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Honeymoon Island Beach

Mar 8, 2011   //   by Melissa Coon   //   Blog, Family Life, Photography  //  No Comments

DIY projects, what projects? We opted for a much needed family and friend day at the beach instead of a weekend filled with DIY projects.  However, on Sunday we did manage to squeeze in some time for planning our upcoming landscaping project – more on that later.

The weather was gorgeous at Honeymoon Island – sunny in the high 70s with a light breeze and lots of smiles and radiant energy running around the beach.


We knew we were going to go to the beach all week, but didn’t tell Sophia until Saturday morning.  I know those of you with kids realize the importance of the element of surprise for two reasons:  One – because you won’t hear “are we going to the beach today” everyday until the day you go.  Two – because kids get sick at the drop of hat. We told her Saturday morning and it was like Christmas morning all over again. Sophia was sooooooo happy she was going to see her friends: Emma, Luke and Nora (not in picture see below).  She walked around the house all morning saying, “I’m soooo essited (excited)!”

When we arrived at the beach she spotted her friends out of a crowd and b-lined it to them while screaming their names at the top of her lungs. Her friends did the same and then they all hugged each other. So cute!  Bummer, I missed the shot.  I would have snapped a picture if I wasn’t toting all the beach gear. However, I did catch some other great ones that put a permanent smile on my face.  Like this:

Luke loves Spiderman. Can’t you tell by his swim trunks?  He likes to show off his Spiderman skills and can spin web like nobody’s business.

“Spiderman, Spiderman, Does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, Catches thieves just like flies. Look Out!  Here comes the Spiderman.”  For all the lyrics of the Spiderman theme song go here.


Our little beach beauty wouldn’t stand still for the camera, not for one second. The is my new favorite picture of her.

You can’t tell, but the water is freezing. I could barely get my feet wet and these kids were submerged. Her teeth are chattering at this point, but she wouldn’t admit it.

This is Nora. She is Emma’s little sister. She is three years old and soooooooo cute.

Sophia and Emma had a blast running in and out of the waves.

Luke was very receptive of me taking his picture. I got some really great pictures of him.

Here’s a picture of all the kids just before we left.

Last but not least, Jason. A.k.a the “Chicken Monster”. I know it sounds worse than it is. Emma gave him that nickname.  At one of the sleepovers the kids yelled, “Hey Chicken why don’t you come in here and find us?” Jason would come in the room and say,”Roar!” The name kind of stuck.  That cracks me up!

If you look closely in the reflection of Jason’s glasses, you’ll see the only picture that was taken of me.  I shot close to 255 pictures that day. These are just a few of my favorites.

How do you end a positively awesome day? With a stop at your favorite ice cream parlor! We like to go to Strachan’s in Palm Harbor, FL. They have THE BEST homemade ice cream, fudge, carrot cake and desserts.


That’s how you put the icing on the (carrot) cake.

I hope you enjoyed pictures. Thanks for stopping by.

Melissa, Jason and Sophia




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