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Scenes From Our Weekend

Jul 6, 2015

I am writing today’s post as I sit out on the deck and watch the ocean- pure bliss I tell you!  Friday we packed up and headed to Figure Eight.  We are here for a week on vacation with my family.

After a 4 hour drive (including a fender bender- someone backed into my car in the parking lot at Wendy’s) we were happy to arrive.  Last year we stayed on the sound side and this year we are ocean front which is so nice.  The view from our deck!

Frances was beyond excited.

She is all like AH YES, let vacation begin.

Frances Moon’s top

My outfit for the drive and first night.

T-Bags Blouse also in blue | Shorts | Gigi Tote (on sale)

We were lucky enough to see a rainbow our first night!  It was so beautiful.

Cousin Finley makes everyone happy.

The next day was 4th of July, the kids woke up super excited.

I stopped by the Dollar Store before our trip and loaded up on 4th of July accessories.

We watched a parade and then hit up a really fun party at the Figure Eight Yacht Club.

Then we hit up the beach!

Friday night we cooked out hamburgers and hot dogs. 

Wearing: Soft Joie Dress | Necklaces from Empire State Finery


Obligatory 4th of July Family photo.

Fun with sparklers.

Sunday morning I went for the most beautiful run.  It is always nice to have a change of scenery.

Then we hit up the beach again.

If you need a beach tote you have to check out Barbara Cobb’s site.  This bag fits everything I need and it has pockets for your phone and sunscreen etc.  You design your own and can choose what fabrics you want and the monogram style.

Cover-up | Sunglasses | Tote | Flip-flops

The three amigos.

My sister had the genius idea to bring an inflatable pool.  That way we didn’t have to worry about the kids going too deep in the ocean plus it kept them occupied.  They loved it and so did the adults!

Wearing their Barbara Cobb hatsšŸ™‚

Happy Hour Sunday. Of course Matt packed his “tuxedo”.  He wanted to dress up for my Dad’s birthday.

This dress + necklace have been on constant rotation.

Cousin Maxton arrived and my mom bought the kids the cutest matching tees.

Picture overload!  We are off to the beach again this morning.  Have a great Monday!

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  1. Sharon says:

    Love the Joie dress!!!

  2. Leslie says:

    What a wonderful weekend! For some reason the picture of Frances Moon holding the watermelon slice cracks me up; it's almost as big as her! Also, Matt's tuxedo shirt is hilarious. How sweet of him to "dress up" for your Dad's birthday!

  3. eelaroo says:

    Can you share the source on your nephew's "Local" t-shirt?

  4. Heather says:

    you look gorgeous – glad it was a fun trip!

  5. Looks like you all had a fabulous time. Your kiddos are so cute! Love you in that black Joie dress. Hot mama!

  6. Cville to DC says:

    Looks like so much fun!!


  7. Love beach pictures !! Looks like a great time.

  8. Jen Watts says:

    Ahhh!! Looks like you are having an amazing time. You look so pretty- as always. Adore your family so much!

  9. Love the cute monogrammed hat!

  10. Try to stop by Island Passage if you can! It's a must stop whenever I'm visiting F8I, the one at Lumina Station is the best!