26 In Life

I love a surrrrrprise!

The girls were thrilled about our little secret…

and the little man was too!

And well… who wouldn’t be!?


We are happy & honored to be guests at the happiest, kid-friendly house on the beach…


and it’s pet friendly too…



It has this great effect on children too…

… they’re ready for bed by sunset.

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  • Brooke
    October 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Ooooh!! Beautiful! I can’t wait to see all the rest of your beach pictures!! I bet you will take plenty! I’m so jealous..wish I was there now!! Ya’ll have fun! 🙂

  • Brittan
    October 15, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Where are ya’ll? How did you find this cute house?

  • angela
    October 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    What a cute place! This is such a great time to go to the coast. Envious much.

  • katy
    October 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    The last picture with the pouty faces is too cute! I love how the beach wears everyone out so that we all get good rest.

  • Kathy
    October 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Your are so lucky! I might even be a bit jealous:) I love the pouty faces, too. That’s life!

  • Ashley
    October 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Is that the KING in the background of the craft table???? Love it…
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you very much!

  • Melissa Wagner
    October 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Are you at Erika’s??? Where’s baby Sloane in all of the photos?? I sent you and your mom an e-mail, but I must have the wrong e-mail for you. The Junior League of Evansville Rummage Sale is next weekend!! I know you are super busy and it’s a long, long drive., but you guys said to tell you when it is. October 23, 5 to 8 p.m. and October 24 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Maybe your mom can come. I’m working it Friday night … credit card line!! I’ll be on the lookout for one of those ovens! Have fun at the beach. It’s freezing cold here … like 52 degrees!!! brrrrrrr. Connie may not want to come back!!!

  • CC
    October 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    OOOOOooooooooo! This does look like F-U-N!!! Tell us more, tell us more! 😉

  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    October 15, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Love the pics, as usual.
    Lucky you! We were there last week and had a wonderful time. I think we all need a little beach time in the fall! Glad you’re having a good trip!

  • Amanda Thrasher
    October 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    LOVE IT! KEep the pix coming.

  • Amanda Thrasher
    October 15, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Yall are tooooo cute. Keep all the pix coming.

  • alison g. (brazil)
    October 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Post-Labor Day beach getaways are THE BEST!

  • elizabeth
    October 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Lucky you! First, a trip to Chicago and now the beach! Enjoy the warm weather. It’s supposed to be in the low 40’s here in Kentucky tonight!

  • julia
    October 15, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    love the mug shots!

  • Ashley
    October 15, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    AWE! So much fun!! Wish I were at the beach!

  • Ashley
    October 15, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Sweet house, sweeter family. Looks like you had a great time! 🙂

  • Kellie
    October 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    We are at the beach right now too – and it is AMAZING – feels like summertime!

  • Meredith
    October 15, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    All kinds of awesome!!! Glad the kiddos had a good time! LOVE the house!

  • Megan
    October 16, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I Love Your Blog!! So Sweet!! Im wondering what your favorite camera setting is? I have the same camera. .:o) Your Picts Are So Crisp & Clear!!

  • Jules
    October 16, 2009 at 11:00 am

    The pouty face pictures are priceless! They remind me of pumpkin patch pictures I took last Sunday. My boys looked like I was making them sit on hot pokers.

  • Miranda
    October 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I am SO in love with your blog. Your blog made the list of happy places I’ve hung around during my “Mono Vacation”. Thanks! You should seriously be concerned, I’m that crazy of a stalker! 🙂 JK!!

  • Shauna Thomas
    October 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Saw the Gulf Cast on the news last night (weather segment) and thought of you. I hope the weather is being kind to you. Be safe and have fun!!
    PS~ The “surprise!” face is priceless.

  • Sarah
    October 17, 2009 at 1:21 am

    What a fun time for all and so relaxing. Kid friendly anything is always great for us and them.

  • eringianni
    October 17, 2009 at 9:19 am

    oh so fun! i bet the girlies are so happy… not to mention the rover. isn’t it fabulous how this funny little blog world can change the course of your life, in big and small ways?! hope you have a blast and can’t wait to see all your new pics from the trip once you’re back. speaking of which i totally need to annoy you for camera tips… as you know the whole blurry iphone thing must come to an end! since we’ll be in the states i’m going to take the opportunity to purchase a proper camera and pick up my posts again:-)

  • natalie @ our old southern house
    October 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

    oh, goodness–what a fabulous place!! i would LOVE to stay there!!

  • Marielle
    October 17, 2009 at 10:38 pm


    What camera do you use/any special lenses? I’m in the market for a new digital, and your photos are always so clear and life-like.