I'll admit it. I have a serious case of the "Beach Blues". I am so missing Folly Beach. And no schedule. And mornings and nights with family. And boat rides and sand and sun. Seafood. Cold drinks. Coffee. Taco Boy. Waiting on Owens to hurry up in the bathroom. Okay, maybe I don't miss that one part. I heart the beach. So much. And I love even more all of the time I get to spend with my loved ones. Each year I tell myself that leaving will get easier, but each year it only gets harder. And I think I have passed that along to my baby girl. She wanted to stay almost as badly as I did.
Highlights from Beach Week 2011:
Getting to spend some time with Uncle Kyle. He could only come for one night, but MK enjoyed every single second with him.
Brushing Uncle Lewis' facial hair with Kyle's toothbrush.
ADORABLE bathing suits. Too bad after only wearing this one for about ten minutes MK had huge indentions in her side and shoulder. Apparently this 2T was a very small 2T.
Time on the beach with family, especially Kaka.
Sand, sand and more sand. I am still finding sand. Just this morning I found some in MK's ear.
Boat rides and hanging out with Aunt Ninum and Mama Jean. MK adores them and so do I.
Team Morgan Kate was represented in the Charleston Harbor. I think a different person each day wore one of these shirts. Go Team Morgan Kate!
Being able to throw my hair in a pony tail, wear no makeup and just go.
Spending good quality time with my girl. Love her.
Sunsets like this.
Spending time with two of my favorite people, my mommy and daddy. Morgan Kate also thoroughly enjoyed her time with them as well. Not only did she get to spend time with them during the day, but probably four out of the seven nights she slept with them as well.
Burying Morgan Kate in the sand.
She loved it.
Countless photo shoots. The beach makes the best back drop.
Even Uncle O wanted to get in on the photo shoots.
Spending time with my number one love.
Daily piggy back rides courtesy of Uncle Owens. MK insisted that Aunt Ninum ride as well.
Buying ridiculous sunglasses at the local Piggly Wiggly and then sporting them all week like it was our job.
This picture needs no explanation. However I will say this. This year we had two seafood nights. One on Tuesday night with just the people in our house and the second on Thursday with our entire clan which includes over thirty people.
More photo shoots.
And another. She was such a good sport.
Getting to spend quality time with "my girls". Love them. Tren might technically be my "sister in law", but in my heart she is no "in law" at all.
The boys also enjoyed their time together, minus ridiculous sunglasses from Piggly Wiggly.
Total beach babe.
I could look at these pictures all day long. Love, love, love.
Morris Island lighthouse.
Blue crabs. Oh, so yummy!
Watching this little girl enjoy every single minute of beach life. We could so be beach bums.
Enjoying the week with my entire family. Not a week I ever take for granted.
If my calculations are correct, only 362 days until next year!