Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Great Galveston Family Vacation ~

June 2013!  

We hadn't planned it.  Maybe that's a good thing.  But flight times and work schedules and the stars and the moon and the planets all aligned so we could ALL be in the same place at the same time for a family vacation. 

Destination:  Galveston Island.

This post is long on pictures, short on story, but here you go:

We stayed at a pretty awesome condo at Pointe West, which is on the far west end of the island.  I can't say enough good things about this place...3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large family room, 2 eating areas, and a spacious well-furnished balcony.  

Such a pretty place comes with a price but I talked Papa Bear into it before he knew what hit him.  And he loved it!  We want to go again.

We had access to the beach and the Beach Club, which was fantastic. Infinity pool, hot tub, baby pool, places to eat, grill and just relax.  The wonderful bathrooms sealed the deal!  Can we stay forever?   

Our grandgirls swim like fish, so you know they loved it! Speaking of grandgirls...we were so excited to see them!  They're adorable.  And funny.  And smart.

So much fun!  (I want that sofa, it was super comfortable.)

When I see that beach I hear Glen Campbell singing, 

"Galveston oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowing..."

Kirra is 7.  This little girl is a ball of fire.  She is such a doll.

Alahna is 9, nearly 10.  She is sweet and inquisitive, and loves everyone. 

Papa Bear and me.

Family pictures were done. Oh happy day!

I nominate Kirra to be the poster-girl for Galveston tourism.  Who can resist that face?

Breezes were blowing in from the Gulf.  

The Duplantis girls. How I love this!  Jeans, white tops and bare feet.

Justin had to set up the shots and jump in the picture.  Here's one family out-take.  It won't make the yearly Christmas card but that's because we were all waiting for the camera (on a tripod) to go.  And when it did, we weren't ready. Some of us were cracking up.

My children, they are my heart.  They're good and smart and some kind of wonderful.

Jason, Jennifer, Justin

Don and the boys. I adore this picture. I do. 


 I don't know when we'll all be together again, but those days we spent together were the best.