How to Live Like a Beach Bum

July 23, 2012 at 9:54 am 4 comments

1. Claim your little piece of sandy heaven. Every day, we hit the beach and created a big circle of beach chairs. Once you’re in, you’re in–and it’s hard to be added. A circle of trust, if you will. ha 😉

Me and my Mama…check out the matching Nike hats

my side of the circle 🙂

2. The more the merrier. This year was our 50th family reunion in Cherry Grove, with 53 people from 8 different states. How neat is that?! (We were written up by two newspapers, too!)

3. It’s ok to stand out! My uncle and cousins dyed their hair blonde as a part of a long standing beach trip tradition, and my papa just up and decided to let my brother, Jake, shave his head.

look at that blonde buzz!

Before the buzz

Little did my papa know, Jake left behind a surprise…

rat tails creep me out.

Our family is filled with barbers, so naturally Jake was very talented. Don’t worry, the rat tail got shaved off!


**On a side note, this is my favorite picture of the trip. When Mickey smiles really hard–like a goof–I swear he looks like the Joker. Oh, papa 🙂

4. Boogie your booty off! My Aunt Beryl is a very talented line-dancer. She taught us all how to Shag the night before we left.

I love to line dance, so I caught on pretty quickly. But after we shagged, my cousin Chastin and I decided to teach the family a few of our own line dances. Namely the Cupid Shuffle and the Wobble 🙂

The crowd was mesmerized…

Best part? Teaching my uncle how to Wobble! 🙂

5. Take a break from the sun. My cousins and I set out for lunch one day to get out of the hot hot heat and wound up finding a a mirror maze. Yes, I did face plant directly into a large mirror…but I’m pretty sure everyone else did, too 🙂 We also found a sweet shop. Their specialty? Chocolate and caramel covered apples…

and chocolate covered bacon. AHH! I didn’t try it because I don’t eat pork, but my brother was tempted.

6. Don’t be too lazy…get your butt in gear! My newly-blonde uncle is also a SWAT and police officer, so he had us dragging weights, pushing sleds and pumping out push ups in the sand. All before a 4 mile jog to the pier. Yes, people stared at us. But when you’re looking like a bunch of crazy-exercise-goofs with your family, it’s not so bad 🙂 The only thing I was not too fond of was my 6:45am wake up calls.

But the scenery was totally worth it.

I’ve got to get the sand out of my tennis shoes before I go for my jog this morning! My big family beach trip was awesome, but now it’s time to get a move on, literally. I’m moving to Raleigh this weekend, and begin my first job next Wednesday. WOOP WOOP!
Have a magnificent Monday 🙂




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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Life After Swimming  |  July 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

    You look freaking great in that workout picture! And I love that family pic! Looks like an amazing vacation 🙂

  • 2. Tammy  |  July 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Small world – I spent my summers growing up in Myrtle Beach and my parents retired. Still my favorite place! Looks like there was fun had by all!!!

  • 3. momma d  |  July 23, 2012 at 10:50 am

    It was a great vacation…can’t wait to go back!!

  • 4. recimplicity  |  July 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Aww Im so glad you had fun!


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