This is the house we rented! A view from the beach (our backyard!) and from the front (below)
and this was our beachCan you believe we had this beautiful beach to ourselves?!?! Okay, so on Friday other people and their dogs started showing up... but until then we had a huge empty beach for the dogs and kids to run.The weather was insanely spectacular. In January? Wha?!
It was fun to play fetch with the dogs. Opal was actually the only one who really knows the drill and willingly brings the ball back. Go figure. But then she would get distracted by sparkly sea foam, and the gig was up.
Ayla was looking pretty in pink - her and Leafus are both beach bums. They couldn't get enough!
The sun set on night 2 provided the most amazing lighting for pictures. I love this shot of beautiful Ayla
Leafy was so happy on the beach (all the dogs were!) and his eye gunk even cleared up quite a bit while on the vacation. It was fun to see him in his element on the ocean. Who knew. I think this picture below, a blur Leafy running, might be my favorite from the whole trip!
Here are a couple more dog shots for your pleasureHere's Yeder Micah and Burnside all chilling on the beach at sunset.
And below is a shot of Naomi and Micah - the wind was blowing really hard and little Micah was getting it in his face, so Naomi picked him up and ran around with him. I do believe he was afraid they were going to get wet!The kiddos having a romantic meal together on afternoon - it was very cute, they shut the sliding door on themselves and ate together happily, and then afterwards they ran and played in the sun porch for a few minutes before they opened up the door so Opal cold get in. Opal was really bad about eating the kids food, she seemed to think it was hers. Puppies and babies. *sigh* All things considered, they all got along really well - the kiddos like to chant "O-pul" and the puppy liked to follow them around. Burnside was occasionally overwhelmed by the mayhem and had to take a couple of quiet time naps by herself. But she was happy to have so many laps to lay her head and get petted. We played a lot of golf on the beach - I loved that! Wack the ball as far as you can and then take off running to try and find it. That was great! Decent exercise too I might add! Here's Tim hitting the ball, then Yeder and then me. Brandon played as well on Friday, but I didn't get a picture of him running around in his shorts and no shoes. damn.
Here's Micah's little hands building a sand castle.
Friday night was an incredible sunset. So beautiful. I took about 120 pictures of it. Later that night we had a bonfire, short but sweet - as it started raining so we put it out and went inside. But that was good cuz we didn't want to kids to try and touch the fire and it was sorta cold anyways, however nice to light ourselves a bonfire none-the-less! And there were 2 fire-places indoors, so we went inside and lounged with an indoor fire.
Thanks for such a fun trip everyone! There are more pictures than just these few - a lot more! So I burned CDs for you all.