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Family Vacation

September 11, 2015

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Girls Pink Gingham Ruffle Wrap Dress || Pleione blouse from last spring but similar here, here, here, and here || white jeans (look for less version here for $32) || Personalized Bespoke Bangles || Julie Voss necklace (look for less version here) || sandals || pink lipstick

Our incredible vacation is officially over and we're headed back to reality today.  I can't even tell you how amazing it's been for us to be back on the water.  Incredible.

I wasn't really sure what to expect with this trip.  I've traveled a lot with the kids over the past few years but mostly with my mom while Matthew stayed home to work.  That dynamic has worked really well so adding Matthew and my dad into the mix was new.  It went better than I could have dreamed.

One thing we didn't do was over schedule the kids.  We did a lot each day but nothing for too long.  Part of me wanted to log in more hours at the beach or try to sight see but I knew that happy kids would make for a better vacation.  We definitely got a lot in but we came home each afternoon for at least two to three hours of down time followed by easy dinners at home.  I love the idea of going out to eat on vacation but it just really wouldn't have worked for us.  The kids were ready to be relaxing and watching a movie and I can only imagine how stressful it would have been to ask everyone to get dressed nice and be on their best behavior.  Add in my anxiety over Tagg's food allergies and it would have been a disaster.  And sitting on the porch drinking a gin and tonic with a killer view was perfection to me.

There are so many great restaurants here though for those of y'all that like to venture out!  I'm going to do a recap next week with my favorite spots in the area, even though I only went to one on this trip!

School starts on Monday and I'm a little nervous about having to be back on a schedule after so many months off.  But I'd be totally full of crap if I said I wasn't looking forward to a few extra hours to myself in the mornings.  I love my kids but dang it's nice to grocery shop alone.

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12 comments:

  1. Grocery shopping alone is my new found luxury! My how things change after you become a mom!
    I absolutely love Wells' dress! Would you mind sharing or linking the source? That would be adorable for my girls!

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    1. Yes! The dress is Kayce Hughes! I'll post a link when we get home :)

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    2. Thank you! Even better, I see it's half off! I really appreciate you taking time to share.

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    3. Yes! She has the blue gingham skirt too which is also now on sale!!

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  2. I have a 5 week old and have already discovered the ease of shopping sans baby! We went to Pawley's a few years ago while celebrating our 1 year anniversary in Charleston. I was so excited to actually get to see if after reading about on your blog for so many years!

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    1. Yes! When they're little it's hard because they need so much attention and you have to bring so much stuff. When they're older it's hard because they want to buy all the junk food. All of it!!

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  3. What a wonderful vacation! It looks like you all had an amazing time. :)

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    1. Thank you Leslie! If only life could be one big vacay! :)

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  4. Thank you so much for mentioning your personalized bangles, Julia!! I really appreciate it!

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  5. Your family is beyond adorable and I love Wells' dress!!

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