Today I'm linking up with my girl, Andrea, for Show and Tell Tuesday! We're all sharing our favorite vacation EVER!!!
If you polled my children, they would without a doubt say that Disney World was their FAVORITE VACATION EVER!! I think in regards to kiddos and the ages mine are Disney World was an absolute BLAST!!
Days 1 and 2-here
Days 3 and 4-here. Bowen made Ariel work for it. :)
Days 5 and 6-here. By this point, everyone had warmed up to characters. Thankfully!
And our final day of departure that turned into over eight hours at the airport just the kiddos and I solo and eventually led to a cancelled flight and night in a hotel minus Tab (who left on an earlier flight for work). It's a crazy story that's hilarious now. It's only taken me about eleven months to see the humor in that. hahaha!
Another family favorite is the BEACH!! We've been going to the Destin/Sandestin area for years. It's a great place to take your children to vacation. Super family friendly!
Tab and I took our first trip together there with our friends, the Cox's, in 2008.
We stayed at a condo in the Sandestin Resort. BEAUTIFUL!!!
Sandestin 2008 (Pic is SO off-centered! ha! Who took this??)
We had a blast...so much so that we went back the next summer with them, Whitney's parents, and our kids. (We had Ebby Lee in April and vacationed in September. I had recently found out we were pregnant again.) This year we stayed in a house in the Sandestin Resort. It was beautiful...4 bedrooms, 4 baths...plenty of room for our crew.
It was difficult taking a little baby, but there is SO much to do with little kids. The perfect family place!!
In 2012, we took a Destin vacation with Tab's sister and her family and Tab's dad/Marla. Our kiddos were the perfect age to start enjoying a beach trip and all the fun that goes along with it! (Except that Nixon HATES the sand...one tiny problem.) Our kiddos loved the family adventure place. There were tons of little kid rides. We went to dinner several nights. We did a LOT of swimming at the pool. And...when we could keep Nixon happy we spent some time at the beach. :) Can I add I was pregnant (again...ha!) in this picture? haha!
We stayed in a condo right on the beach....it was PERFECT!
In 2013, we hit up Destin again with Tab's dad and his brother and sister's families. Let me just say when I thought the beach was a little difficult with one five-month-old, I was crazy!! This year we had SO much fun, but the beach with three little kiddos (one being a seven-month-old baby) is the opposite of relaxing! ha! We stayed in a house a couple blocks off the beach. The house was part of a little resort. There was an amazing pool right outside our house. We spent a lot of time at the pool. (Nix was MUCH happier there.)
Every year we've gone we've found our lodging through www.vrbo.com. (vacation rentals by owner) It's a great site where you can actually see the condo/home you're interested in renting for the week. I highly recommend it!! It's never done us wrong!
The Slaughters have many places on our "Must Visit" list, but I can guarantee at least every few years...we'll be making our way back to the white beaches of Florida. We've made some AMAZING family memories there already and I look forward to us making many many more!!
Family vacation are the best, but sometimes it's nice to getaway just with the hubby. Do you agree, mamas? No one to pack for but YOU! No one else to order for or worry about!! A little getaway without kiddos can be just what a couple needs! Here are a few of our favorites...
Tab and I have been to Hawaii twice lately for football games. The first year I was big and pregnant and days away from not being able to travel. It was the perfect little baby-moon before Bowen arrived!
A couple years ago, we went on a cruise to the Bahamas and Key West with my cousin, Whitney, and her husband. Whitney and I grew up just thirty minutes away from each other. We were super close. We love them so much and being nine hours away just don't see them often enough. This vacation was a blast!!
Tab had a little business trip to Boston and I tagged along last summer. Apparently that's how Tab and I get away..BUSINESS TRIPS! haha! Boston was the perfect little getaway...food, weather, and the cutest city! Here's our trip.
Tab and I just went to Deer Valley a couple weeks ago. It was a work trip but it was 98% vacation. SO NICE!! Check it out here.
I'll be joining Andrea again soon and you should too!!