Last week we took a beach vacation with my husband’s family to Destin, Florida. We’ve gone with my family for years, but in the ten years that I have been with Jacob we haven’t taken a real (read: more than a long weekend) vacation with his family. We rented a house with a pool so we split our swim time between the beach and the backyard pool. My nephew, who is almost two and a half absolutely LOVED the water and would have swam all day if we let him.
We took it easy and cooked most of our dinners at the house, although we did get dolled up for a few nice meals. Some of Jacob’s cousins and aunts came down mid-week from Alabama and Georgia so we had a mini family reunion poolside. Highlights of the week included reading by the ocean, an ice cream cone from Bruster’s, deep sea fishing, seeing the super moon over the water on our first night, root beer from McGuire’s Irish Pub, crab dip from Dewey Destin’s and seeing the sunrise over the harbor.