We've been home for over a week and I've been so sluggish ever since. I still haven't worked off all the food and wine I consumed…so yes, every part of my body has an additional 10 lbs. And I have two races in October that I need to be prepare for, which should be fun. No worries Julie, I won't let you down. :)
So ya, we are back home and I'm now just getting my lazy butt in gear to get these photos posted. In other words, this is a post where I worn you about the photo overload and you have an excuse for a quick exit. No worries, there won't be any hard feelings. I know my life isn't that exciting.
Shall we begin?
My beach babe!
I'm not sure about y'all, but when I'm at the beach, I'm at the beach all day! I hate spending a second inside. I need to be out on the beach, in the water, and enjoying the sun. Thankfully Rob and his family are just the same. Out by late morning and ending the day with happy hour on the beach starting around 4:00 and in by 6:00. Seriously, perfection!
Leah, please stop growing! You are getting so big, and I had a blast with you!
Our days were spent outside soaking up the sun, and most evenings were spent inside chowing down on some great food, or checking out new restaurants in the area. Of course with plenty of stops at Dairy Queen as well. I loved that most nights we were in jammie pants, sweatshirts and no make-up. Hanging on the deck enjoying the view with a glass of wine in hand. Exactly as vacation should be.
Rob and I did make it out to Wilmington, NC on Wednesday to visit lifelong friends of my family. We had a blast and it was so great to see them and catch up. They moved to NC a few years ago, so it's a perfect chance to meet up for our yearly visits.
While in Wilmington, I was able to finally check out this fabulous store one of my best friends turned me onto. We both follow them on Facebook and I think we both drool over the adorable items they post daily. I was thrilled to walk in and not be disappointed for a second. Amazing! The owner was so sweet and fun, and was so excited to hear that I live in B'more and follow them on Facebook and made the special trip to the store. After spending some money shopping, she snapped our photo and put it on their Facebook page. So fun!
Jen, let's get the road trip planned and to NC for more shopping.
I actually got up two mornings pretty early and got in two runs, of course not nearly as many as I had planned. I think half of my suitcase was packed with running shorts and tanks, but hardly any were touched. I always have these grand plans that I'm going to get up for an early morning run, but then just can't move. Oh well, I guess two runs are better than nothing at all. It's more than I've done this week!
All in all, we can certainly agree that the week was perfect. The weather was unbelievable! For the last week in July I think we were all expecting the worse…disgusting heat, sand so hot you can't walk on it, and just so miserable that you can't stand to be outside the entire day. Thankfully that wasn't the case and the weather gods were certainly on our side. I could do a repeat of that same weather next year when Rob and I head to Lake Gaston, NC with my family!
Our twin waitresses during one of our nights out. We had no idea our waitress had a twin, and it wasn't until we saw her walk one way and go in a back room, and then a few seconds later the other one walked out from another room on the other side of the restaurant and we were all freaked out and couldn't figure out what was going on. They were so sweet and I'm sure they have such fun freaking out their customers and messing with them. Of course I had to get their picture. :)
And if you don't have any of these adorable drink stakes, you need to buy some now. Rob and I got these last year when we were in NC visiting his Grandfather and they were x-mas gifts for everyone. They are perfect for the beach. Holds your water, soda, or beer without getting all nasty with sand. And they are just so fun!
Our road selfie heading home.
Topsail, I miss you so much! Thanks for having us and for giving us a perfect week.
Thank you to my FMIL (favorite MIL) for another FABULOUS Wilkerson/Smith family vacation. Such fun memories and times that are always cherished.