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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vaca in Pictures(and a few words)

This past week(the week leading up to 4th of July) we went on vacation to Galveston for the week. We had an excellent time! I'm really too busy and tired to blog about the whole thing, so I'm going to just post some of our pictures from the week so you can see what we did.

Day 1:My sister's house
This consisted of us driving to Houston and spending the night with my sister and her family. On the way we stopped at San Jacinto Mall. The kids and Josh rode the carousel and played around a bit.
That night we went to church at my sister's church, Houston's First Baptist Church. I LOVE her church(it also happens to be Beth Moore's church!!)
Day 2
Houston Zoo
Ray and my nephew, Jacob looking at the fish.
The aquarium part is Raylen's favorite
My nephews, (Nathan and Jacob) with Luke and Ray
(yes Ray is pickin her nose).
We kids had a great time at the zoo, it was just hot. Like REAAALLY hot. That afternoon when we left the zoo we drove to our resort in Galveston.

Day 3 :BEACH!!
Our resort was right ON the beach. It was down at the south end of Galveston after the seawall ends. Very nice and secluded. All we had to do was walk right down to the beach from our room.
Here's a pic of the kiddos in the elevator, heading down to the beach.

Ray and Daddy building a sand castle.

We caught 68 hermit crabs that day. I just had to take a picture because I thought I would never catch that many again.
That's what 68 hermit crabs of various sizes looks like.

After an awesome day at the beach we went to Rainforest Cafe that evening.
Luke just loves the Rainforest ride!

This was Ray's first time to ride the ride(besides in utero).
She wasn't sure what to think, but she never cried.
This picture is of her staring at the giant anoconda above us.

Day 4: Shilitterbaun

This is Luke doing the boogie boarding ride. He did great! I was so proud!

Day 5: Beach and pool
Ray with a crab

Me and Ray

You know how I said I took a picture of all those crabs because I thought I'd never find that many again? Well, we found 150 this day. Yup. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY hermit crabs.
Here's the tiniest one.

And here is one of the bigger ones. Cute little things, eh?

The kids and Josh in the pool

Luke with a giant cookie from McAllistar's

That evening we played putt-putt at the local putt-putt place.
This is Ray hugging the fake chicken on the chicken coop hole.
Eating popsicles on the way down to the pool and to walk on the beach at night

Our resort at night(view from the beach)


Ray and Daddy

This kiddos on the last day when we were about to head home

We had a great time and would most definately go back. We got and EXCELLENT deal on our resort($80 a night, instead of the usual $182 dollars a night. The resort made a mistake online, but chose to honor the price we booked it at.). We were so blessed!
I'm going to try to post again soon updating you all on what has been going on around here, if I could just get a spare minute!


Jessilynn said...

Looks like so much fun!! Glad you guys had a great time!

Michael Paine said...

Hey thanks for finally posting again. I feel like a stocker to your blog just waiting everyday to hear from I enjoy reading your posts very much! I am glad you guys had fun at the beach. so when someone asks you if you have crabs what are you gonna say??? LOL :D

Amanda Hoyt said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time!
Great pics!
Hugs and prayers,

Sara said...

Looks like a great vacation! Love all those hermit crabs. Geez, you found a lot!

Thanks for sharing some pics!

Reese-E said...

Love the pictures, Jessica!! Looks like so much FUN! :)