Holt Family Vacation 2015 {Part 1}

Kevin and I arrived at the beach shortly after midnight on Sunday morning. By the time we arrived, most of the family was already snoozing in their beds, so we quietly found our way to our room and unpacked our things. Before calling it a night, we snuck into my in-laws room and gave Harper a quick kiss. (We'd sent her to the beach with the in-laws since she was a bit too young to enjoy the wedding festivities that took place that day). 

Sunday morning we woke up bright and early to the most amazing view. Seriously, how awesome is God's gorgeous creation?!

After eating breakfast, we made our way to the beach where we learned right away that Harper was not a fan. We managed to convince her to play for a few minutes but she quickly realized she was being tricked with toys and adamantly asked to go to the pool. 

We finished off the evening with the family at Cracker Barrel. Of which, Harper couldn't leave until she got to play with the checkers and try out all of the rocking chairs. Goldilocks, anyone?

On Monday we spent our morning laying around the condo before heading out for an early lunch with Brooke and Bryan. Brooke's birthday took place the week prior to our trip but with wedding festivities and a vacation to prepare for, we never made it out to dinner to celebrate. So per her request, we grabbed lunch at Margaritaville. Harper was obsessed with the atmosphere and she fell in love even more when the lady on stilts volunteered to make her a balloon animal. The best way to her heart. 

Following lunch, we browsed some of the shops at Broadway where I seriously almost purchased some fake glasses. 

Then we made our way to the pavillion where Kevin, Brian, and Harper took on some of the rides. 

The rest of the evening was spent being lazy before we grabbed dinner at Sir Pizza. Which just so happens to be my absolute favorite pizza in the whole wide world! Unfortunately Harper missed it as she slept through the whole dinner... 

We finished off our night in front of the television watching The Bachelor finale. Anyone else #teamshawn? Whoop whoop!

We braved the beach again Tuesday and thankfully, Harper did a bit better. We were able to spend a few hours on the beach before Harper asked to head to the lazy river. 

Tuesday night, we met up with Kevin's uncle and his family for dinner at Nakatos; the family's absolute favorite Japanese place ever. (Again, if you live in Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, or Myrtle Beach, SC...go check it out now!). Harper slept for the better part of dinner but at the sight of her friend Elijah, who was dying to sit beside Harper, she woke right up and gobbled up her noodles, rice, and shrimp. 

Following dinner, we made our way with Kevin's uncle's family back to Broadway to do some more browsing, ride a few more rides, and enjoy the firework show they put on each night. 

Part 2 coming soon...

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  1. I’m so glad you guys had such a great time! Everything looks fabulous and those meals – yum! Cracker Barrel and Margaritaville are two of my favorite treats.

  2. Such a fun trip! Loving all the photos. Harper and Caleb are two peas in a pod - he was not a big fan of the beach either. He was (fortunately) content enough to play in the sand, but wanted no part of going in the actual ocean at all. No sir. Maybe next year they'll be up for some beach loving - and then we'll probably wish they didn't like it as much, as I'm sure we'll be terrified mamas, lol!:)


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