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Vacation Picturebook: Aldermans in Alabama

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.56.41 PM Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 6.05.07 PM{first stop – after 12 hours of driving, who doesn’t want a cold beer and HUGE nachos at a bar with the coolest name ever}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.57.22 PM{before there was the beach, there was the pool … well, in this case there was, and it was just so peaceful}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.57.32 PM{after-dinner bushwackers at LuLu’s – Jimmy Buffett’s sister’s restaurant}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.57.42 PM{the best breakfast everrrr – bananas in pajamas + mimosa flight}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.58.20 PM{day at the beach with these cuties – isn’t he going to make the best dad??}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.57.57 PM{view from our balcony and view of our beach towels}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.58.32 PM Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.58.46 PM Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 6.00.10 PM{LOVED this restaurant in Orange Beach; also LOVED meeting up with some beautiful girls I haven’t seen in 3 years!}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.58.05 PM{final meal – shrimp and grits perfectly peppery shrimp and amazingly cheesy grits}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.58.59 PM{let the wedding festivities begin!}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 6.01.36 PM{stunning wedding, venue and bride – what more do you need?}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.59.08 PM{yep, we did the sprinklr down the aisle}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.59.17 PM Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 6.04.42 PM{love this lady so much and was so excited to be part of this special day – can’t wait to visit them in Austin!}

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.59.41 PM{what an amazing week with delicious food, quality time with husband, beautiful beaches and … }

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 5.59.31 PM{… the perfect car ride home with this guy. yep, we stole him from his mother}

xo xo

Beach or Bust


 “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmer of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time.”

I haven’t been to the beach since our honeymoon. In 3 years. That’s practically blasphemous, y’all. The beach is my safe haven. I can never get enough of the sweet, salty air, sand between my toes and sultry sun beating on my sweat-stained skin. Give me a book and am margarita and I could sit outside all day. And that I will, starting Monday.

We leave tomorrow for the 12-hour drive to Gulf Shores, AL (my home state!). The purpose of the trip is ultimately for a best friend’s beach wedding, but we decided to turn it into a week-long vacation with a cozy condo overlooking the gulf.

Usually I plan every second of our trip from the restaurants we eat at to the activities we have to pack in, but this trip I have nothing – I repeat, NOTHING – planned. Except of course sleeping in and laying on the beach. It makes me a little anxious, but I’m also so excited to just relax and be spontaneous with our week. Who knows where it will take us?!

Follow our travels on Instagram @milledavis and through our hashtag #AldermansInAlabama.

I hope you have a good week. See you when we get back (very tan and very relaxed).
xo xo