Monday, May 2, 2011

Just did it.

I think I've mentioned that Joe and I are weanies when it comes to spending a lot of money in one fail swoop...we just don't do it. I garage sale, I rarely buy anything that isn't on sale, and Joe and I haven't taken a true 'get on a plane and go somewhere' vacation since our honeymoon. We simply cannot afford it, without putting it on a credit card...which we refuse to do. We have even cancelled our annual drive to Illinois this summer...because it would cost us $600 in gas alone. No.Can.Do.

So, fast forward to Friday afternoon. I had told Joe that I wanted to offer mini sessions in Galveston. I love the history there, and the possibilities for locations are endless. He got online and kept sending me google maps of where I should look for locations. As I was staring at my computer screen in class, I sent him a text and said...'Let's just go!' {totally uncharacteristic of us...we both usually talk each other out of something in 5 minutes} We had something we had to do Saturday morning, but that was it. Our little kick off to summer came to fruition and we took off for Galveston Saturday before lunch. We didn't tell the kids where we were going, except that we were going on an adventure. They were THRILLED when they finally figured it out.

Saturday, we didn't make it on to the beach...we went over to Crystal Beach on the ferry {Trey LOVED this} and went to Fort Travis to explore the cool bunkers. Joe was like a kid in the candy store. We found an open manhole that dropped down about 6 feet and would have gone into the bunker area...I told Joe he would have to walk home, just to keep him out of there...We left there and checked into the hotel and then were off to the strand.

Sunday morning, the kids were up and at 'em at 6:30 a.m! We grabbed a bite to eat at the hotel, and then were off to find a good beach spot. We found just that, and the kids had a blast! I finally got Emery in her itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini! Note to self...a not-quite-3 year old in a white skirt on the beach doesn't last very long. Hmmmph. Anyway, we made some great memories and I'm excited to have more little quick trips like this in just a few weeks when SCHOOL IS OUT!!!


Missy said...

Great pics!! You have such a beautiful family!!
So glad you guys got a weekend away!!

KirkKrew said...

Love those fly by the seat of your pants ideas! Way to seize the moment. Love the pictures too!!!

Kelly said...

Good for you! We never take trips either. All the ones I go on are free! But we just booked one night in San Antonio to take Braxton to Sea World. Can't wait!