Friday, August 26, 2011

Vacation 2011!

    There is a massive hurricane headed towards us at the  moment, so I'm going to keep this short and sweet. We have a ton of things to do to get ready, and I am expecting to lose power for a few days....
     We just got home from vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC with Derek's family and it was a MUCH needed break!! We have had so much going on here with the girls coming to stay with us and rearranging everything. Having some extra help for a week was SO nice!! (Thanks to Mimi, Pops, Lori, and Greg for the extra hands!) We spent a lot of days out on the beach, ate some delicious seafood, had a small birthday party for Ansleigh, and went to the Alligator farm; but most importantly, we got some quality time with family :) I picked out my favorite pictures from the trip and will post the rest to my Flickr account. (link is posted on the right side of this page)

puzzle time with Mimi

hanging out on the balcony

gotta love matching PJs :)

how cute are they?!?

group time out. it was too funny not to snap a picture (thanks for taking this one Lori!)

they loved the ocean!

the girls :)

all ready for the pool!

checking out the turtles at the alligator farm

petting a snake

Mimi and Pops

feeding time!!

at the Alligator Farm

she woke up from her nap to a party and was so excited!

her party set-up

Lori decorated this awesome cake!! it's pretty good huh?

playing with Pops

happy birthday Ansleigh!!

us with the birthday girl

he's learning to crawl!!!

my boys :)

The whole fam.
(PS, Pops got me a remote for my camera, so no more running back and forth to set the timer!!)


  1. You can just see the love! This makes me cry tears of joy, Mandy! I don't know what else to say, but thank you & Derek and the entire Brown family for making Ansleigh and Alyssa so welcome into your family... What a fantastic vacation you had, and at just the right time! God's timing is always perfect!
    Love all the pictures... can't believe how BIG Eli is now, and Sophia looks so happy to be sharing her Mimi & Pop's! Vacations are made for making memories... <3

  2. Laura SchneidermanAugust 27, 2011 at 5:50 AM

    These pics are so sweet! All I could think of was poor Eli, he is so out numbered with 3 older girls. You guys are awesome! I cant wait to see you!!!!! PS, very exciting about the remote.

  3. This is so fun!!! That time out picture is my fav!!!!

  4. Love this blog and loved our family time at the beach!!! Thanks once again for photographing all the memories! It was so fun!