The non-vacation, vacation
posted by Kelly
We planned for months, saved, looked forward to 5 days of R & R….and it came. Boy did it come. In all it’s vengeance, not glory. Maybe we should have heeded the warning signs like Ryan getting scheduled to have all four wisdom teeth out the day before we left. The fact it took over a day of laundry and packing just to get out the door packed to the gills with food, toys, clothes, and supplies. You just can’t imagine what a baby and toddler need in a week!
Needless to say, despite our children being sick the whole time, not much sleep, Ryan’s face swollen to kingdom come and the threat of rain each day. We did get to the beach a few times and the pool each day. We watched lots of TV, read, and ate cookie dough and ice cream until we were sick.
I do realize that a vacation is where you get to do whatever you want and as long as their are children involved, you do whatever they want! So you have to rearrange your expectations and just take it for what it is. We weren’t in Lynchburg for five days. We didn’t have internet for five days, we didn’t edit pictures, answer emails, or take phone calls for five days…and that is good for the soul!
So here are some moments from our trip. Simple moments of family time. It is fun to watch your children experience things that you normally take for granted. The joy of playing in sand, watching the waves, jumping in and out of a pool. I love my kids, they are so awesome, SO AWESOME!
Chloe’s first view of the ocean. She gave it a C-…I think the noise and vastness overwhelmed her two year old mind.
Doing the funky chicken
Bennett’s first time in the ocean
Big shoes/feet to fill
me and my boy
She loved playing in the sand until she realized you had to go into the water to rinse off…not so happy then.
This is what our little sicky did while coughing up a lung. Lots of Baby Einstein!
So Ryan and I went out one night to shoot around town and spend time together. We found this really random statue place with some of the most bizarre things I have ever seen. Most of them cost over $1000! I can’t imagine dropping a grand on something like this. I have no words.
or these gems
I wanted to buy this swing for our house. I love the color red!
We then took pictures of each other and the beach. Not too much else to shoot, so why not each other? He is my favorite person and I am his!
Back to normalcy!