Just returned from A WHOLE WEEK at the beach. It was so wonderful. We visited St. Augustine. It was gorgeous and I'm so thankful for the time I was able to spend with my family, especially my grandmother.
So many memories came back of our family trips to the beach from my childhood. We were so fortunate to have been able to spend two weeks every summer with our family: my grandparents, my mother's two brother's families, and various other relatives. This was ALL thanks to my grandparents. This was a huge part of my life and I attribute these times to the amazing relationships that I have with my extended family--something I realize as I get older, that not everyone else has. Thanks, Nana and Grandpa.
I hope as I start to figure out my life's path that this can be something that I can continue.
There were so many funny moments this week. From Edson dropping the air mattress pump during a minor tiff, "epic fail", "you've just been grey-haired", our almost explosion of a grill (not our fault, but that could have been bad!), and other things that are not appropriate for public consumption (but will probably be retold at the next family get together).
It just brings it all back for me. Sitting on the porch, I would remember how when we were kids we would create these major productions to put on for our parents (I believe that we did a play once that was all about mice and I'm pretty sure we devoted a whole song to names of cheese a la Forrest Gump).
I remember the epic battle for the biggest sharks tooth ever found-- I've never seen Jess run that fast.
Choreographing dances to Billy Joel- Blond over Blue was my fave.
Sneaking peach pie crust in the night while Chris and I caught up over our lives over the past year.
Fighting over who got to babysit Sara that day and watching endless hours of blues clues.
Getting up at 4 AM and digging out chicken livers to go fishing.
There are too many to write now, but I have decided that we really need to write these down. Nana is writing the stories of her children for us and I really think that we should do this for ours. I'm trying to think about how to do it, will get back to you on that.
Hope you all enjoyed our tiny trip down memory lane. So looking forward to trying to get back to the beach asap. Hopefully, I will get picks from mom soon to post.
Peace out kiddos--