The Beach Trip of Dreams.

Six years ago, we teamed up with our friends David and Ashley to take our toddler daughters, Ali and AJ, to the beach.


They had been best friends since near birth, and at 1 1/2 years old, had grown to look quite oddly alike.


Two years later, we decided to repeat the trip – this time with 3 1/2 year olds…

2010 c

and they had a new addition, Tessa.

2010 New Addition

The girls, still inseparable, loved every minute of their vacation together.


By 2012, we’d decided that our combined beach trip could, would, and should be a biennial event. The original two, now 5 1/2, wholeheartedly agreed.


That year we had the new addition – Noah.

2012 New Addition

The four of them together were an absolutely adorable mess.


It is now 2014. And for the past few days we’ve been on our fourth beach trip together. The girls, now 7 1/2, still have great odds of being each other’s Maid of Honor.


And before you ask, no – no new additions this trip.


But we have thoroughly enjoyed vacationing with the four we have.







And Noah.


I’ll be back soon with the full report. Just as soon as I dump all of our suitcases into the dirty clothes.

Leave your comment below!


  1. Stephanie says:

    Such cuties! And what an awesome thing, to be able to say they’ve been best friends since birth.

  2. So glad you guys had a great time! Love those sweet faces!

  3. So neat that you guys have such good friends that come with built-in playmates! AJ has changed SO much! I wouldn’t have even recognized her. Tessa looks a lot like she did at that age though.

  4. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!

  5. I’ve missed you being here, but I’ve loved all the Twitter and IG pics! And this is a precious post. :-) So glad I got to meet them all in person at Silvertron!

  6. Amanda Sheren says:

    how fun! I love traditions :)

  7. Lindsay D. says:

    I love Noah’s hair!! Sounds like a fun, fun, time! We love the beach.

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