Ever since we returned from Florida a month ago, I’ve been longing to go back.
My cousins Kelly and Andrew live right on the beach in a gated community in downtown Destin, and the rest of us are green with envy.
This is their “yard”—can you even imagine? I highly recommend having family who lives in a prime vacation spot!
If my dream world, I would live on the beach, too. I guess that’s a goal to shoot for for retirement, eh? (Yeah right, as if I’d ever be happy not working!)
During the days, we had our fun watching the girls run through the waves and throwing sand on Uncle Andrew.
The GoPro is such a fun toy to take on a family beach vacation—it’s durable, waterproof and childproof!
Mom had wanted the cliche family photo of everyone in white shirts and khakis; John H. had other ideas.
I’m so glad he talked all the cousins in to purchasing tacky neon tanks from a local tourist shop. Neon tanks are the new khakis-and-white-button-downs.
And naturally, a proper photo shoot on the final night with the cutest girls on the planet was a must.
(I shot, while my sister entertained, apparently. I only just found this photo in my files, and her ballet moves made me laugh.)
I could take pictures of Margaret and McKayla all day long and not get bored. Can you tell I’m sort of obsessed with these two? I’m holding out for the day when Gap Kids discovers them as models, and I can say I knew them when.
But they didn’t get this way by accident; I’m constantly blown away by what wonderful, kind and nurturing parents my cousin Rebecca and her husband John R. are to them.
And we’re already fixing McK up with a charming suitor of her own. Who says love connections can’t be made at four years old?!
I’m spending Labor Day weekend with Rebecca, Marg and McK, and I couldn’t be more excited! Expect countless (more) photo shoots to ensue.