7.09.2011

Summer Breezes and Celebrations.

{LISTEN: Summer Breeze by Jason Mraz}

{We woke} up early to watch the dolphins jump and play in the Gulf. {We swam} in the warm, blue-green ocean until we spotted a (cue the Jaws theme music) a baby shark, which prompted us to take a little break under the shade of the umbrella. {We watched} as dark storm clouds rolled in over the water, delivering ominous claps of thunder, but not a drop of rain. {We ate} a delicious anniversary dinner of blackened grouper at the same place we celebrated our very first anniversary. {We enjoyed} the breeze through our hair as we viewed the yachts sail through the bay. {We walked} down to the beach for a moonlight stroll. {We cringed} as Hudson threw his beloved "bird" (see pictures) between the slats of our 15th floor balcony. {We snuggled} in and watched Captain Ron (it's our anniversary tradition) while listening to the sounds of soothing waves outside.

These are all of the things {we did} that made our sixth anniversary MORE than perfect. 

44 comments:

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys are just the cutest!! Love the pic of your two boys brushing their teeth together. Looks like you had a blast

Whitney said...

Wow. Pure day of perfection. Picture of your two manly men brushing their teeth is my all time favorite =) How far away is the Gulf from where you live? It looks amazing (minus the sharky)!

Katie said...

I'm cracking up at that pictures of Hudson and his dad brushing their teeth. Hahah he doesn't seem too sure if he likes it!


This looks like a perfect relaxing vacation. Ahh So glad you had fun!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

awwww I love his sweet surf bathing suit!!! sounds like you had an amazing time!! Did hudson get his birdy back??

A Lost Feather said...

Ah what an awesome time! So relaxing and pretty :)

Meredith said...

AW.
I love the picture of Hudson brushing his teeth :) so cute! And the one at the end of his crazy hair/expression. even cuter!

Happy Anniversary Beautiful Lady!

Laura Elizabeth said...

I also want to know if Hudson got his bird back?? I hope the photos of him and his birdy are showing a happy reunion.

The weather looks gorgeous and you got to see dolphins! Awesome!! We'll just ignore the shark you saw...

misc.alaina said...

What a wonderful getaway! Happy Anniversary!!

Trina Curran said...

Gosh, he's getting so big! :) I love the shark pic...so funny!

Meri said...

That's so neat that you returned to the same restaurant to celebrate again. The beach is gorgeous, looks like a wonderful anniversary- Cheers!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate your anniversary. And your son is so cute and looks like he really had fun!

Gentri said...

OH my goodness! This looks so fun! And Shark?! Seriously?!?! I would freak out...

Michelle's Style File said...

Sounds like a wonderful getaway- great pics!

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Michelle
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Janette said...

Um... Are you sure those were dolphins??? They look like black speckles! Hehe! What a greatttt vacation you had... And congrats again on 6 years! WOO HOOO! I'm going on 3 in a couple of weeks! Yipee!


Janette the Jongleur

Alaythea said...

Happy anniversary! We'll be celebrating our 6th in August. I love Gulf Shores....this was my hubby's first time there this year and I'm so glad he got to experience it too!

Kym said...

What LOVELY photo! EEk, a baby shark!?!? I don't think I'd be going back in that water any time soon. You have a beautiful family & happy anniversary to you as well! - God bless all of you xo

LV said...

I am truly inspired! Your family is just precious. Happy Anniversary!

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JRuud said...

Such amazing pictures omg!! I couldn't see the shark in that one!! You are so pretty and I want to go to the ocean ASAP.

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Virginie's Cinema said...

Looks AMAZING!

Enjoy every minute you guys :)

Virginie ♥

Lindsey said...

AHHHH I love gulf shores/orange beach! :) that is where we go as a family, and have gone since before I was before! it is just beautiful! and yes, i am very excited about moving out, i can't wait... the looking is just the hardest part. But it will all be worth it in the end!! Happy Sunday!

Dale said...

Wow, looks like you had an amazing time and that floral dress is perfect on you, such a lovely tropical vacay look. :) I love your little captions on the water pics too and the one of them brushing their teeth. Have fun!

xoDale
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Chelsea said...

That hat you've got on is AWESOMELY adorable!

Cara-Mia said...

What a great way to spend your anniversary. You look absolutely GORGEOUS on the beach. Cannot believe you saw a shark, though! That would scare me from going back in for good!!

Sharde said...

looks like an amazing way to spend some time with the family! i love hudsons monogrammed shirt! and you look fabulous. long eyelashes.... i wish i had those!!

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Kathleen said...

happy anniversary!! what a perfect way (and place, minus the SHARK) to celebrate :)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Looks gorgeous! seriously a shark??? SCARY!

Val Fox said...

RIP Hudson's bird! :(
I think I'm going to steal, I mean borrow some of your stylish outfits when I go to the beach later this year! I won't do them justice though!
-Val

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Happy Anniversary! Hudson is gorgeous :-) And I love your rose-print dress!

Sandy Joe said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope "bird" didn't land in the pool. The beach photos are beyond, what a lovely time.

x The Pretty Secrets

Cindy P said...

What a wonderful anniversary! So glad you guys had a wonderful day! And I hope the rest of your trip was just as wonderful! Your pictures are beautiful!

Tucan Sam said...

Our first full day at the beach was GREAT. Oh yes we started the great day out with a nice tooth brush. Then down to the beach we go. We will make some cars and planes in the sand that will pull up to our might fine sand castle. We jumped up from the sand to see the shark swim by. Give it a few minutes and go back into the ocean to ride the waves up and down. How could we forget the indoor pool time to help cool ourselves down out of the HOT sun. Now off to Year One AKA Oyster Bar. Little Dude slept through half the dinner and then woke up happy as ever. Now we are back to the room to relax some more on the balcony only to watch a parrot fly by. Oh wait that was Hudson's toy bird that was unable to be found. This was a great start to a great anniversary vacation!

LOVE YOU!!! HAPPY # 6!!!!!!

Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) said...

Aww I'm glad yall had a happy anniversary! You look gorgeous as usual! I love the pics of you all on the beach at night (which is one of my fave times to go to the beach!) And sharks?!?! Yikes!

:)
xx

heather @ mrs. southern bride said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! Love the beach.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Beautiful pictures...except for that shark one! That, my friend, is why I keep my toes out of the water. :)

Jeannie said...

Adorable pictures of precious Hudson. I also love the one of Hudson & Will brushing, so cute.
I love your black floral dress, you look gorgeous. I'm glad you had a fun trip. You three always have fun!!

Mariel Torres said...

all your pictures are always so beautiful! that's crazy that you guys saw a shark... I probably (actually, i KNOW) wouldn't have gotten back in after that lol

Courtney B said...

Dolphins, sharks, babies, Oh my!! :)
This looks like you guys just had the best anniversary get away and I'm so glad!! There could not be a more deserving family :)
You and your hubs make such a gorgeous couple!!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Is this Gulf Shores?- I have to plan a family trip to GS soon- Great pics girl!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

jimminy sharkets lades! what a trip and the beach is causing waves of emotions over me. i so so so crave a vacay, this spot is d-vine to extremes. at least Huds is throwing the bird and not flippin' it ; )

oh man, that was my failed attempt at humor, let's just stick to these lovely photos shall we. you are as always a gorgeous and glowing beauty! Will's face in that one shot is hilarious, the man is handsome as all get out but he does do good in-between faces with killer style. perfect way to enjoy an anniversary, much love! ♥

Ashley Eliza said...

glad you guys had a lovely time. that sounds like the perfect anniversary! really is there anything better than a moonlight walk on the beach? i think not! darling outfits as usual!!!

xoxo

Shay said...

I am so thrilled you two had such a wonderful anniversary! Love the photos- Hudson always looks and seems so well behaved!

Ny. said...

A. Take me to the beach with you!!!
B. I'm teaching SUmmer School at this very moment and I just want to get up and run for the ocean.
C. I love the rose dress...love.love.love.

thedemuremuse.com said...

love the photos, especially the ones at the beach! girl, you work that floppy hat. it's so cute on you!

p.s. lovin' the new blog layout.