Monday, June 17, 2013

let's go to the beach, beach {myrtle beach vacation in photos}

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Last week, my family took a 12-hour road trip to Myrtle Beach.
We've been here many times, and it always so relaxing. I think it has something to do with being at the beach, plenty of vitamin D and the lazy river. Mostly the lazy river though.
We stayed at the Bay Watch Resort in North Myrtle Beach. We have always stayed at this beach-front resort and it is perfect! I recommend Tower 3 {we stayed on the 15th floor this year} - it's close to the pool bar, the lazy river {my favorite!} and the baby pool {if you're traveling with a little one}. My mom found our 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, including a full kitchen and in-unit laundry, condo via Elliott Realty, a beach rental company she swears by and has used for years.
It was absolutely relaxing and it was great to have a solid week of family time. Well, until the ride home when my niece really, really, REALLY wanted out of her car seat for 3.5 hours straight. A 12-hour drive is a lot for a 10-month-old to handle. But we made it.
Here's what my week of vacation looked like:

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1. The beach.
2. Miss Ava is going to be walking soon!
3. Book of the week.
4. Condom hat at Dick's Last Resort {it says "If dicks had wings, my mouth would be an airport" - this is funny but not true!}
5. Shawn and I lounging by the pool.
6. An OOTD
7. We played a lot of Yahtzee. It's a family vacation tradition.
8. My sister and I sporting our beach hats at the pool bar.
9. My dad taking full advantage of the lazy river.

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1. Ava's first time on the beach and in the ocean.
2. Shawn and I trolling the beach.
3. Shawn and I watching the sunset at Broadway at the Beach.
4. Another OOTD.
5. Enjoying the sunshine.
6. My sister and niece swimming.
7. Ava playing in the sand.
8. A blue sky day and a palm tree.
9. Ava.

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1. Shawn and I at Broadway at the Beach.
2. Ava, with my sister, checking out the pond behind my aunt and uncle's gorgeous Leland, NC home.
3. Ava shake-shake-shaking it at the Hard Rock.
4. Being silly.
5. Shawn and I at my aunt and uncle's home.
6. Shawn enjoying his coffee from the KISS Coffeehouse at Broadway at the Beach.
7. Putt putt at Tribal Island {our favorite putt putt place in North Myrtle Beach}.
8. Night at the Hard Rock Café.
9. Trying to entertain Ava on the ride home.

Sami's Shenanigans

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Beth said...

Myrtle Beach is such a fun place to go for vacation!
And your niece is so adorable! :)

Ashley Voyles said...

Looks like a fabulous time! Love all your cute suits. :)

Laura at Simply Lowcountry said...

We live about an hour and a half from Myrtle Beach! Looks like you had a great time!!!


The Pink Growl said...

your family is adorable! I love love love all your bathing suits!

Babygirl said...

Ahhh...I leave for NMB on Sept 14th!! Can't wait. We always stay in NMB, heck I can't remember the last time I actually went into MB, just too much commercialism, I love the simplicity of NMB. Looks like you all had a great time!

Chelsea said...

Love your mint green top! Never heard of a Lazy River before, but it looks too awesome! I really want to try it out now, and go to Myrtle Beach :D Looks like you had a pretty awesome time :)

Christina said...

you were only 2 hours away from me!! we need to talk about that bikini -- the purple and multicolor one. so cute. i have that mint green top too!

Agnes Mayer said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun.


Sarah said...

Well this looks like the best time and all of your outfits are adorable! said...

Jealous of your fabulous vacation!! looks like a great time!!

smk053078 said...

I was jealous alllllll week seeing your IG photos. What a fun time and memories to be had for an eternity!! It's like the Griswald's but looks!! :) I need you dress in the family photo and the one the cute blonde is wearing...dying!!!

Casey said...

I'm pretty jealous that the beach is so warm! We head out to the Oregon coast pretty frequently, but it is just too cold to get in. And I love a lazy river! My husband lost his wedding ring on one on our honeymoon though.

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Kristine said...

I LOVE Dick's Last Resort! I've only been to the one in Vegas though :) Looks like a great vacay! Take me with you next time to the beach, k? ;)

Katie Did What said...

This looks so fun!!! :) You're such a skinny minnie and you totes made me want to go back to the beach (even though I was JUST there haha!)


Anna & Kirby said...

Such a neat post...considering I live there! ;). My husband and I got married in front of Baywatch, on te beach and had our reception inside. Small world. Glad you had a good time!

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Janna Renee said...

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