Yesterday we returned from a wonderful trip to St. Simons Island! Chad's parents have a beach condo there and it is a very special place to us. This summer was my 8th year to get to go! Its hard to believe that 8 years ago Chad proposed to me on that island. It's just full of wonderful memories.
Last year we drove but this year we decided to fly. Graham did awesome on the airplane! Here he is enjoying a beverage:
When Paula, Chad's mom, picked us up, we went straight to one of our favorite places in Atlanta, The Varsity. We both loved our lunch there complete with frosty oranges, of course.
We stayed one night in Atlanta then made the 5 hour drive to SSI. Graham was pretty excited that we drove Tom's truck.
Paula stayed on the island with us for 3 days. My family, including both of my brothers, were there the entire week with us. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN! Nearly every day we packed up our wagon with chairs, a big umbrella, sand toys, drinks, and snacks and headed for the beach. Graham was quite scared of the beach this year, at least at first. Once we'd had our fill of playing in the sand and ocean, reading and relaxing under the umbrella, walking along the shore, etc. we would go to the pool for a dip. Now Graham loved that!
We also had fun doing a little shopping, cooking, going out to eat, watching movies, playing games, and just basically doing whatever we wanted to do!
While we were there we celebrated my 29th birthday. I think my 29th year is going to be the best yet! Here's a great shot of my entire family after we had a birthday dinner at Bonefish, one of our favorite restaurants.
Graham with his "Nonnie."
Our family of 3, soon to be 4!
Graham's playing peek-a-boo.
I have lots more pictures which I am hoping to upload soon. We had an amazing trip but it is sure good to be home too!