It almost didn't happen (read here if you want to know more), this one week vacation to the sunny beaches of Ocean Isle. But it did. We traveled down with some awesome friends (like family). Imagine eighteen of us, one house, 4 bathrooms, a pool...and yes ocean front view. We had an absolute blast and made some awesome memories. We all needed a little bit of...
We all wish the beach wasn't just a "once a year thing". And yet, because it is what it is, I look on the bright side. Because there's something really magical about visiting a place just once a year. It becomes a most wonderful measure of time, family and growth.
Remember when Sophia touched the ocean for the first time? Remember when you wanted to jump off the balcony into the pool? Remember night walks on the beach? Remember the yummy coffee drinks made to order? Remember the Purple Onion? The pool? Crabbing? The Brentwood? Nerts? (yup).
We remember. I hope this is a family tradition that continues every summer.
We come home refreshed and rejuvinated from breathing the fresh air of salty beaches, sunshine and togetherness. Family and tradition. And we all look forward to the next time. Whenever that may be.
And yes, the last picture is all of our kids. Stay tuned for part II of the beach tomorrow.