Monday, March 28, 2016

To The Beach We Go!

 Last weekend, we headed to the beach for another fun trip! 

In the words of Jeremy's friend: "You guys should just buy a beach house, you're there so often!"
And we kinda are.  I love the beach so much.  I just feel at peace there.

But this trip was different.
A little extra special.

It was a gift to Jeremy's grandparents ~ a weekend at the beach with EVERYONE.

I'm going to be real: I was a little nervous.
I struggle with anxiety just leaving the house.
Car trips of any kind leave me with all sorts of stomach issues.
Add to that 29 people in one beach house for the weekend . . . I was nervous.
That Tay would throw up the entire drive there
{this happens often, so not a completely ridiculous fear}
That I would forget something.
That the meal I was in charge of was going to suck.
And all of the ridiculous things I fear every day.

But, set out we did!

We had games and activities for the car prepped,

Kindles charged,

And we got to stop for a buffet-lunch at a restaurant over-looking the ocean!

We even got to stop at a light house to grab a few photos.

Then we settled in.

Explored some amazing tide pools:
 And got some fun beach time with all the cousins.
We ate meals together,
played games,
colored eggs,
made crafts,
stayed up WAAAAAAY past our bedtime.
It was one of the happiest trips we've ever had.
I'm so glad we were able to go.
And I realized something:
It is a task to get that many people together in one place, at one time.
It requires sacrifice.
It takes planning, re-arranging of schedules, working together.
But it is worth it!
Every moment was a memory made.
A precious gift to be able to spend time with those who mean so much.
Tomorrow isn't promised, so make time today!
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1 comment :

Jenny said...

I am so happy for you that you don't let your anxiety from stopping you from having fun. I can totally relate to the anxiety and sometimes it gets in my way. I have an upcoming trip that I really would like to get out of. However, I don't want to ruin anyone's fun time. I'll just have to go and get over it.

These pictures are great! I love all of the color of the creatures in the tide pools!

I'm glad you guys were all able to get together and have fun!


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