Our Little Miracles

This blog is about our two little miracles, Hayden & Carson. They were born on June 19, 2006, at 1:49 and 1:51 AM. Hayden weighed in at 6 pounds and 2 ounces, while Carson weighed in at 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Keep checking back to watch us grow!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Mommy's Vacation

The day after Labor Day, my friend, Mica, and I headed for Destin, FL, for a nice couple of days on the beach. We had watched Hurricane Gustav in the several days leading up to Tuesday, and saw the bad storms that were still lingering from it. We knew that if we could just get to Destin, we would be fine. So, instead of travelling the common route to Jackson, MS, through Mobile, AL, and on into the Florida Panhandle, we went over to Birmingham, AL, and down through Montgomery and entered Florida from that direction. It took a little bit longer, but it was well worth it because we only saw on a few sprinkles of rain (for like maybe a minute), and no storms.

When we got to our final destination, we got word that Mica's grandmother had passed away. We were not sure exactly what to do, but knew we couldn't turn around and go back home right then (it was almost midnight). After a lot of thought, Mica decided to stay in Destin on Wednesday and then head home to make it to the visitation Thursday night. So, we did just that. Below are some pictures from our day at the beach. Although we didn't stay long, I think we made the most of it - especially when it came to getting some sun because we both got sunburned (and, yes, we were wearing sunscreen - apparently not enough, though).

First, we drove to a place called Baytown Wharf in SanDestin. We had heard that there was a good place to eat breakfast called Another Broken Egg. We each ordered a single pancake because we figured it would be big enough (plus we were trying to not overeat as usually happens on vacation) and boy were we right. See pancake picture below. One pancake is enough for 2 people! Although we couldn't eat it all, it was very good!

I had never heard of Baytown Wharf, but it seemed really neat. There were lots of little shops - it looked like a small community. They also had a huge Adirondack chair. Below is a picture of me and Mica in the chair...

After breakfast, we headed to the beach. It was SOOOOO nice! It was a little cloudy, so it wasn't terribly hot most of the time. The water was up, so there was a great deal of shallow water, and there were lots of waves. It was pretty much perfect. Here are some pics.

We are chillin' at the beach...

The beautiful water...

Here is a picture of Mica boogy-boarding. Go Mica!

Even though our trip was short, it was great to visit with Mica (we had 20+ hours in the car!), and enjoy Destin. I'll leave you with one of my favorite pictures from the trip...


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