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Family Love and Good Times In Florida

It’s been 2 years since the JTS and I have seen our daughter and her family. Our son-in-law is in the Coast Guard and the family is stationed in Juneau, Alaska. Needless to say we were very happy to vacation with them in June. Our son and his family from Clarksville were able to join us  in Florida for a beach vacation. The whole family. We had a great time. I am truly blessed.

The photos are random shots from our vacation…just a few…


Joe Pattis Florida

Joe Patti’s in Pensacola is a favorite of the entire family. We love to get fresh shrimp and cook it ourselves or have them steam it for us.



my four girls Florida June 2015

My four girls, Sofi, Bari, Tammy, and Tenley. Tammy is our daughter and Bari is our daugter-in-law. The two beautiful girls are hers.

Sofi at the beach

Sofi waiting for the water to come to her.


fun in the gulf

The weather, the beach, and the water were perfect when we were there.



Colt is our daughter’s youngest son. He is such a cutie.


Jay and Ray

Our son Jay and the JTS also known as dad, hubby, and papaw.


the boys

Our oldest grandson Gage and little brother Colt. Downtime.


sofi and jay

Jay and Sofi building sand castles.


the kids

The kids having lunch. All the kids and grandkids got along…. the mamaw and papaw too. Oh Happy Day. Sofi did get on Colt’s nerves but that’s to be expected. She is the youngest and she’s at that very energetic and very loud and very spoiled stage. Not that all my grandkids aren’t spoiled!


tammy and sofi

Tammy and Sofi having girl time.



Beautiful Tenley



the boys cooking

Jay cooking breakfast and son-in-law Greg checking cooking supplies.


jay and greg

The two enjoying supper and a private joke. I can’t tell you the joke. Not meant for polite company. They laughed so hard they were crying.


the boat

I started with Joe Patti and I’ll end with Joe Patti.

Hope you enjoyed the photos. I’m truly blessed to have such a great family. For those of you who are interested we stayed at Navarre Beach. It’s a nice area for families, a little quieter than some of the beach towns.

The JTS has an appointment with his cardiologist at the VA this morning for a checkup. It will be a year in August since he had triple bypass surgery. He’s been having a few pains lately so hopefully we’ll see whats up. Keep him in your prayers please.

Be sure and join us Sunday for the Summer Porch Tour.

See you then, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. We stayed at Navarre Beach but a storm rearranged things!!! It’s been a few years, glad you had a great time. Family vacations are great. We just came home from one with nine of us at Myrtle Beach–great times;great memories!!!

  2. such a happy time,i know you ate it up and it looked like the perfect spot to vaca…… jts i am sending good thoughts your way xx

  3. Great family photos! Looks like the weather cooperated beautifully. I’m so pleased you got to spend time with your lovely family.

  4. family time is great when all get along….thankfully my family we all love being together….sadly my husbands family can not be together much…it’s a LONG LONG story….not for polite company…LOL

  5. So glad you had a good time! Looks like so much fun! Prayers going out to your man.