Tuesday, June 25, 2013

family vacay: hhi 2013

A few weeks ago, my family hit the beach for a much-needed week of sun, surf and sand at Hilton Head Island. (Heavy on the sun - the boys and I were pretty fried!) We have a longtime love affair with HHI: my mom's family grew up vacationing there, and we've been at least once a summer for as long as I can remember. It's pretty much perfection.

Our week was just what the doctor ordered. I made a special effort to avoid my phone as much as possible (see ya nev Snapchat, Instagram, etc, etc!) and it was great to unplug. We biked a ton (my mom is known for her crazy-long bike rides) and hit the beach every day. Like last year, Bocce Ball was a favorite beach activity, and I'm happy to report I won a few rounds! (Trust me, it was a surprise to everyone).

Getting back to reality has been a little tough, so I like to peruse my pictures to remind myself of those lazy beach days.

Until next year, HHI!

* Feel free to think the photo above appears to be the picture of love on a beautiful day ... when in fact, my mom was holding on to my dad's bike because we were pedaling against the wind, it was really hard and she needed a little extra help. (Busted!)

** Have you guys downloaded the new app by the sister act blogging duo, A Beautiful Mess? It's $0.99 well-spent! I used it on my iPhone pictures for this post. The font and doodle options are too cute!

*** This post marks my official attempt to return to consistent (or as close as consistent as possible) blogging. While at home over the weekend, my aunt (hi, Ann!) was asking about this poor neglected blog ... so I think it's time to get things going again. Stay tuned!


  1. love your picture doodles! can I have the starfish please? : )

  2. Love these vacation photos! You and your family are just too cute.