Back from the Beach

Jun 23, 2014

I'm back from a week at the beach in Destin, Florida with the family. I love this place! This is the view from the balcony of the condo we rented.

Photo: Awesome! Home for the week :)

The boys tried boogie boarding this year and they absolutely loved it.

I can't believe how big they are getting! My soon to be 12 year old son is almost as tall as I am.


Don't the kids look thrilled to be taking a family photo?!

We visited nearby Rosemary Beach and I fell in love with this place! The buildings and cobblestone streets make you feel like you're in Europe instead of Florida.

Isn't it adorable?! I love how everyone rides their bikes to the local shops and beach. I almost rented a place here, but decided against it since there wasn't an ocean view. I'm thinking we will rent a place here next time we visit, hopefully sooner rather than later!

I was so excited to see Alys Beach, but it fell a little flat for me. It photographs beautifully, but looks sparse in comparison to Rosemary Beach. Maybe it's because it's still under construction? The homes are undeniably beautiful though.

This month has been such a whirlwind! The boys got out of school just two weeks ago and because I had to work I had such little time to prepare for this trip. We're finally ready to settle into summer at home now. I'm a little nervous because I gave up my part-time job recently. I will still work a few weekends this summer to help out, but I won't be getting regular breaks during the week from the boys. I am scouring the internet for things to do so we don't drive each other crazy. Wish me luck!


  1. What a gorgeous place and I love how pretty the water looks! It will be nice to have the summer to focus on the boys but like you said, find things to keep them busy. That pool will definitely help. 😃😊😠 haha, don't know how I hit those emoticons but now I can't get rid of them.

  2. Beautiful!! You're lucky you get to travel - it's a blessing for the kids for sure!