let’s go to the beach, beach

when john luke asked me to go to the beach with him and his family I had no idea what i was in for.
i had heard stories from the robertson family beach trips, but you really don’t know what something is like until you experience it yourself. i mean, he always talked about them like they were sacred and like heaven on earth…or something like that.
he wasn’t lying.
this was one of my favorite trips i’ve ever been on.
so here we go!
we had a little caravan going on from louisiana to alabama. our car consisted of me, jl, sadie, and cousin a.j. (its always a blast when she comes into town!). oh and we can’t forget john luke’s sailboat.
then reed, brighton, and cole trailing behind us.
the squad was back together.
day 1:

started the day laying out in the hammocks with the girls

and we found some pretty cool shells

read a good bit…
john luke reading “A.D. 30” while i was completely captivated by You and Me Forever by Francis and Lisa Chan. 
then out comes the sailboat! 

and everybody was interested in that! and some of us were interested in seeing if the boys were ok πŸ˜‰
cute little sailor…or pirate
after a little paddle boarding with a.j. look what washed up on my board!
the babies were loving the beach.

then the teenagers had a night out at the hangout. the hangout is this really fun, lively place to eat, complete with a stage and live music.
day 2:
had a nice morning walk on the beach and then some more laying out/ reading on the beach.
and some fun pool time with my boy
(swimsuit link at bottom)

and funny faces πŸ˜‰

brighton and i got in some sweet baby lovin’
day 3:
due to some rain and stormy weather, we decided to head out for the day.
started at the coolest surf/ skate shop, blonde john’s, where the boys checked out longboards while we had a mini photoshoot. i mean, who could pass up this wall?
after a little shopping at the outlet mall in foley, we had the best evening at the wharf where we had dinner and caught a movie

day 4:

back to blonde john’s where john luke got a longboard and i got breakfast. acai bowls are my fav.
then back to the house where john luke taught me to ride
day 4:
started the day off learning to make biscuits from the cooking queen herself, mamaw kay πŸ™‚

then john luke and i had this bright idea that we should take a paddle board out despite the wind and waves (this picture does NOT give those waves justice!)
not pictured: the knot i got on my head from him accidentally hitting me with the paddle. but not to worry….we have the whole thing recorded on the gopro.
the squad decided we wanted to try out this 12 mile long trail we had heard about. 
i was the lone biker alongside all my boarding friends. 
john luke gave me this pretty little thing for my bday…obsessed.

after about 2 miles the rain hit. and it hit hard. blake had gone to get the car for me, brighton, and sadie, while the other boys went ahead. after he picked us up we went on a mad goose hunt for jl, cole, and reed. we found them. soaking wet, phones broken, and all.
day 5:
it was my first time and actually mostly everybody’s first time.
we caught our limit of fish and we got a lot of sleep to avoid the dreaded sea sickness haha. but we had a blast!

then we made it back in time for beach pictures.

 i tried to capture the trip the best i could, but i don’t know if the pictures even do it justice! it was such a fun, relaxing, but action-packed trip. we made the absolute best of our time there despite the rainy days and got to spend a lot of good quality together. 
2016 Robertson Family Beach Trip, I’m ready for ya. 
pink ruffle swimsuit: kortni jeane swimwear
bike: target


21 comments so far.

21 responses to “let’s go to the beach, beach”

  1. Where did Sadie get her swimsuit?☺️

  2. Danielle says:

    Just found your blog and I am so excite to follow your journey!!

  3. The last picture ? he's the only single man

  4. Praying blessings over you all as you continue your journey with the Robertson family. Excited to read more of what God gives you to write. Congrats on your engagement to Luke. πŸ™‚

  5. Alex Simer says:

    I love reading your blogs, and the pictures are super adorable! Yall are such a sweet and interesting family, I love it!!

  6. Mary Kate, let me tell you besides that it seems that you had a great time and that you posted some lovely pictures, that you and John Luke are going to have babies with the most beautiful dimples and smiles! xx
    Loving your blog so far!

  7. Thanks everyone so much! I very much enjoy reading all your comments πŸ™‚

  8. I was just wondering where you got your dress from that you took your beach pics in! It's soooo cute πŸ™‚

  9. Hello πŸ™‚ I just recently like 10 minutes ago decided to go through your blog posts because I see korie and John Luke telling us to check it out. I love the Robertson family and continue to support their beliefs as godly people. I can't wait to see what is to come with you guys. πŸ™‚

  10. kps003 says:

    I love your blog! I actually just got "VIP" Live Original Live tickets for my birthday so I am so excited to see ya'll! Thank you for doing the Lord's work and being such a godly inspiration!

  11. icanhopee says:

    You are so beautiful! God's light shines through you! I enjoy your posts and can't wait to see more!

  12. Mary Kate, I just want to say thank you for everything you do. I very much enjoy reading your blogs and keeping up with pretty much all your family on Instagram. Your family is such an inspiration to me and felt that I needed to reach out to tell you. You all have been my role models for awhile now and that will never stop. I know you may never acknowledge this or me but it makes me happy to think that someday you will, and that day will be in Heaven. It has been my dream for a long time now to meet and talk to someone from the family.. Please make my dream come true.. Until then I will wait until we can meet our Amazing Savior together and worship Him. God bless

  13. Jredd4114 says:

    Love reading about your journey! Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to read more. You are beautiful inside and out!

  14. You have a beautiful way of capturing the moment in all your pictures. Have you taken photography in school?
    Your trip made me miss the beach so much! I used to live close to the beach, now I live in Kentucky.
    Thank you for sharing your awesome time, I wish you and John Luke the best!

  15. Mary Ayleen says:

    I've enjoyed catching up on all of your blogs:) Your posts are so full of love!

  16. I can't wait for the wedding!

  17. You guys are so adorable I wish u both the best keep it up you guys are goals for life ? god bless

  18. Where did you get your blue swimsuit?! It's super cute!

  19. Anna says:

    Love, love, love all the pictures! Looks like such a lovely time! Thank you for sharing!

  20. Zach Adams says:

    Congratulations! I was just watching Duck Dynasty season 2 the other day and saw John Lukes baby face. And I heard yall were now married, and it is a blessed thing. Always keep God in y'all's relationship. Forever be faithful. And I hope yall are having a happy life together!
    PS- my brothers name is John Luke also!

  21. Lucy Mann says:

    Mary Kate you are truely the cutest person ever! I love how you edit all of you photos in the blogs and on instgram as well! I was wondering if you used vsco cam and if so what filters? All of your post are so cute, I love you so much!!!

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