Thursday, August 18, 2011

Myrtle Beach Vacation

Now that I am (mostly) caught up on blogging about recent events in our life, I can finally post about the second half of our beach trips from this past summer.

This vacation was in honor of my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. So my entire extended family stayed in one large, 12-bedroom house at Myrtle Beach for the week to celebrate. At one point there were 26 of us all there together! The house was right on the water, and we took full advantage of that fact.

Taken from the back porch of the house:

On the Friday morning of our Edisto Beach trip, Ryan and I drove back to Greenville. That evening, we attended his 10 year high school reunion in Anderson, SC. It was great to meet several of his classmates and reconnect with friends we haven't seen for a while.

Back at home, we unpacked our suitcases, washed a couple loads of laundry, and repacked our bags. We drove down to Myrtle Beach early on Saturday morning with my sisters. We were the first ones to arrive, but only had to wait a few minutes before my grandparents arrived with the key. It took us quite awhile to unload the cars, and during that time, more family arrived. Grandma made beans and hot dogs for dinner that night, and we enjoyed a relaxing evening of just catching up with each other.

My dad is the second of four boys, and all but the oldest brother live in SC. We were especially excited that all the Massachusetts' Reimers were able to join us, as we have not all been together since our wedding more than three years ago.

My sister, Rachel, took excellent pictures of the family one evening. Here are just a few:

My parents (in the green shirts), aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Aren't they a good-looking group?

All the Reimers' cousins. Christina (in the orange dress next to me) is pregnant here! We all found out a few weeks later.

And my immediate family (minus Rachel's fiance, Kyle, who had to be back at school that week):

During the week, my mom and aunts each took turns cooking the meals, and the food was absolutely incredible! The entire week was such a special time of being together, hearing about how the Lord has led in each family throughout the years, and praising the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness to us.

We all spent almost every day at the beach. The weather was perfect, and we had the best time in the water, playing soccer, and building an amazing sandcastle. The cousins just couldn't get enough of each other! Here is Ryan with my two youngest cousins next to our sandcastle:

One evening, we all went miniature golfing together. The next day was a little overcast. So Dad, Ryan, Uncle Jay, and Jason went golfing, and Uncle Steve took most of the rest of us cousins to the arcade across the street and back to the miniature golf course. By the afternoon, the sun was back out, so of course, we spent the rest of the day at the beach.

Evenings were spent playing games, eating snacks, and watching movies. I wish we had more candid photos from the week, but we were all too busy having fun to take pictures! It was one of the best weeks we've ever had, and I hope it's not too long before we are able to do it again.

1 comment:

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