Sunday, May 29, 2011

Anniversary Getaway

Last week Jason and I begged my parents to stay a few extra days (really didn't take much convincing, they're suckers for these kiddos) and snuck away for a few days to celebrate our fifth year of marriage.  It was AMAZING.  Loved getting to relax, go where we wanted to go, when we wanted to go.  No cooking, cleaning, chores, etc.  So nice.  So grateful that God orchestrated everything perfectly so we could go.

Our first stop was Eden Gardens State Park where the grounds were gorgeous.  A perfect shady stop on this super sunny, humid day.

There was a gorgeous home that we enjoyed from the outside we weren't really interested in paying another fee to tour it.

Love the brick lined path and the huge oak trees.

This is one of my favorite bushes.  Love these flowers.

Jason loved how this branch reached all the way across the path down to the ground.

I think this is an intercoastal of some kind.  There was a crab in the water so I'm thinking brackish water? 

Gotta love some self-portraits!

After stopping for at the Sandestin Outlet mall for a smoothie, a little shopping, then lunch at Panera, we headed to Sandestin Beach.  The water was gorgeous, with some waves and a relatively strong current.  The water was very chilly, but we enjoyed alternating laying out and playing in the waves.

LOVE the gorgeous beaches in the Destin area.  We also enjoyed going to the Destin beaches and some calmer waters where we spent a lot of time floating.

After a long day at the beaches we spent some time at an outdoor mall, the Destin Commons (the one with the fountains and fun play area).  Since we had a delish seafood lunch at a restaraunt in Harbor Walk Village we had a simple meal of club sandwiches and fries at Johnny Rockets.

Jason patiently went in more clothing shops and so I decided he more then deserved a turn at the Bass Pro Shop.

We took these pictures to show Ivory the fish.

Thanks so much Mom & Dad for watching the kids and giving us a relaxing, worry-free vaca.  We came home re-energized and refreshed.

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