After four and a half months of sticking very close to home while JR recovered from his spinal surgery, it was utter bliss to stretch our legs (and backs) and finally make it to the beach. We were all so grateful to be there - and away - that everyone actually behaved perfectly! Especially the weather, absolute perfection.
Every evening after dinner we went to the beach. I would stay until the sun set, then take the younger kids back to bed while JR and the older two stayed on fishing. It was such a welcome change to the usual bedtime mayhem!
We even snapped a family portrait for old time's sake during one of our after-dinner beach visits.
ALL kinds of work. Never-ending work. You know...
But so grateful for the break, a chance to catch our breath and prepare a bit for the year ahead.
Now I feel bit better about heading into winter (Not really. But maybe a bit...?)