To the beach, that is!
Our recent little mini vaca was at our favorite little beach and it was just what this stressed out family needed. After a summer full of financial worries, we really needed to leave it behind for a bit.
However, coming home has me longing for our beach, our little, no video game, no Internet, no shopping mall and no worries, beach.
We were able to spend time together as a family....
and really enjoy just being together....
and playing together....
and relaxing - together!
As always when we go there, my thoughts turn to living there, pulling everyone out of school and just living there, simply and stress free!
Usually these thoughts come after a frozen Margarita on the back porch as we watch the dolphins play in the creek...
and the kids are exhausted and quiet after a full day on the beach collecting shells or on my Dad's old boat - skiing and tubing and fishing!
I know that just as our actual reality has it's pros and cons, the reality of actually living at our little beach wouldn't always be sipping frozen Margaritas on the back porch while the kids are quiet - in real life the kids . are . never . quiet!!! Heh!
However, it would be a simpler life and it would be an adventure and it is something that I have always thought about, every single time we go to our little beach.
Maybe one day?
As for now, we are back and have already met teachers and gotten books and supplies and are so not ready for summer to end!!!
Please be patient with me as I ease back into blogging. I must admit that it was awfully nice to be "unplugged" for a little while as I played with my family! I will continue with my Wonderful Waiting Kids posts, next week! Hang in there with me!!!