bikini. Luckily, thanks to all my summers at Young Life camps, I had quite the array of tankinis which worked just fine. I also noticed while there that there are a lot of very large people at the beach, many of whom don't hesitate to wear bikinis. I tried to lay my towel as close to theirs as possible to feel better...and it kind of worked. Is that wrong!?
Picture time:
From Mom and Dad's and Beach 2009

Chase wouldn't look at the camera (rude little guy) and I was saying through gritted teeth "Jackson, SMILE, or you will not get a cookie."


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My adorable in-laws (Nana and Papa).


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My sister in-law, Megan and her boyfriend, Scott. We were SO glad he came this year because we
all love Scott!


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Jackson being tricky and asking me where his feet were.



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My darling husband. We had a great time together. We got to go out on our first date with out the boys since Chase was born which was wonderful. We also went out to the hot tub a couple nights after the boys were in bed and got tropical drinks from the beach side Tiki bar! Fun!


From Mom and Dad's and Beach 2009
There was a LOT of time spent playing Mario Cart.


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My chubby little Chase giving his half smile.


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Daddy and Jackson in the lazy river.


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Chase after I took him in the lazy river. WHAT!? It was heated!


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Playing in the waves.


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He's PRETTY cool.


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View from our balcony.


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View from our side balcony.


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View from our bedroom. The sunrise was gorgeous the morning I saw it (thanks, Chase).



Some of my favorite parts of the trip:
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THIS place we ate (as seen behind Larry, Debbie, and Jackson). I loooove crab legs.

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Our trip to Broadway at the beach where the totally sweet hat seen above was purchased. I never get tired of going there! Jackson loved feeding the giant fish and ducks and the Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

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Moments like these.

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Vacationing with these people!

3 comments:

Marianne B Dean said...

Love these photos! Jackson has SOOO much personality, and Chase is so adorable. :)

Ken, Brandi and Skylar said...

You have two adorable kiddos there!! Looks like a fun week!

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