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Beach Weekend Recap!

beach bunny #1
beach bunny #2

Now that it’s Thursday… I better “recap” our beach weekend before I forget. We have another big event tonight…. Miss PattyCake; she’s in town and hosting a “Pajama Party” the girls (& I must admit, Justin and I) are totally pumped about it. If you don’t know PattyCake… and have a child between 18 mos and 5 I highly recommend you check her out! She’s great for kids and always shares the Gospel with them! I’ll be sure to snap some photos and blog about our evening.

Back to our weekend. It was fantastic and I’m already looking forward to next year. We had PERFECT weather and it was a wonderful group. We ended up not going down until Saturday morning (which made things easier on me) and the fact that Erika (& Chance) took the girls Saturday night was also a tremendous help. Justin helped lead worship on Saturday night and Sunday morning and the fact that I could just sit in my chair and enjoy & participate peacefully was such a ROYAL treat. I’m sure it would have been great if the girls were there too but it was nice not to have to be chasing them around. Erika spent several hours with us on Saturday and then rejoined us (w/the girls) Sunday afternoon. The Laguna Beach Retreat center was so MUCH better than I expected. We were “gulfside” with an incredible view and heated pool! I’ll include a few pictures for those who may not believe me! 🙂

Anyway, it was a wonderful weekend of fun, sun, and fellowship. I love to see all the precious children playing together and the girls both did great. Paiger thinks she’s a big girl and only uses a “swimmy ring” in the water. Both are fearless of the water which makes me all the more thankful for that new fence! All in all, it was an absolutely DELIGHTFUL weekend!

the “view” from our balcony! it was beautiful!

“MommaSissy” (& us)

the “fam” (little did I know my hat was on backwards with the tag on my forehead… I’ll blame it on the pregnancy!)

there’s very little sweeter than “Raiger” kisses… she doesn’t give them… but she receives so well!

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  • Hannah Fields
    April 24, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Oh my goodness! Miss Patty cake!!! Grace would be so jealous if she understood what “seeing live” meant. Have so much fun! I would love to see pictures.

  • Tara McClendon
    April 24, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    D you’ll have to give me the scoop on how your girls like Miss Patty Cake! She came to our church back in December for our Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration and was larger than life! Hope y’all have a grand time!

  • Finley's Mom
    April 24, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    I have always been able to tell you and Erika apart, but with sunglasses on it is a little bit tougher. So glad you all had a nice weekend.

  • Lindsey
    April 24, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Your girls are so precious! Jeremy and I think it’s so cute and funny that they call your sister “mommasissy”.
    My SIL is taking her two children to see Miss Patty Cake. They are pretty pumped up about it.

  • Kellie Patton
    April 24, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I’m glad your beach trip was fun! Oh how I miss being only 1 1/2 hours from the beach!!! I hope your pregnancy is going well! I love reading your blog! We love Miss Patty Cake – I am definitely jealous!

  • Tara and Felix
    April 24, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Looks like a fabulous weekend! I’m thinking I need to get a little bit of that sand between my toes very soon! Y’all are so cute!

  • erika
    April 24, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    thanks for posting that gorgeous picture of me and for not disabling the ‘pop-up’. i’ll get you back!
    i miss my girls!

  • Anonymous
    April 24, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Hey! Glad you had a good time in PCB – it’s not so bad afterall, huh? 🙂

    Wes’s mom told me she saw you today. she said you have the tiniest belly and precious blonde girls! -Allyson

  • Jessica Billings
    April 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    i’m jealous of your view from your room – i think i must have stayed in a whole different part of the “beach retreat”! I love Morgan’s swimsuit…so cute.

  • Jessica Billings
    April 24, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    hmm… I hadn’t heard of miss patty cake, but I just looked at her website and she’s coming to Thomasville, GA Saturday morning…might have to make a trip up there to check her out!

  • Dena
    April 25, 2008 at 8:37 am

    What FUN! I am soo excited it’s beach weather – i think we are going out on the boat this weekend! Can you say T-A-N ? Well – you are always tan but the rest of the pales need some sun!

  • Tegan
    April 25, 2008 at 10:26 am

    those are two of the cutest beach bunnies i’ve seen. glad you all had a great trip. you look fabulous and are you pregnant..i can’t tell!!!!!!!?

  • Tegan
    April 25, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I’m laughing so hard right now…I just watched the video you told Abby to watch. You are so funny. I know Abby must feel so much better now…

  • Kendra White
    April 25, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Darby… I am a little scared of Miss Patty Cake. It is for sure the lipstick. However… John Hunters loves him some 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Jesus made a way to heaven. Hoep yu all had a great time!

  • Julie Wolfe
    April 25, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Miss Patty Cake is coming here soon too – unless I missed it. I didn’t know anything about who she is, so I kind of dismissed it! Darb – I’ve got a pregnancy question – are you using maternity suits this year or non-maternity? I didn’t wear one at all the first time! (too self-conscious).

  • LeslieW.
    April 25, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    That looks incredible! I am soooooo jealous. Abby asks to go to the beach almost daily, I guess it’s about that time!

    April 28, 2008 at 9:29 am

    So glad y’all ended up having fun, Darby. 🙂 You and Erika are so cute! 🙂
    Love looking at twins!

  • simply seleta
    April 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Beach days with beach bunnies are the best. Too sweet! One thing’s for sure, it’s evident you have such happy children. What a gift!

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