“Just another day in paradise!” (name that song)
The weather said it was going to be a PERFECT DAY, so we woke up early, slammed some Great Southern, and hit the beach. We stayed for 4 or 5 hours. My kids never tire of the beach. They could literally jump in waves all day and never be ready to leave.
It was a red flag which meant lots of waves — my oldest’s favorite beach conditions. We got him two different kinds of boogie boards and he went hard on those all day. For the last couple hours, our friends joined us and made it even more fun. So much goodness. The moms and dads had a ton of fun too!
I was deep in the water (like, up to my neck) holding various kiddos and jumping waves for several hours. Of the whole trip so far, that has been my favorite part. There was much laughing and jumping and screaming and snuggling. Harbor fell asleep which was pretty sweet too… and always a nice break 😉
After that we hit the pool. Like I said… these kids don’t wear out. We got some Swell Pops which are darn good locally-made organic popsicles made with real fruit. DELISH. The pool near where we stay sells them, but if you’re staying near 30A at a different place, you can also get them at The Pop Stop. AKA the cutest popsicle place in all the land.
Later that afternoon, our friend Alex got in town to stay with us! She’s an amazing photographer and it was my dream to have her photograph our family in our favorite place. She also just hit the rank of Platinum with Young Living (check out what that means here) AND we just really love her… so it only made sense to fly her out and celebrate/take photos/frolic in the sea together!
We rode bikes to dinner and saw the sights. Apparently the ocean took a lot out of me earlier in the day. My crotch bones always give me hell during pregnancy (that might be TMI for some people… sorry) so that is already hard, but my back pretty much fully gave out on me and I could hardly walk. It was rough, man. I was Frankenstein-ing around in full waddle mode. (Luckily the next day it was lots better, and the next day it was almost fully better!)
Thank you Jesus for sunshine, your beautiful creation, good friends, popsicles, and great nights of sleep that result when all are combined!