Our summer has been relatively low-key which is just how I prefer things to be. We did make a trip out to the Outer Banks and enjoyed the beach life for a week. Hurricane Arthur took it upon himself to make an impromptu visit while we were there, but thankfully, it was uneventful for our crew and we were able to resume our vacation after less than 24 hours inside.
As you can see the kids didn’t let a storm take their fun.
We’ve also had some family and friends come to visit which was a wonderful addition to our summer fun. We put out our waterslide, had picnics and simply caught up about life. There have been a few visits to Busch Gardens because we have season passes and many, many barbecues with our local friends. The best part for me has been the simplicity. Especially waking each morning to have coffee on the deck with my husband. It’s just the right temperature and there is often a slight breeze. We sit out there before the kids rise for the day and we enjoy quality time to ourselves. It’s been a perfect way to start the day. I’ll miss that when the weather grows too cold in the winter months. We only have about a month left here of summer vacation, since we begin our school year after Labor Day. We’re sending our oldest off to see her grandparents for a couple of weeks, the twins will participate in a dance camp, and I will attempt to get motivated to finally move into our new home. New, as in, we moved in June and it’s now August.
I’m taking this lazy summer thing to heart my friends!
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