The first morning we were up before the sun came up, which was nothing unusual with my early bird, and so we cooked breakfast and waited for the sun to come up and warm things up a little before we headed out. The ocean was perfect... there were sandbars everywhere. This was perfect for us "shorties" and allowed Hunter to play even more in the water.
My two favorite men in the whole world!!
Of course we have to go to Pier Park and get some ice cream.. but before we go we better grab some family pictures while we can. With Hunter's refusal to take pictures we just try out best to take them whenever we can.
We tempted to take our annual beach pictures. Usually we try to take more but after taking two that required him to sit down. he ran off and said he had enough and was through taking pictures. We got him to take one more by bribing him with a piece of gum. He took the picture and immediately asked where his gum was once he got through. Oh well.. we will always have the memories of taking the pictures. haha!
My wonderful Mom took a picture of the only thing left of this pancake restaurant. This is the first place Matt and I went on a date. We met the day before and Matt was a really early riser back then and called and wanted to take me to breakfast... so being the sweet girl I was and the girl that loved to eat.. I accepted. However, I was really being nice because I am not a morning person and if he asked me to do that now I would tell him to bring me something back.. haha! The city tore down the building to add onto Pier Park so I figured we better get a picture of the sign before it was tore down too. Next to where the restaurant was an empty parking lot for the pier that was across the street. That parking lot is where we actually first met for the first time and then later he proposed to me there. That parking lot has been replaced by I think Margaritaville so the sign is all we have left :-( Little did we know that after that breakfast we would be married within two years, three years later have a wonderful and handsome 3 year old and now have one on the way. Wow!!
Oh yeah and the breakfast special price was still posted. Back then it was $2.50. Man have times changed.. haha!