Summer 2016 in SC – Beach Week

At the end of June our family packed the car and headed to South Carolina for a couple of weeks. Michael had to travel for work during the first half of our time there but returned for beach week. Here are some pictures from our time!

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Ready for the next 10 hours!

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Beats.

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Sleeps.

We kicked off the time in South Carolina with a visit to my grandparents’ house on Lake Murray!

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Summertime Fincher.

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Lovin’ life.

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Lake lounging.

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Colt’s airplane arms.

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I think this is the ride where Michael flipped all 3 of us off!! Woops…!

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Finn loving his new Clemson gear.

Back in Columbia…

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Colt!

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My parents got a sandbox for their yard and it was a HUGE hit!

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Sandy Finn.

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Sweet face.

We checked out the water park at Ft. Jackson.

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Colt ready to go!

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Finn in on the action too.

My grandparents also took us all to the zoo!

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Colt & Finn with Nanny & Papa at the new otter exhibit.

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Colt’s favorites are the elephants!

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With Nanny and Colt.

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Feeding giraffes is always such a highlight!

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The gorilla was putting on a show!

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Colt riding a pony!

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Mom and Colt on the zoo train.

One evening Colt was thrilled to go watch my mom compete in a tennis match which she OF COURSE DOMINATED!

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Colt watching Gigi on the courts.

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Playing in the dirt with Gigi in the background.

At my parents house the kids run the show.

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Finn exploring.

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And I wonder why he always wants to climb into the dishwasher while I’m trying to do dishes!

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Riding his bike around their neighborhood.

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Finn learning to pull up in the crib.

After a week in Columbia we drove to Charleston for a week at the beach with my family!

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Driving to Charleston. First stop – airport to get Michael!

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Second stop: Meredith & Andrew’s house where Colt promptly made himself at home on the drum set.

The beach week was in celebration of my mom’s 60th birthday that previous May. She and my dad joined together with my dad’s brother and his wife and they rented an awesome beach house for all of their kids & grandkids. There were 4 from my parents generation, 8 from my generation and 7 little ones (ages 10 months, 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 8 and 10) so it was a full, FUN house. The house was a block off the beach and had a great pool that was well shaded in the afternoons so the routine was usually beach in the morning, pool in the afternoon. Some highlights included celebrating the 4th of July, celebrating Colt’s 3rd birthday and lots of family time! Here are some moments from the week!

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Dad & Colt.

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Dad & Finn.

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Colt & Augusta Clare digging at the beach.

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My brother Brad and Augusta Clare. Love this pic of them.

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Sweet little May.

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Pool scene. Colt…

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More.

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Spiderman goggles!!

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Finn loved floating in the pool.

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The best little infant floater.

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Harper bros. #matchingsungas

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Love snuggling this guy.

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Beach babes.

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Besties Augusta Clare & Colt.

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Patriotic Finn.

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At the coloring table.

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Face!

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Laughing the days away.

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Finn and Aunt Suzanne!

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Colt with Delaney and Gavin.

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May and Finn building with blocks.

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Family 4th photo.

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Colt’s first time really watching fireworks. Best view on Dad’s shoulders.

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Colt learning all about block towers from big cuz Gavin.

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All 8 of my generation: JC & Matt, Michael & me, Brad & Suzanne, Jenna & Mark.

On July 7, we were so happy to celebrate Colt’s 3rd birthday!

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Birthday table set-up, all ready for the birthday boy.

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Birthday morning at the beach.

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Birthday kite flying.

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Birthday brother.

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Birthday playing with Augusta Clare while Finn crawls headfirst into the surf.

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Birthday playing with Dad.

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Jealous.

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Fun on the beach!

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Mom & Finn.

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Family photo with the birthday boy.

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Birthday Colt.

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Love our 3 year old!!!

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CAKE and PRESENTS!!

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Evening walk on the beach with this cutie pie.

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Papa with his granddaughter and granddaughter in law. 🙂

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Our attempt to get the great grandparents with their 4 great grands.

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Lunch with these cuties.

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Family Photo Shoot!

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Harpers on the beach!

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My parents with their kids & grands!

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Beach crew (minus Mark & Jenna!)

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Beach boys.

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