The long-awaited birthday trip to celebrate Grandma Cleve finally took place at the end of June. It was cancelled and rebooked at least twice, so you can imagine the thrill of *finally* getting to take this trip together! Grandma Cleve flew to Atlanta and traveled with Ashley’s family and then we all met in Turks and Caicos for a week of relaxation and gorgeous sites!
Pictures won’t do this island justice. So many of these shots look like we photoshopped ourselves into them. Unreal. I’ll start with some pictures of time at our home-away-from-home on the beach.
We enjoyed playing Bocce at the house…
Working hard to open up some coconuts…
And going snorkeling at the beach:
We ate lots of fantastic food (including the best crepes of my life!!), some all together and some on our own.
We ordered in and bought some cakes to celebrate the birthday girl one of the nights there:
We spent some time exploring the island and various beaches. I especially loved the exploring we did on our last day there. We found some gorgeous spots unlike any other place we had seen before:
Our crew took a kayaking tour of the mangroves and saw loads of sea turtles and a few baby sharks. Such a highlight!
Ethan snapped thousands of pictures and I selected a few of my favorites:
And, of course, we got a bunch of group pictures:
Including this hilarious montage (Caleb is SUCH a ham and it’s just so much fun!):
And the best group shots (done by Ethan):
Clearly this was not a trip soon forgotten! =D