We decided for our 2009 summer vacation to take little Lauren to the beach. We didn't want to have to fly too far since we would be cooped up on a plane with a one-year-old for at least an hour. South Padre here we come! One of my best friends from college, Devon, lives in the area so we thought we could vacation and visit friends at the same time. Devon and Will have twin boys about the same age as Lauren. They met us at the hotel and we played on the beach building sand castles for a while, then back to the pool to wash all the sand out of our bathing suits and play in the kiddy pool. Dustin and I got brave and took LJ to Schlitterbahn. During nap time we decided to ride in the lazy river. Boy did that turn into a bad idea! We saw a sign that read RAPIDS AHEAD... Lauren and I had to get out and finish her nap on the backside of the park while Daddy had fun. All in all, it was a nice family vacation. We look forward to taking Lauren back to the beach again someday soon.