Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gulf Shores 2011

We started our vacation with a wonderful dinner with old friends. (No Russell that doesn't mean old age! LOL)  

Me and one of my Best Friends
Adina and I have been friends since 6th grade.  She is the type of friend you can go a while without talking to and still pick right back up without missing a beat.  I love her dearly!
I had to take this of Russell and Rob because they were making fun of me taking pictures.
Haley & Avery
Hunter is almost taller than Mrs. Adina
Hunter & Hayes
 It was a great night catching up and just spending time with the Wiseman's.

Now we are on our way......Gulf Shores Bound!!
Huntman played his PSP for hours
Haley played her ipod touch then switched to her ipad
Rob worked last night so he slept alot of the way
Haley joined in on some of the sleeping
Lovin' life
Haley's one request was to build a big sand castle
my sweet babies
Rob aka "the perfectionist" working on the castle
Finished product - we can move in now
Most important people to me
Haleybug loves the ocean

Playing in the waves

I love these two!!!

This is a pic of the moon shining the water at night.  I was amazing!

Dolphins about 40 yards off the shore.  There is a person on a raft farther out than the dolphins.

Dinner at Lamberts

Putt Putt

We went to church and had lunch with a friend who went to Freed Hardeman and played softball with me.  Chesley & her family are from the Gulf Shores area.
Haley & Ryley
Ryley, Caroline, Haley & Hunter
Putt Putt with the Harrison's
Robbie,  Ziggy, Chesley, Lance, Hunter, Haley, Caroline & Ryley

Beach Time

Just chillin' he made his own drink holder

Hangin' out in the shade
Making a sea turtle
Rob & Hunter and their finished turtle
destroying the sea turtle while daddy is in the background making his next creation
Hunter's AT for Arlington Tigers

Rob's AT for Arlington Tigers #35 Hunter Goodman

Sand Monkey

jumping fish

 Relaxing at the condo

Me & my babies
Haley took this picture.  She said she wants to be a photographer like mommy.  I told her I hope she gets paid to do it. :)

Picture Time

We had a wonderful relaxing vacation.  It was actually nice to leave my phone at the condo.  I joked that I was going to leave it at home but my mom made sure that didn't happen.  She reminded me about 20 times as we were walking out the door.  I did manage to leave it at the condo ALOT!  LOL  Sorry Mom!  It was nice to have so much quality time with the people that mean the most to me.

Robbie reminds me often that not everything in life has to be planned and I need to try to be open to change.  Anybody that knows me well knows I struggle with this on a daily basis.  As I sat and marveled at the awesomeness of the waves reflecting in the moonlight I realized how little control I actually have in my life.  I know everything that has happened and will happen in my life is because God makes it possible.   He has a plan for me. Proverbs 16:9  "A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps."  God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and two pretty great kids.  I am very proud he picked this family for me.  I love him and am so thankful for the path he has chosen for my life.  I am blessed beyond measure!  Thank you Lord from whom all blessings flow.