We got up on Saturday morning, did some packing, counted towels and sheets that we had to return, threw out old food and deflated our pool floats. And then we hit the road for home! We decided to stop for Waffle House along the way.
We also went to the new Publix that opened while we were gone. We were out of groceries, and I was super-excited about seeing the new store. It did not disappoint.
And then we got to go pick up our sweet little Rolo from her Social Pet Daycare and Hotel. We missed her terribly!! She was so happy to see us and has loved being home. They said she did great while she was there. Played and ate and had a spa day!
We are all happy to be back under one roof together! It was one of the best vacations I can remember. Thankful for the time with family that we don’t see very much. Thankful for time with friends that feel like family. And so thankful for all of the sunshine and beach time we had. Just so thankful.
More of the beach, more of the sand, more hunting for shells, more wind in our hair, more friend time, more photos, more tired.
We took a quick trip to Whaley’s for a late lunch/early dinner. The kids played Drive and Seek on the golf carts. And Major, well…we aren’t sure what Major was doing! Things were getting crazy on our last night. And I had to step into “Mom-mode” and have everyone start cleaning up. The last day at the beach can be so sad! But at least we have the memories AND all these photos!
I wanted one last time on the beach, so Josh and I thought we’d scoot over to the sand, but it was so windy that we turned around and got the kids and a kite and flew it high!
And Molly took some creative liberties with my phone and captured some fun shots.
Time for our last sleep at the beach. Sad!
At the stroke of day six (literally), two of our friends from church joined us for the last little bit of the trip. They are awesome with the kids and were just what we needed to bring us out of the lull of beach, pool, sleep mode.
Must the night always end in ice cream? Evidently, it must!
Started day five at the beach
Kan Jam, hermit crabs, burying Mack in the sand and trying to take a photo on the rocks
Ended day five with our feet in the pool waiting on dinner. Fun time!
The morning started in my usual spot on the bed with my Bible. Then, after a walk and some breakfast, we all went shopping. But not before Mack and Josh spent time looking through Josh’s old football cards. Mack was super-excited that PawPaw brought them for him.
We also had a little devotion time before hitting the shops.
Then, more pool time, play time and cooking to end the day.
More walking and then fun and sun at the pool!
We celebrated PawPaw’s 71st birthday while we were all together.
We ended the day on the porch with the sunset and coffee and laser tag, and watching deer pass by.