Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happy 8th Birthday, Bethany!

Traditional Birthday Breakfast

Pink flamingo birthday

Summer food!

Want to take a walk down memory lane?

Thanks again, friends, for making Bethany's birthday special!!

Grandma and Grandpa's Visit, 2016

Camping at St. Joseph's State Park, 2016

Ah! The beach!

One of the main attraction at this beach was all the living shell creatures

and of course the SAND

The beach is definitely one of our family's happy places. For me, the beauty and relaxation are nearly unparalleled. This beach was especially pretty because of being a state park and being on the Gulf.

We did a little hiking around the bay areas in the park.

One of those white specks in the distance is our campsite.

rafting in the bay

burying Daddy

(no hotels or houses! just dunes and beach)

our campsite

yearly family sand castle

We took advantage of the power available at our campsite--fans at night and cooking on the griddle.

ice cream at the park concessions store

The sunsets were gorgeous!

Shaving cream is very fun at the beach!

Good-bye, beach!

We stopped over in Birmingham and spent the night at my cousin Clayton's house. I'm sorry we didn't snap a pic of Clayton, Rachel and Layla (their dog)! We were thankful for their hospitality. 
On the way home, we stopped by the statue of Vulcan near Clayton's house.