Monday, July 14, 2008

Galveston

Do we really live by the beach? Galveston is just an hour away. I feel like a lucky girl! I grew up swimming in lakes, any beach will impress me!
Boogie boards were a BIG hit!
Auntie Anna and Zach
No fear...
just good times!

Lily "played" with the birds forever. Basically, they chased her around waiting for her to drop her Cheetos (just look at her orange hands). She thought they were best friends. Hoovering over her head for that length of time, it was amazing that she didn't get pooped on. Our towels are another story!
SISTERS! One tan. One, ummm, not so (ever) tan.
BTW...BOTH of my sisters are drop-dead-gorgeous with lovely dark hair and TAN!
I have to tell a nice story. I try to avoid "mommy car". You know, the toys and trash and crumbs in the seats. But guess what, it happens. A few weeks back Anna surprised me by taking my car to have it detailed. A--A--mazing! It's one of those things you don't realize will actually CHANGE your life...you also don't realize how bad the situation really was until your car is SPOTLESS! Isn't she thoughtful? I know that I am STILL gushing every time I get in and smell that pretty clean scent instead of stale milk!
Collecting seashells with dad.
I'm ready to go back!

15 comments:

the boyd family said...

that looks SO fun! i love the one of zac and lily on the boogie boards, wow! how'd you get them to do that?!!? that looks like such a fun day! :)

Stacy F said...

Oh how fun, I'm jealous! I can't believe your sisters have dark hair, I just pictured they all looked just like you :)

Sarah Ricker said...

Oh, I miss the ocean! I'm glad y'all had a good time in Gavleston. I love the picture of the kids looking at each other on the boogie boards.

~The Stevens Family~ said...

What a fun day at the beach! Lily is so cute in her little swimsuit and orange hands! I always, always used to be tanner than my sister, but when she came to visit recently, she was way tanner than me, GRRR!

Frau Bailey said...

You just talked me into coming to see you! That looks like a ton of fun and perfect for the climate of Houston. How is the water temperature?
I will have to plan a trip soon!

Lisa said...

Wow, your kids really do have no fear! Good for them. When I was 9 or 10 my family took a trip to Texas and Galveston was one of the places we visited. I will always remember it because my sister and I were sitting in the water just where it came up to shore and I felt something wierd. I scooped up the sand under my behind and there was a fish flopping in my hand! Yes, Galveston is forever burned in my mind. Glad you had fun!

Matt, Rachel, and Madden said...

Looks like fun. I'm so jealous that you live near a beach! I love the ocean!

dixonfamily said...

What fun!! We'll have to come down and go to the beach with you guys! I love your swim suit cover!
Tan or not, you girls are beautiful!

kat and jason said...

oh my gosh that looks like so much fun. hey i'm pretty happy with just a puddle. a little beach would be awesome. lily looks like so much fun. i love the birds and the orange hands. i just want to go like em.

Tiff and Dave said...

Looks like a great time with lots of fun pics! You and your sister are definitely polar opposite when it comes to coloring (but both beautiful of course)...funny how that happens in families! You look great and so fun that Anna could come and visit!

Missy said...

So fun Tara! That is great...it is always fun to find a new summer activity and this one looks like one of the best.

I love the story of Lily and the birds...

Maria said...

What a fun day! You just made me so excited to live right by the beach soon. Zach and Lily are so cute together, I love it! And I think you just talked me into getting my car detailed, it is such a "mommy car" right now!!!

Kyle & Jill Revell said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! Let's plan a trip and go down together.

Go-Church's.blogspot.com said...

Looks like fun!!! I've actually been to Galveston too. You are so lucky to have Anna there, that was sooo sweet of her! You always take the coolest pictures-I love the one with the birds!

Court & Britt Jones said...

How fun to get to go to the beach!! What a fun way to spend some time as a family. I would never guess you and your sister to be related, but you are both beautiful!!