a winter beach trip

Remember that post late last week about us being at the beach? Well, sadly, we returned home on Sunday. I could have stayed another week. That sunshine sure was good for my soul in the middle of our cold winter! 

Ben was in a wedding in Rosemary Beach on Saturday so we just made a long trip out of it! His best friend from college got married and we had SUCH a great time. We had never been to Rosemary Beach before and it was beautiful. We got a house for 5 days and I swear I could have just moved in! Ha! 
This was the house we stayed in. We had a great green area out back & it was a quick walk to the beach. We loved it! 

We drove from Atlanta on Wednesday with my mom & the boys. It was pretty nice having a babysitter so we could get out for the FIRST TIME in 6 1/2 months. I was way too excited about that! As soon as we unpacked Grayson wanted to head to the beach. It was almost time for sunset, but he didn't care!
Grayson had a great time running around in the sand & Griffin didn't mind getting his toes all sandy, either! 
Isn't it beautiful?! 

While Ben played golf (and by played golf I mean lost many golf balls) with the boys on Thursday, my mom & I took the boys down to the beach for a couple hours. Grayson had so much fun playing with his trucks in the sand, splashing in the freezing ocean, & of course, chasing birds.

This age is just so fun. Grayson actually remembers going to the beach last summer and was SO excited about going back. I loved watching him run around! Griffin enjoyed the waves crashing...I'm pretty sure he just thought his sound machine was on. Ha! 
 Thursday night we had a bonfire on the beach with a bunch of the out of town wedding guests. It was our first night out minus the kids in WAY too long. Again, thankful my mom could make the trip with us & could watch the boys! 

Friday night was the rehearsal dinner and it was so fun being with all of Ben's Ole Miss guys again. They are a pretty fun group! 
Side note: when you ask an overserved boy to take your picture, you'll probably just get shoulders and up. Oh well! :) 

The wedding was Saturday and it was a gorgeous day. My mom and I walked to a playground with Grayson & then had lunch on the square with the boys outside. 
For a child that hates to sleep, Griffin sure is a happy baby. He loved eating lunch outside & flashed his big smile at anyone who looked at him. Love that gummy grin!

Collin and Betsy Carol's wedding was gorgeous. They got married on a green space right by the beach before sunset and had the reception under a big tent. Everything was beautiful! 
The happy couple! 
We had such a great weekend & it was nice to have some much needed adult/friend time!



{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

We LOVE Rosemary!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I'm so glad y'all had a good time. You need to go back in the summer when you can see it in it's full glory. We seriously could not get in our car all week...it's just THAT perfect and you never want to leave!!!!!!

emily said...

That house is gorgeous!!

I love your wedding attire...sooo pretty!

Glad y'all had a great week.

Beth Ann said...

Looks like such a fun time!

Jen Watts said...

Jealous!! I'm with Annie- I LOVE that whole area!!

And you look fabulous girl..the beach agrees with you!

Dawn said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! :) Glas you guys could get away and enjoy the sunshine!

Melissa said...

You look so pretty and I am so jealous of such a beautiful trip! I am dying for some warm weather:)