so we left sunday morning after church. drove 6.5 hours (it's *supposed* to take 8. we only stopped once. for 7 minutes.) to the beach and had an amazing few days together!
the time changed the night before we left. so i knew it would get dark EARLY. we arrived in town around 5:15 pm. we only had minutes until it was dark...so we drove STRAIGHT to the beach before we even drove to the house. we (ok. I :-)) HAD to see it! ahhh...
we stopped at the seafood place to get worms. then headed to the house. my parents are SO generous to let us use their house when we can.
we unloaded. got settled. ate dinner (i brought stuff for chicken tacos. always a hit.) and then started a puzzle. yes, i was exhausted from driving all day but this was about THEM, so i dug deep.
this weekend away with them had one goal - to re-connect...me with them. and them with each other. it was a sacrifice. it was time. and money. and we all missed out on *stuff* back at home. but it was SO needed and good and worth all we *lost* by doing it.
levi was first...the night we got there... while we were together, i learned that he's going to be superman next halloween and that if he gets a dog, he's naming him something that starts with "S".
we had smores pancakes. (pancakes with marshmallows and chocolate syrup. they loved it. i loved my egg ;-) i had some treats, for sure. but i'm picky about my treats...and i never have them first thing in the morning!)
we ate lunch (just sandwiches...) and worked on the puzzle for a couple hours...
the rain let up later in the afternoon...so we went back to the beach just to walk. (i think i ran/walked a LOT of miles that day!!)
it let up to a sprinkle and we went on a LOONG walk. i told them to find the best puddle - they jumped and ran through them ALL!
the beach in november. i'm a HUGE fan!