Monday, July 26, 2010

Orange Beach 2010 Part 1

Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, 2010

VACATION!!! Oh how I love you!! It all started for me with lunch at work on Friday. We ordered in...sonic and Shotgun Dan's! :)

After work (I left early) I went to church to pick up Josh. He was just getting from youth camp so I know he was really ready for a vacation. We got on the road them made a quick stop for gas and a snack. I had the BEST ice cream cone I've ever had at White Hall, AR.

Josh pictured with his buddy Ronald McD

Josh drove until we arrived to the condo at 3:00am. We thought about stopping but decided we just wanted to get to the beach. We ended up sleeping in, getting up for breakfast, the going back to sleep on Saturday. It was wonderful. When we finally woke up we took a trip to Publix for a few things.

I love Publix!

Then it was time for the beach. Yes, I'm aware my hat doesn't match my cover up (a night gown), which doesn't match my swimsuit, which doesn't match my shoes or my beach bag. I'm in the "redneck riviera" so does it really matter?!?

Double red flags flying but still people were enjoying the big waves.

Mom and Dad

Josh getting his sunscreen on

We were out there a little while and then Bonnie decided she'd pass us by. Luckily Bonnie was not as fierce as she was supposed to be. She was scary enough to clear the beach.

Everyone pretty much left at the same time.

While waiting on Bonnie to pass, which didn't take long, we all just hung around the condo.

Then it was outside to read and relax.

The empty lounge chair would soon be the spot of my second nap of the day.

Before I napped I read some of my "beach read".

The sound of the waves was so relaxing that I fell sound asleep. Glorious.

Thank you, Lord!

Eventually I moved from the deck to the bed for nap #3. I was so tired. My entire week of staying up late sewing was catching up with me. When I finally woke up to eat dinner I felt rested.

We ordered pizza for dinner and it was so good. We had it last year too and remembered it was fabulous. Well, except for the crab pizza Josh ordered. We KNEW not to get that again. After dinner I went to bed, imagine that, and it was wonderful. I love sleeping!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday morning we woke up, the parent's cooked us breakfast, then it was off to the beach.

My cover up situation has improved although it's still a night gown I'm wearing. At least my swimsuit has pink and green in it.

Love sitting by the water.

The waves were still big and so great!

This is the life.

During our relaxing time on the beach there was some excitement. Apparently a bag of "pot" washed up on the beach so the police had to come check it out.

I'm sure the nosy Southern women (my mother included) will be a great help to the police.

The weather started to take a turn later so we packed it up and came inside.
Josh got on the internet.

The tomatoes sunbathed in the window.
Then we all got ready to head to mall and to eat dinner. We had some down time while we waited for my mother to get ready. This is pretty typical in our house.

Eventually mom got ready and we headed to the mall. We weren't there super long but long enough to spend some money and for Josh to get a family photo.

Where's Josh??
We left the mall and headed to dinner.

We tried to go to LuLu's last year but it was soooo crowded. We were all glad to be able to check it out this year.

Fried green tomatoes and fried okra. YUMMY!!!
Dinner was so good and since we ate early there was enough time for a nap and...dessert.

I'm really enjoying the DQ down the street from our condo.


Faith said...

You look so cute in your hat! So glad y'all are having a great time!! said...

Whoa! Where's Ronald's other hand?? Never trust a clown...

Katie said...

So glad you're living the life. ; )

Colson is in my arms so I am, too!

You are beautiful, and that was hilarious about the nosy Southern women. ; ) I would have been over there, too!

Ashley said...

Looks like you are having such a great time! I loved The Help-you'll have to let us know what you think of it! Hope the rest of the week is just as fun! : )

Betsy said...

You look adorable, Hillary. Who cares if everything doesn't match?? :)

That is my kind of beach trip! Lots of relaxing and just enjoying being together! I'm so glad Bonnie passed you by!

The Conway's said...

I loved looking through all your pictures! Looked like you guys really enjoyed the beach.
There is nothing better than falling asleep on the beach listening to the waves!

Lauren said...

You look adorable in that hat Hillary!!!!! Seriously, the beach life is THE LIFE!!!! :)

Julia said...

oh i love PUBLIX! we use to live in FL and oh what a great store. THe subs are incredible!!! Glad you are getting some much needed rest from sewing!!!

Shannon said...

Ha! Lillians is the place we ordered pizza from too! Seeing your pictures makes me wish I was still there!

Krystal said...

Over from Jenna's blog hop....I had to comment when I saw that you went to Lulu's!! My family vacations in Gulf Shores every year, sometimes twice and we go there at least once in the week we are down there!! We all LOVE that place, the food and the atmosphere!! We stay at Beach Club in Ft. Morgan. We were just there in April and I can't wait to go back!!!

Looks like you all had a great time, except maybe for the sunburned legs, you probably could have done without that!!

Jenn said...

We ate at LuLu's in February when my brother got married down there and it was so good!!! Looks like you all are having a blast. It also looks like there's no oil balls washing up! I just love Gulf Shores!