Back in September my whole side of my family went together on vacation to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. And in case you didn’t know, my family isn’t small – I grew up with four brothers and there are currently seven grandchildren! We got to stay in this amazing house just ten minutes walk down to the beach. And we arrived just a few days after a hurricane went through, but had the most beautiful weather the whole we were there. Let’s just say my skin loved all the humidity! We explored together, had our own family pictures taken in Savannah with the amazing Katrina Barrow, and experienced lots of fun new things together (like kayaking the inlet on the island).
Each time we do a big family vacation like this one, the kids are a little older and I think it makes it all the more fun. I love watching their amazement as they go down to the beach or go exploring a new playground underneath the enormous old oak trees draped in moss or find discover alligators lurking in the pond near our house – endless adventures for little ones!
Staying just a 10 minute walk from the beach meant we got to leave the kiddos behind after bedtime and take some impromptu portraits on the beach! This is my older brother and his wife, my sweet friend Anna!
And these two got hitched just last month!
Something about tree lined driveways just catches my breath. And I’ve never seen anything quite like Wormsloe Plantation and this tree-lined driveway! And I couldn’t have left the island without going early in the morning to see the sunrise – it was breathtaking and so peaceful. I wish I would have gone every morning looking back now. And our first whole family picture in 2 and a half years – ever growing and I love it!
And we snuck in some family pictures of my big brother Jeremy and his wife Anna and their little munchkins 🙂
All the grandkids!
And Uncle Kevin waiting for me to stop taking pictures, ha!