Sunday, June 26, 2011

MY SUMMER VACATION







BIRTHDAY PARTY AND BEACH VACATION

June is a special time for our family, we celebrate our grandson Connor's birthday. This year he turned three years old. Since he lives at the beach we combine the birthday celebration with our beach vacation. My sister and brother-in-law meet us at the beach where we share a condo for a week. 

 I started coming here as a five year old with my mom and dad, and Jim with his parents. We naturally started bringing our son Jay here and now he lives here with his wife and son.

Here are a few, well maybe more than a few photographs (after all its my grandson) of Connor's birthday party and beautiful beach towns along the gulf coast. 

So have a cool drink and relax with me at the beach.

Please click on photographs to enlarge.






CONNOR'S BIRTHDAY PARTY






PLAYTIME AT THE BEACH





ALL READY FOR BED AFTER A LONG DAY
NIGHT NIGHT BEAU




FUN IN THE SUN
 BEACH USA




BEACH TRANSPORTATION





THE EMERALD COAST







BEACH HEATHER



TRAINS AND TOYS




BEACH ART






 SWEET TREAT TIME






BEACH HOMES









THE COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL









This is how I spent my summer vacation, I would love to hear how you spend your summers.
If you've made it all the way through to the end, Thank You. I do get a little carried away with photos of people and places I love. I'll be back for the July Fourth Celebration with more beach photos. 


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32 comments:

  1. Hello Emily:
    How wonderful to spend time in such a beautiful place surrounded by family. It is so good to return to places that one knows well and loves.The beach looks so appealig no wonder it continues to draw you there. Happy birthday to your grandson!

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  2. Hi Emily, visiting from Seasonal Sundays. Love the photos. You look like you had a wonderful time. Love the Beach Boys, too. xo,

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  3. Looks like a wonderful visit! Always great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  4. Oh, it looks like so much fun. Conner is a little cutie pie and I know he had a blast.
    We used to take beach vacations to the Texas coast but it's was a long time back. Great times.
    hugs, bj

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  5. Have a wonderful time Emily with that gorgeous grandson ......xv

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  6. Hi! I have visited your blog several times before, from parties. You said the follow my blog thingy wasn't working, I noticed it seems to appear and disappear like good weather does here. I hope you become a follower. I enjoy your blog.

    http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2011/06/4th-of-july-hutch.html

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  7. It looks like so much fun! I love beach vacations too. Great shots! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  8. Thanks for sweet comment on my blog! I'm following you right back:)
    Have a great week!

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  9. Hi Emily! Looks like a wonderful vacation spot with the added bonus of a birthday party for a very handsome young man! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and we grans have to stay connected, don't we? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. What a fun trip! Belated Happy Birthday to darling Connor! Beach heather.. didn't know that existed.. thanks so much for sharing. many blessings, marlis

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  11. Emily, that little Connor is certainly a cute one. Love those eyes!
    Glad you had a wonderful time at the beach. It looks like a great place to spend one's days. Thanks for sharing your photos. Great shots! ~ Sarah

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  12. Happy birthday to Connor! What a cutie! Looks like you had a wonderful visit! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  13. Hi Emily, of course I made it through to the end! I was clicking on all the pictures to enlarge--I love the beach and that community looks so inviting. Happy birthday to your little angel--he's adorable! I think 3rd birthdays are really fun, because it's the first time the kids really understand and interact with the guests! Is that really a pink bike? I need it! Your son and family are very lucky to live at the beach! Linda

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  14. Hi Emily...

    What a fabulous way to spend the month of June, my friend! Your little Conner is just precious! Ohhh...and he is at such a fun age! I bet he is loving his birthday beach adventure! Beautiful photos, my friend! They make me a bit homesick for Corpus Christi. I lived there for 30 yrs. before moving to Colorado. Nothing like a little fun in the sun and sand! Thanks for sharing your beach vacation with us...sure looks like fun!

    I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my pink tea today! I sooo enjoyed your visit and sweet note! Thank you, Emily!

    Warmest summery wishes,
    Chari

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  15. Fabulous vacation pictures! The birthday boy is adorable and the ocean is breath taking. Love that pink bicycle too!

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  16. Have not been to a beach in years. I really enjoyed this trip through your lens.

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  17. That looks like a perfect place to vacation. I love the beach but we rarely go there for vacation. Your photos are beautiful so I'll just "vacation" with you. :)
    Happy Summer,
    Babs

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  18. Wow! Great place for a vacation....I spent my vacation on the beach in Oregon, where it is pretty nice, too.

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  19. Great vacation! Beautiful shots. Love the birthday party...and the line of umbrellas!

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  20. A vacation at the beach is wonderful, sharing it with family...does it get any better?
    I think I saw our beach house in one of the photos. LOL
    Judith

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  21. It looks like a really wonderful place to have a vacation, and definitely the perfect spot for a little guy's birthday party!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  22. So gorgeous~ looks like soo much fun and what a great spot to vacation! :)

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  23. Fun, fun fun. Such a beautiful place.

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  24. Oh Emily,

    It is so nice to see you! THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT WITH ME, after your fabulous vacation! WOW...don't you just love, LOVE THE BEACH??? Have you ever been to the French Riviera? OMG is it ever romantic and AQUA BLUE WATERS. Or, GREECE? If you want to see some stunning beaches, please visit my post, C'est Trop Beau....there are some incredible photos of NAVAGIO beach off the coast of Greece.

    SO GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK!! Anita

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  25. That is a very nice place for a vacation, I'm heading to Idaho (again) for the "bodies exhibition" kinda creepy.
    Have a wonderful day!
    XXX Ido

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  26. Emily, I also love Rosemary Beach and the Destin area. We own a beach home not far from there and we are headed for the beach in two weeks. Connor is adorable and I bet he loves spending time with his grandmother!

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  27. Looks like a great vacation... beautiful shots!

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  28. Happy Birthday to Connor!! What a beautiful little boy he is! And the shot with Beau is absolutely precious! It should be on a card! Vanna

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  29. Gorgeous pics! My fave...the adorable little boy with the dog. Now that is just too cute.

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  30. Wish I was at the beach. Great photos. I could just imagine being there in person. Your grandson is too cute! Thanks for joining WUW.

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  31. Hi Emily! It looks like a wonderful and fun summer vacation!
    Kelly

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  32. Emily, I'm back for another beach trip. ;-)

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