Monday, July 7, 2014

a beach weekend in pictures!

Hey y'all!

 I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday weekend.

Well, we made it through the storm and had a fantastic weekend in Corolla, North Carolina with the family. The weather was great, besides the hurricane, and the company was even better! 

{fun in the sun}

Considering we were in the middle of a category two hurricane, we actually had amazing weather at the beach. We sat out on the beach until 5 or so on Thursday and then were back out there by noon on Friday. Saturday was perfect for sunbathing, reading and napping on the beach. What else could a girl ask for? 

I just love this picture of Sophie flying her kite!
The boys had a great time keeping busy with a friendly game of bocce ball...
which was great for me because I needed a nap!
Why are tomato sandwiches always better while eaten on the beach?

 {braving the storm}

Arthur came and went Thursday night through very early Friday morning. We kept busy with plenty of puzzles, food, drinks and fun!
Can you believe that we put together 4 puzzles over the long weekend?
"Seriously, how are we missing one piece?" Don't worry, we found it the next morning. 
It would not be a vacation without a little Phase 10!
Reid whipped up a great boil for the family to enjoy on our night in. 
He also made a huge batch of Ashley's rum punch, which kept him occupied for most of the night! 

Hah! This was our hurricane survival kit....
As you can see, we were super prepared for the storm!

{the morning after Arthur}

The house awoke very early after a long night. Most of us got terrible sleep due to Arthur's wind and rain beating down on our beach house, but all was safe and we were mighty thankful for that. After breakfast and some more puzzles, Reid and I took to the beach to see what Arthur was up to all night. 

Red flags were definitely up all day due to the rip currents. 

Can you believe all the people that were on the beach already? It was only 10am!
Friday turned into a beautiful day on the beach. The wind and the sea were a bit feisty but we made the most of this glorious weather!

{Happy 4th!}

Reid and I wish you all a very happy summer. Filled with fun, sun and much love! We feel so lucky to have such amazing family and friends that surround us and grace us with their love and patience every day. I always come back from family vacations feeling incredibly loved and lucky to have the husband, family and friends that I do. 

A special thanks to Biana and Meghan for hosting their Weekending link up! 


Till Wednesday loves!



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  1. Looks like a great weekend!! Glad y'all had some good weather! Bocce ball on the beach is so much fun!

  2. Such beautiful photos and I'm so happy that the storm didn't make the weekend a total wash for you!! Thanks so much for linking up and love your beach hat!!

  3. yah im glad you made it out to the beach despite the storm!! that hurricane started as a tropical depression when i was in the Bahamas = not cool! we spent some time playing phase ten on the first two days of our vacation which i actually loved! xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a Capri Blue Candle Giveaway! cornflake dreams 

  4. You are so adorable! I loved all of your photos, and I hope your trip was as amazing as it seems :)

    PS - Aren't puzzles the best?!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  5. What a fun trip and we love bocce ball on the beach too!! Such a fun game to entertain the people that don't love to sun bathe all day long :) Stopped by from the weekending linkup!

  6. Love, love, love! The beach pictures are beautiful, before AND after the hurricane. Glad you all had fun and were safe!

  7. This looks like so much fun, hurricane and all. Puzzles and the beach go so well together. So does rum punch :)

  8. Looks like the perfect vacay! I love doing puzzles at the beach...and drinking yummy drinks! Low country boils are my fave too!

  9. Love that sweet picture of Sophie flying her kite! And that is a gorgeous picture of you and Reid! I love Corolla... it's been forever since I've been. We usually go to Ocracoke these days. Thanks for linking up sweet girl! xo


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