My family and I have been vacationing in Pensacola beach since I was 2 years old. About 4 years ago, we introduced Andrew to our favorite beach and this year we were lucky enough to share the surf, sand and sun with Emma-Kate. It was a pretty special vacation for me and my parents because we’ve rented the same house year after year after year, so it was a very cool experience getting to create some memories with Emma-Kate that I also had during my childhood. We were also blessed by the oil/ocean gods and so far the beach has been relatively untouched by the BP oil spill. Here are some shots from our beach vacation:

Lola is quite the card and dice shark.

I love beach storms. They’re so dramatic, but also short-lived – which means that you get to enjoy the sound of rain on the roof and play in the sand all in the same day!