A Threenager!

Just like that, Mr. O turned three! Since we had tired ourselves out at Hershey Park the day before, we took it a little easy – though made sure he had access to plenty of treats. A few days later, we enjoyed his Moana party with family!

A Sweet Day

After a four-year hiatus, we returned to the land of chocolate – Hershey – for some sweets, rides and other treats. After a nearly 12- hour day, complete with a surprise bonus of family joining in the afternoon, it was a great, albeit exhausting, time.

Mice at Play

While the cats were away, the mice were at play for a long weekend! Thanks to Nanie and Pop Pop, the boys were spoiled rotten and had a fabulous time while mom and dad enjoyed Germany.

Best of the Rest of Destin

We covered a lot of ground in Destin, and took a lot of photos. Here are highlights of the rest of our week!

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!