|Madeline running to the beach...|
We have settled into this "beach life" the past day and a half. I feel so grateful to have parents who decided to share this beach life with their children. Coming back to the beach always brings back such great family memories. I cannot imagine a life without summer salt air...
|So happy to be on the boardwalk...|
We have eaten the greasiest pizza and nibbled on the crispiest boardwalk fries. We have chased Madeline up and down the boardwalk. We have shopped the outlets and eaten at some of the best restaurants. We have laughed and we have talked. We have enjoyed each other. And it has been just what WE needed.
We have watched Madeline squeal with delight at the sight of the ocean. We have watched her run crazily up and down the boardwalk sometimes wondering if we will ever catch up to her.
|Enjoying a walk with daddy.|
We have watched more movies in the past 2 days on the couch than we have in the last 6 months.
We have finally allowed ourselves to relax. We are smiling again.
No house chores. No unpacking more moving boxes. No home improvement projects. No endless laundry.
|New boardwalk toy!|
It's true. We have been taking all of our minutes and using the time we have to overwork ourselves around our new house. We have been taking all of our worries about Madeline's health and taking it out on each other. We have truly not allowed ourselves to take a break.
And sometimes just running away from it is exactly what we need.....