Usually when I'm out on Vacation, I'll make arrangements for guest bloggers, however this year I didn't. I'm sorry. I've got the blogging lazy. True Story. I've been out all week long on vacation with my family. I made a conscience choice to disconnect. I really enjoyed just being with the people that I love, and stepping away from social media for a minute. So forgive me. MMkkk, it's all good in the hood right?!
My maternal family all went on vacation together, and it wasn't something that has ever happened before. Sure, I've been on vacation with an Aunt or Uncle and their family, vacation with my family and my grandparents, visiting cousins, etc, but never all of us together. My G hit a milestone birthday this year, and her request was for all of us to go to the beach. Ask and you shall receive G, you are the Queen B!
|Family Photos by Emerald Coast Images|
|all those gorgeous Harrell girls|
I've been on a few vacations in my day, and this one is up there in the favorites category. I laughed until I cried on numerous occasions. We hit up the bougie boards, we buried a poor someone in the sand, we saw dolphins, we fished, we ate, we drank, and we loved one another.
At the start of the trip, my husband insisted on taking a detour down Dauphin Island, and the ferry across Mobile Bay. It was quite the experience, and we saw a dolphin before ever hitting the sand!
|Mom and I on the Ferry, with a photo bomber ;)|
We went deep sea fishing, which definitely counts as an upper body work out
|Catch of the Day|
|Ahoy Maity - My fearless leader!|
I did some running! One of the coolest parts about being a runner, is the travel run. I look forward to exploring a new place every time I'm in a new space. Plus, ya'll know I can eat and drink #likeachamp. The running is necessary on vacay. Where there are no calories or carbs. It's a magical place!
We went down to Florabama, only this selfie available to document that experience
|My cousin Jamie and I, love her big time!|
We were Beach Bums, for days and days. It was glorious. I put make up on one time. Real talk, that was the best!
|Nick's bourgie beach set up|
We avoided a pesky shark attack- yet again ;)
|Timmy (the shark) is quite the traveler. He lives in my beach bag|
Day two back in the real world. I gained FOUR yes four pounds on vacation. Some of that is water weight. Some of it is real weight. I've gotten in a few work outs since we've been home, and I'm feeling better each day. Absolutely worth all those good times we had.