Floridian Pirates

We haven’t yet missed a chance to set sail for the high seas aboard a pirate ship, and Destin was no different! This time, the heat was a little much though. But, we made the most of the sweaty fun by hunting for treasuring, gaining key pirate skills and enjoying a little dance party at…

No Crabs But Still Fun at Crab Island

One of Destin’s coolest locations is Crab Island, a sandbar accessible only by boat and a true playground – pontoon boats, jet skis, over-water ninja warrior courses, restaurants and other vendors. The entire family enjoyed a great half day out on the water together – including on our two-slide boat and jet ski!

Diving in Destin

Two of the fifteen dusted off their diving certifications to head about 60-70 feet underwater and explore sea life in Destin. We visited the main Destin Bridge site, sunken to create an artificial reef in the 70s, as well as the East and North Bridge sites, which were teeming with fish, corals and other creatures.

Photos on the Beach

We used time together in Destin for a family photo shoot. We managed to get nearly 400 photos in 40 minutes as the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. Some participants were easier to work with than others, but all the family came home with some great shots!

At Home at Destin

Summer vacation got an upgrade with a big house next to the beach in Destin, FL! The clear water was a nice respite from the hot, hot sun. Here are some beach highlights!

A Penn-tastic Weekend

We’re lucky to have fabulous friends in Pennsylvania, and took the chance to travel up to see them during a warm summer weekend. While always too short of a trip, it was definitely a sweet time all together!

Hosting Some Buddies

While C has spent many nights away from home, he’s only been to one friend sleepover. Excited from that experience, he hosted a couple of friends for the night – and we all survived! Here are some highlights…

Best of the Rest (of Boston)

We had a great 4th of July weekend in Boston, but spent more of the second half of the trip indoors as the heat truly set in and a rainy evening cooled and wet things down.

Boston Means Food, Fun and Baseball!

We headed north for 4th of July to spend the long weekend eating well, playing a lot and taking in some famous sites. It was hotter than normal, but that didn’t stop an action-packed first part of the weekend – with Faneuil Hall, North End, a city tour and time at Fenway Park!