Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beach Babies

No. I didn't leave you. Well, I did, but only for a little while. I've been on vacation for the last week out on Edisto Island. This was my family's 9th year spending vacation on Edisto together. I will say one thing about my family: we know how to have a good time. This year's Edisto trip was no exception. We ate good food, watched the babies play together, enjoyed the wonderful beach weather, and most of all, enjoyed each other's company.

Here is a little glimpse into our week at Edisto.

The food.
Everyone is responsible for dinner one night of the week. I didn't get a picture of all of the meals, but here is the nightly menu:
Monday: Mexican Lasagna
Tuesday: Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Bratwursts with pasta salad
Wednesday: Chicken Tettrazini with cucumber and tomato salad
Thursday: Baked Spaghetti with a green salad
Friday: Frogmore Stew (my personal favorite!)
Saturday: Boston Butt, corn & avocado salad, sauteed squash and zuccini, wine marinated strawberries, 
and peach & blackberry cobbler
Sunday: ordered pizza!

My night was the Boston Butt, and although it wasn't planned (it's a long story), it turned out pretty good! The strawberries were my favorite...the recipe came from pioneer woman.

I did get one food picture
Caught Andy sneakin' a skrimp!

Other than the food, I would have to say the highlight of the week was that we saw two baby loggerhead turtles hatch. My mom actually spotted them trying to hatch out of the sand. She is "the turtle lady" after all. I have a video, but blogger won't let me upload it.

Here are some other pictures from the week

a little blurry: Emery and me about to head out to the beach. 
Nate and Brian watching the shrimp boat go by.
Lucy loves her watermelon.
little cousins in matching PJ's. Emery, Nate, and Lucy
sharing is caring.

This is way before kids, one of the first years at Edisto.

Stay tuned for a post about the amazing product Sand Off! 


  1. What an amazing vacation - it looks wonderful! Can't wait to hear about sand off!!!

  2. It was a fun week! Love your recap!

  3. How cool to have that tradition with your family and those babies are sooo cute!