Saturday, September 29, 2012

First Family Vacation

We spent our first vacation as a family of four at the BEACH!  We had such a wonderful time.  Mark and I decided on the twins' birthday that we really wanted to go on a vacation.  After the year we've all had, we wanted to make sure that our parents were with us to celebrate.  We decided to go in September because for one, the rates are SO much cheaper, and two, we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.  Destin is like a ghost town this time of year.  Our only stipulation for a place to stay when we began planning was that we HAD to have a pool.  Well, to our surprise, the babies LOVED the beach.  We didn't go to the pool once.  Go figure.  

During the week, Mark and I said several times, "Think about where we were this time last year!"  God is so good!  He has brought us so far and we are so grateful!  Now that we're home, however,  it took exactly 4 days for Harper to get sick.  Last night was one of the scariest times we've had since bringing her home from the hospital.  Her fever was so high.  She is finally fever free, but guess what, Henry now has fever!  Thus, the life of twin siblings.  We are praying that this passes quickly for them both.  I thank God for our pediatrician.  She always "talks me off the ledge" because I just lose all rational thought and reasoning when either one of them get sick.  So, this weekend, we're having a lot of snuggle time.  I absolutely hate for our babies to be sick, but I sure don't mind them wanting me to hold and rock them.  I'm happy to oblige. 

 The crew minus Grandaddy

 We built a LOT of sand castles.  They LOVED the sand.

 It's getting harder and harder to take a family picture.

 Dinner out.  I'm pretty sure we have a lifetime ban at Louisiana Lagniappe!

 Harper and her sassy self

 Fascinated with sand

 Harper LOVED jumping the waves!

 Sweet baby

 Henry loves to give kisses.  I think this picture is precious!

 Judgi and 2 little monkeys

 We had a ball riding the train around.

We are ready to go back!!  

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