Sunday, July 3, 2011

Our 2011 East Coast Trip- Part 2 The Carolina's

From New Jersey we flew to Myrtle Beach SC. We spent a few hours with Justin's dad's family and then  drove 3 hours to Atlantic Beach NC. The beach is always a highlight of our trip. The weather is warm, the beach is 2 blocks away, and Justin's friends come from all over the state to hang out. Within a few minutes of arriving the girls jumped in the wagon and Grandma Judy pulled them to the beach. They love the wagon. we fill it with beach toys and head out to the sand.

Morgan took to the beach quickly. She played in the sand and put her toes in the water
(Oceacee as she calls it).
At first Addy admired the sand from the safety of my lap but in no less then a day had toys in hand and was planning the next castle

Miss Morgan's toes in the sand

The biggest highlight of the beach was meeting our new nephew Brock. "Baby Brock" as Addy and Morgan now refer to him is sooooo cute and Jill is an amazing mom.

Brock Nelms


looking too cool

walking out to the beach with Grandma

Addy showing off her water shoes (thanks Gena! Great hand-me-down)

Riding out on the pier

What a view

Addy loving it

Pier and Reed Williamson (one of Justin's oldest and closest friends)

Addy enjoying the beach scene

Addy helping Grandma with Brock

 Mark (another great hometown friend of Justin's) came down from the mountains with Phil (a great college friend) and he awesome son Wilson.

 Addy building a sand castle with Grandma

 Paul, Justin and Phil hanging on the beach

Lauren and Macy Ford look so cute in the their matching suits 

Jason, our Bellingham friend who moved back to Virgina, 
drove down to hang with us and make sand castles

 And what is a good beach day without ice cream?

 The start of another beach day

The next set of photographs 
 were all taken by Justin's close friend Mark Newton
He is an very talented and it is so nice to see him each year- thanks Mark 

One day we hope to live closer so that the Carolina beach is not so far away. Until then we are grateful to have had such a nice visit with Justin's mom, sister, cousins, and quality friends. Thank you to all that made the drive- we miss and love you.