Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving in Destin

We spent Thanksgiving week this year in Destin with Chris's mom's family.  C, Hollyn & I left the Saturday before, and flew down to the Fort Walton airport, then rented a car.  The house was about 30 minutes away on Miramar Beach.  
This was Hollyn's 3rd trip, and was a really good flyer this time!!!!  So much better than our trip to the beach in August!!
Sleeping on our 2nd flight
Here's the house!  It was 3 stories, 8 bedrooms (7 rooms with king beds and their own bathrooms, and a bunk room), 8.5 baths.  A great house to accommodate our 24 people!

A nice big kitchen with 2 dishwashers for all our cooking and eating!

Spending quality time with her great grandma Shirley & great pa T while everyone went to get food.

We spent most of our week shopping... and eating... (napping) and spending time with family! Here's some random stuff during the week:

Mommy got a new Coach purse, and of course Hollyn found one just her size.  It was so cute, her daddy gave in and let her get one too! :)

Begging for a gum ball at the Polo store...

Life is like a box of chocolates....

Hollyn loved ALL the attention!! 

Wednesday night, John, Chris & I ate dinner at the Melting Pot!  It was our first time and we LOVED it :)


Giving Love

I reached 12 weeks on the 23rd!! Hello 2nd Trimester!!!

Eating Marble Slab ice cream one night! 

Playing golf in the media room while Uncle John worked... 

Thanksgiving Day!! After a nice nap, Hollyn & I woke up to join the family for thanksgiving lunch!  It was very yummy!!!  Hollyn only ate a couple bites of her mashed potatoes....

Hollyn and Daddy!  

Later that afternoon, we went down the street and took pictures.

Here's the entire family!  
From left: Cousin Cynthia, Uncle Kevin, Aunt Teresa, Cynthia's daughter, Emma, Cousin Kristin, her husband Joseph, Cousin Tabitha, Chris, Nora, Nick, Cousin David, Meghan, John, Hollyn & I, Cousin Aaron, Aunt Donna, Uncle David, then sitting- Grandpa T with Kristin's baby Claire, and Grandma Shiley with Cynthia's daughter, Cayla.

Happy 27th Anniversary to Nick & Nora

Hollyn wanted to try on Cayla AND Emma's bathing suits. 

Then we watched Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving that night!

My sweet baby sleeping in Mommy & Daddy's bed when we went to go to sleep!

Sadly, we didn't go to the beach the entire time we were there!!! :(  SO, Friday, we pulled the car over and stopped to take a picture! 

Friday afternoon, we watched our piggies lose to LSU......
then we celebrated Christmas!  We let the kids open presents first, then we did a gift card exchange with the adults, then a dirty santa gag gift exchange!

Of course she opened her pink sparkle Toms first, and had to wear them immediately!!

Hollyn and 2nd cousin Claire with their matching dresses on 

Aunt Meghan and Uncle John with Hollyn

4 generations
Shopping with Papa on Friday
Grumpy girl watching the Razorback game!
Flight home!
We had a great week, spending time with family (a lot of them we hadn't seen in 4 years)!  We think Hollyn had the most fun of all, getting spoiled, & eating junk food!  We hope her routine isn't too messed up now that we are home!