We went to the beach! This trip was a long time coming with our friends and it was such a fun weekend. Justin and I were chatting and realized that this was our first trip as a family of 4 that didn’t involve visiting our extended family.
Our friends are our local family, and this beach trip was right on time.
There was basically no plan, which sounded perfect to me, and each family took over a meal. Everything went quite smoothly, which is sort of amazing considering there were 10 adults and 8 kids under age six in one house!
The only thing that I forgot was each of the boys’ swim shirts. I had sunblock, of course, but I prefer them to wear the rash guard/swim shirt as well. It wasn’t terribly sunny, which meant the weather was perfect for being outside and not getting too hot, but we still lathered them up with sunscreen.
Is there anything harder than trying to put sunscreen on a one and two year old? Justin takes the “let me talk you through each step and show you how I will wear it too” method while I just take them outside and lather them up as quickly as possible!
The boys were exhausted after the weekend, understandably. I’d love to be in their heads while they tried to figure out why we were all living in the same house!
The house we were staying in was positioned exactly 2 doors down from a tiny ice cream shop, so we walked down there and got ice cream one night. My favorite part of the weekend was the morning. I loved seeing people shuffle into the kitchen, some with their babies in tow, others by themselves. We went through nearly an entire bag of coffee in 1.5 days, and only half of us (at best!) drink it!
When I look back on my life (which I’m doing a lot of lately because I’m turning 30 next month), I see a lot of different seasons with different friendships. Sometimes I only had a small number of close friends, other times I had a wider range of acquaintances and friends. But, some of the deepest, most connected friendships, though, have been in the last couple of years. I don’t know if that is more about me, or about my friends, but I’m very grateful to have these sweet friendships.