Mississippi (Part 2) #frozenbeachtrip

WARNING: Image heavy post! May cause beach cravings! lol


My beverage of choice for the trip! Seriously, they sell this 3-pack at Sam’s Club and it tastes like summer! Yum! πŸ™‚


I had so much fun reconnecting with an old friend, getting to know a new friend, and hanging with my family.


Getting ready to sing “Let it Go” πŸ˜€ Though the theme song for our trip turned out to be “Tonight You Belong With Me”

Also, if you haven’t seen this videoΒ yet, do so now! Ahh, The cuteness!!


#butfirstletmetakeaselfie πŸ˜›



Passing the USS Mobile


The gorgeous view from our condo (and one of three pools!) I LOVED hanging out on the balcony-it was the perfect place to have quiet time. The sound of the waves at night was so relaxing!


A panoramic view from our balcony…


Mermaid Elizabeth!

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The water was perfect! We spent hours in it searching for shells!

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My sweet Mother and Grandmother at Lambert’s Cafe. The food and service was great! We had so much fun catching the rolls!

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Enjoying some girl time and Bible study on the balcony.

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Our shell collection! We spent most of the day either searching for shells or tanning/napping on the beach listening to our Beach Boys Pandora station.

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Our Shell Loot!

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The Hangout! This was my favorite place that we went to! I really enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and live music (even though the group playing was terrible imo). πŸ˜‰

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Hanging loose at the Hangout!


The “Wish Wall” at the Hangout. Of course I put a wish in the wall – any guesses as to what it said? πŸ˜‰



We ended the trip at the outlet mall. (Though we really spent most of the time visiting at Starbucks πŸ™‚ ) It was such a wonderful relaxing trip! I so enjoyed getting to be with friends and family!


Mississippi (Part 1): Family, Graduation, and Sno Cones

I recently took a wonderful two week vacation to go back home for my sister Hannah’s graduation! I’m so proud of her! She graduated top of her class and was also voted most beautiful, most funny, most likely to succeed, Β most athletic, and most handsome…wait. what? Oh yeah, she was homeschooled! πŸ˜‰

Moving on from my lame attempt at a joke, I really am proud of her! She was a very diligent student and got a full scholarship to a local college where she will be pursuing an arts degree in the fall.

A huge event like a graduation is a great time to visit since I get to see a lot of people at one time! I was able to visit with friends and family I hadn’t seen since my wedding! I even bumped into a kid i used to babysit who is now TALLER than me! (Granted, that’s not hard to do, I’m only taller than my youngest sibling now…Its sad πŸ˜‰ )

Without further ado, PICTURES!


The planes into and out of Mississippi are sooo tiny!


My/Mom’s mini dachshund, Dolly!


I love these next few pictures of E. πŸ˜€ I asked her to sing “First Time in Forever” while I took pictures…

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Dolly cracks me up! She has created little beds/burrows all throughout the house.


She seems to have forgiven me for leaving


The balloon arch! These things are waaay harder to put together than one might think based on the instructions


Dad’s birthday cake


We were going to put all 51 30 candles on Dad’s cake, but ‘someone’ got tired halfway through…


Nessa, Jo, Hannah, Me, and LA – Love these girls!

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LA, Hannah, Nessa, and I getting the best Sno Cones in the WORLD! Seriously, I have yet to find a better place ANYWHERE!


The Sno Cone Gang


So yummy!

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What do you mean this is the end of part one?!?

Beach post coming soon! πŸ˜‰