This week, we went on a glorious vacation to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida with friends. 4 couples, 2 kids, 1 fetus (what a terrible word for an adorable baby), and the beach. Awesome!!
We decided to drive through the night and left Arkansas at 2 am Wednesday morning. I think it worked out for the best. Bennett was none too pleased, however.
We did find a park along the way and stopped for a breather about 3 hours away from Florida.
The vacation itself was perfect. Exactly what I was hoping for…a relaxing time at the beach with friends. Little expectations, slow pace, come-and-go-as-you-please kind of vacay. Just the way I like it. Bennett really enjoyed the beach. He didn’t mind having sand all over himself, and he even got in the ocean a few times and jumped a few waves. I think we have a little beach bum on our hands.
Our friends were gracious enough to keep Bennett one night so Michael and I could have a little date. We headed over to Seaside (the most adorable little community ever) and had dinner at Great Southern Cafe. Incredible. If you’re ever in that neck of the woods, you must go and get the shrimp and grits (and I don’t even like grits…that’s how good they were).
It was a fabulous vacation, indeed. We’re so blessed to have friends to vacation with. 50 years from now, we’ll look back at this picture and think, “That was a really fun trip we took together.” And we’ll tell our grandkids all about their grandparent’s friends and the friends their parents grew up with. What an amazing story of community and love.
P.S. The grandkids will probably belong to these two…