I am thankful that I had my iPhone to capture some photos from the trip, but even more thankful to have a professional photographer take family photos on the beach! I haven't seen any of the photos yet, but I have a feeling they turned out lovely. I will definitely share some with you when I get them!
After out photo shoot on the first evening we went out to a delicious and entertaining dinner at BoneFish Grill and then hit the green at Rumble Golf, waaay past my bedtime. I think my favorite part of this vacation was the warm nights! Where we live, once the sun goes down, so does the temperature. But, in Myrtle Beach, it stayed well into the upper 70s/ low 80's all night long. Even being outdoors miniature golfing at midnight, I was not chilly in the least and I had on shorts and sandals! Wahoo!
My cousin Carly and I
Dad, getting a practice shot in.
My cousins Zac and Abram, and brother Ryan
Ryan and Monae
I wish I had a picture of this, but Steve stayed behind while we were out golfing to work on a 500- piece fireworks puzzle. He was obsessed with this puzzle and when we got back hours later, he was sitting at the dining room table in front of that puzzle, dress shirt from the photo shoot still on and unbuttoned, and a can of bud in hand. When I went to bed around 1:30am he was still at it. At 3:30am, I woke up and he wasn't in bed yet so I went out to check on him and he was STILL putting that dang puzzle together! HA! Every time I went up to see how he was doing, he'd say, "just a few more pieces!"
He finally came to bed and the next day he said he dreamt about fireworks all night. Haha! After breakfast, with my cousin Abram's help, Steve finished that puzzle! This was probably the highlight of the trip for Steve :) Thanks to Abram for getting the border started (and everyone else who found a piece or two) and helping him finish it so he would come to the beach with me!