Saturday, August 13, 2011

Road trip! Harried Mom is beach bound...

I love the beach. Especially the outer banks, specifically Duck, NC. Small town, quaint, quiet, perfect. It's been two years since our last beach vacation (to
Corolla) and three since we were last in Duck. I love it here. The drive that should take 6 hours but is really 8 with the slow traffic roll over the one bridge to the island seems totally worth it when you get here.

My dad rode down with us this time, so Sarah got to ride in the back & I sat next to Jason, and we watched movies the whole way!

William had a fever for three days prior, and was in tears on Friday because he didn't think we could go on our trip- happily, his fever broke before we left Saturday morning. He was tired & hasn't eaten much in days, but is rallying pretty well & feeling better :)

We got our key & went right to my favorite restaurant for dinner, the Red Sky Cafe. Best food EVER.

Evie really impressed me when I made up her bed Saturday night, she'd brought her dream catcher and her picture of our family with her & put them on her nightstand - sweetheart :)

So far this trip is a lot different from our last trip two years ago, what a difference that time makes with little kids- at dinner Saturday night, Matt actually said he was happy! And then I upset him Sunday morning :( Life is like that I guess, highs and lows, and here I am continuing my search for the Happy Medium. So far so good. Adios from the beach.

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  1. Enjoy your vacation! I think it is so darn sweet that Evie brought a picture of her family. Hope you have a great week.

  2. Oh how I love the beach! We used to try to take several mini trips each year, and we're down to once a year now. But I've always wanted to go to the east coast. North Carolina, specifically. I remember your last beach trip . . . was that really two years ago???? Ugh, time flies.

    And, yep, life is definitely highs and lows. Jeremy and I will get in such a great groove, and then all of a sudden something hits us from out of nowhere, kinda bringing us down a notch. Then we start over . . .

  3. Is there anything better than a beach? I don't think so!

  4. I hope you have a GREAT time!!! :)

  5. Funny...when we went to Cape Cod, Belle put your family picture on her nightstand too :-)

    Enjoy your vacation...wish we were there! Next year!
    And you can see Nick get mad at ME...and the four of us can all go into couples therapy together on the beach...with martinis...maybe we can make it a reality show...! My ideas are brilliant.

    As for finding your happy medium...I think you can aim higher than "medium" my's all about the gentle, and sometimes not so gentle, give and take...:-) Highs and lows are a given in any relationship. And you know I speak from a personal point of view. My remedy when we go from high to low here is to re-evaluate myself; look at where I stand in my sharing, giving, knowing , and striving to fulfill Nick's needs. Not always easy, but always works.

    Love to all! Enjoy the rest of your week!!! miss you guys!


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