we rolled back in to town saturday
& i feel like i've been in a weird fog ever since.
maybe it's post vacation/entering back into reality
but i think it's the fact that while we don't travel to any exotic destination,
i am completely smitten with our chosen vacation spot...
& it's just always hard for me to leave.
dan & i first visited seaside
for our honeymoon , spring of 1999.
we've gone back every summer since then.
i've had a few girls trips there
& we've driven down for me to run the half marathon.
i think we totaled up that i've been there for 25 visits.
& honestly each time i leave
i can feel a lump in my throat as i wonder when the next visit will be.
i love everything about the sugary white soft sand
& the often times crystal clear water.
i love how the style has evolved over the years.
i love the food & option of eating fresh shrimp daily.
i love the frozen hazelnut latte
& the huge icee's.
i love the gourmet markets & the open beachside shopping area.
i love the concerts & movies on the lawn
& the feeling each year as i walk up & see the coast again for the first time.
i love hearing the waves crash
& watching the sunset.
maybe i appreciate it more because i'm not there everyday
dan & i often talk about moving there....maybe one day.
i intentionally took significantly less photos.
trying to be all "in the moment" & give my girls a break.
it sorta back fired as we had several days of cloudy weather
& lost two full days to rain.
i've hardly looked through the ones i have but
it's like opening christmas gifts each year as i do.
i unplugged from all social media except for instagram
for about the last 10 days.
which is so weird.
i usually blog up to five times a week
so i've missed everyone!
we've been home & i jumped right back in to work
with a photo shoot & a noonday party.
dan headed back to work yesterday
& we'll move savannah into her sorority house on sunday.
the other girls have less than 2 weeks until the first day of school.
so i'm moving slowly around here
still in my weird little fog
grateful for a week at my favorite little spot
& yet so glad to be back with brinkley & in my own home too.
i look forward to trying to catch up with everyone!