5 Thoughts from the Week
1. The beach does something to my soul, I swear. The sound of the waves, the salty air, the time to relax. Sunsets, sunrises, seashells, fresh fish. There are so many of God’s wonders at the seashore. I just always feel so rejuvenated, hopeful and at peace at the end of a beach trip. More prepared to take on the challenges of everyday life.
2. When we we return tomorrow, we have less than two weeks until school starts back. It’s been an amazing summer, but it certainly hasn’t been long enough. Nevertheless, I am super excited to watch Brooks go into first grade and for Case to move up a class in his little preschool. We are so blessed by both school our boys attend.
3. I have a recharged love for board games. I haven’t played board games in ions, and we played a few during this beach trip. We played Trivial Pursuit and Battle of the Sexes during the first leg of the trip with Todd’s side of the family, then we played Family Feud with my side of the family. I’ve decided that I want to build up our own collection of board games and host a game night every now and then.
4. The second part of our beach trip (7 days) has been at Folly Beach, SC (near Charleston). I’ve decided I love it here. Not only is Folly Beach super cute and relaxing with an island vibe, but there are so many other islands, areas and towns around here that offer great food, recreation and natural beauty. During our stay here, the guys played golf in Mt. Pleasant, we ate dinner one night on Shem Creek and spent an evening and a day shopping in downtown Charleston. We all want to come back.
5. After a magical 10 day beach trip, I think I’m ready to get home and see our house and our dogs. Luckily, my parents live near us, but I’m so sad to say goodbye to my sister, brother-in-law and two sweet nieces. I’m also sad to say goodbye to the sea. But as Robert Frost said, “Nothing gold can stay.” The beauty of a summer beach trip is due partly to the fact that it must come to an end. It makes us embrace each moment and not take it for granted.
5 Photos from the Week