but, first, the day before we left (friday, june 27) was NOT one of my prettiest days. ugly mom showed up after a week of TONS of stuff going on between our 2 trips. yuck.
i felt like i wasn't taking that many pictures. i was just ENJOYING it all and loving every minute. but, after spending 2 days uploading them all (not even any editing!) there ARE quite a few. i also "stole" some from my mom and sister.
my parents rented 2 golf carts...and that's what the kids rode on ALL week long. super fun!
it was a great week, but also emotional. between the JOY of the fact that we were all happily together, there was also sadness as my mom's sister, my aunt kim, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer the week before we went. our thoughts and prayers were with her CONSTANTLY.
lots of spirit for the USA spotted on the beach!
it ended up being one of our favorite mornings of the week!! pouring rain. crazy wind. LOTS of laughter!
spent the afternoon eating my mom's chocolate chip cookies and just being together.
it was a beautiful day. but sad...we just didn't want the week to end!! it was SO nice to just BE together...for hours and hours. no rush. often no plans. just being.