We’re back from the beach, and I can happily report that it was our most successful family vacation to date.
The weather was lovely -- not too hot, but clear and sunny (with the exception of one welcome stormy day that had us watching movies, playing board games and making a big Mexican feast)… perfect for playing on the beach, swimming in the pool or going on long bike rides, which honestly was pretty much all we did for seven days – literally. Every evening before dinner I’d sip a cocktail on the porch of our house and marvel at how incredibly fortunate we are take a trip each year with dear friends to such a beautiful place.
As with most things in life, the simplest moments were the most memorable -- dancing with the girls at an evening concert/picnic mid-week, watching the waves crash while Millie took a nap on my chest on the beach, sitting at the edge of the pool reading while the girls happily splashed around (I actually managed to read two great books in a week -- a record since the girls were born…) Sure there was all the requisite chaos and occasional meltdowns of any good multi-family vacation, but it was mostly perfection, and at the end of the week we were sad to leave but happy to be home, which is the best possible combination.
Hope your week was splendid!