I had the pleasure of going to the beach with my mom, Aunt Georgiana, and her two kids, Grayson and Mackenzie, over Labor Day weekend.
Georgiana, Grayson, Mackenzie, Me, Mom
It was nice to catch up with family members that you don't get to see as often as you like. I learned that my little cousins have some awesome dance moves, not something that runs in our side of the family!
Kenzie and Grayson about to show off their dance skills on the beach at night
Love these two!
Brother & sister love :)
We were down there for a total of 6 days and 5 nights. We had three great days of sun and then a tropical storm started to make things rainy and cloudy. We weren't able to get into the ocean because of the double red flags.
These guys decided to stop for a drink of water
My awesome Mom!
We were all on a budget so we made some yummy chicken salad to take down to the pool/beach each day. It was easy to throw on some bread or crackers. I found this from Paula Deen, but I have to say it is very basic. I followed the recipe, but next time will probably add in a few more things for a kick, like grapes. Make it your own or if you like it plain then this will be perfect as is.
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Almond Chicken Salad
Source: Paula Deen
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 1/2 cups of diced cooked chicken (make it as chunky as you like)
- 1 cup finely diced celery
- 1/3 slivered almonds
Mix together and serve with bread, crackers, or on lettuce. Enjoy!