As always, beach week was completely amazing. Each year it seems I look forward to the trip more than I did the year before. I long to take a break from the every day and have time to just be with family. I love that my children get to experience the same beach that I've gone to each summer for so many years. It brings me back to my childhood and reminds me how lucky I am to have what I do - a fun, loving family. What a blessing it is each year to spend time with one another doing what we love- swimming, reading, laughing, playing, eating, singing, crabbing, throwing baby showers and birthday parties and, more recently, playing Mexican Train Dominos. This year my parents announced mid trip that anyone that wanted to stay an extra day could go with them to an Inn down the street (since the house we were in was booked for the next week). Of course we took them up on the offer and enjoyed some extra time on the beach with eachother. Thank you so very much, Meme and Papa, for another wonderful week full of great memories!
Here are some pictures from our trip. You can check out the complete album here.
|Madelyn chillin' on the sand|
|Patch on his "rescue mound" looking for dolphins and whales in trouble|
|The Ocean Isle Pier|
|Low Country Boil- yes please!|
|The fam minus Drew|
|Blowing bubbles with cousins, what could be more fun?|
|Falling down is fun!|
|Reading about boats (and looking like brothers)|
|Prancing down the beach singing a song|
|Patrick wanted to see some dolphins so he decided that if we built a big enough shrimp they might come to us rather than waiting for the shrimp boats to come by.|