Our Journey to Molly


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Vaca pics!

I have way TOO many pics, but I have 2 weeks worth to show! :)  I'll try to narrow down as best I can.  The 1st week we spent a week in Baton Rouge with my parents, and then went to Gulf Shores for the 2nd week.  For the past 5 or 6 years, Jon and I have been slipping away to New Orleans for our annual date day/night, and try to relive our youth as much as possible.  We always come back feeling so much closer, but it also makes us realize that we're not 20 anymore! :)

Pat O's!

We always go to tropical isle....one of our first dates was here 18 years ago!

Brad and Angelina's house in N.O.  Jon thought I was being a stalker! Too bad they weren't in town....I may have turned into one!

self portraits in front of Jackson Square

And then onto the beach! We had such a good time, and I loved watching Molly experience all of her beach firsts.  She wasn't a fan of any of it for the first few days, but slowly warmed up once she saw how much fun the boys were having! Hurricane Debbie was threatening us the first few days! We had HUGE waves and double red flags because of the strong rip tide, so they had to just play in the sand and right along the edge of the water.  They had fun running from the waves, but were finally happy to get in the water when it calmed down a bit!
Oh and excuse all of the blurry iphone pics...Debbie's wrath got a hold of my nice camera and ruined it!...UGGH!!
excited to get out to the beach!!

finally sat down with me after crying about the sand being on her

still cautious but happy now:)

Debbie washed up awful seaweed and caused these waves to be huge! I had never seen them so big! 

Princess with a baseball

M and Pa.....her fav on the trip!!

breakfast with Luke

my little beach beauty

G man watching the boys surf while he surfs, but from the safety of the sand! :)

Lulu's!!  One of our fav  restaurants!

the boys did this rope thingy and Lulu's...

while G did the smart thing and kept his 2 feet on land with a snow cone!

kids with Aunt Julie

Tropical storm debbie made this little lagoon and a huge sand bar. The lagoon turned out to be a good area for the littles

playing games with the game queen, Nana

M and dada

looking for sand dollars.  We found tons of live ones this time!
Molly lathering G with sunscreen.  She loved doing this:))

G teaching her how to build a sand castle

We stopped off in Marksville for our family reunion on the way home.  The kids loved getting to see their cousins and Molly got to meet all of them for the 1st time.  So much fun!

splashing with the cousins

Cousin Sophie teaching G to hula hoop
And last but not least, I FINALLY got to meet Jennifer, the person whose blog I started following years ago, when she was in the process of adopting Wesleigh, and inspired us to begin our journey!  I'll always be grateful to her for her story and for journaling it on her blog.  I can't imagine our life without our little Molly!  And yes, these girls are as sweet as they are cute! :)


Paige said...

oh how I love this bloggy world. So glad you and Jenn got to meet!!! We need to have a Mom's trip!! Looks like you all had a wonderful time!!! Molly is so very cute in her swim suit:) We leave next Saturday for the beach for a few days before we go to Cincinnati for Janie's testing and bowel training. We will be gone for 2 weeks too:)

Hoots Momma said...

Great post. summer time is the best. I found you from jennifer's blog. yall have an awesome story.

jennifer said...

Love all the pics!! So glad Miss Molly decided she liked the sand and waves!! She'll be raring to go next time! So thankful God brought us together!!!

Anonymous said...

Molly is tooo cute! Love her rounded bob! Glad you had a great trip, Kathy

Leggio said...

I am so glad you got to meet Jennifer. She is precious!!!! Looks like vaca was so fun. Such a sweet family. if you are by Houston let me know. :)