Two weekends ago, we took a little family vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to spend 4 nights with good friends relaxing & enjoying a fabulous beach house just steps from the water.
It was a nice family time for us to just relax, get some rest, and hang out with Eliana. All of our other vacations have involved lots of activities & sightseeing, so we really enjoyed all the time to just do nothing, play with Eliana, and get refreshed from our otherwise crazy life.
H’s friends rented an amazing 6 bedroom beach house that was the perfect spot for our group. We had 3 adult couples, a pair of cousins, and Eliana had her own room for naps/nights- which was awesome.
We’d never really been to east coast beaches & jumped at the opportunity to check out a new place. On the Outer Banks, we were in a small town called Duck & we just adored it. There were small rolling hills & lots of greenery- something that added so much character & beauty to the area. The town itself was an idyllic little resort community filled with all sorts of fun restaurants & shops. We had plenty of privacy from the houses all around us & the beach was a short 1/4 mile walk to the end of our road.
The other best thing about the house was the pool- it was perfect for cooling off & cleaning off after walking back from the beach
We’d almost always take EJ for a swim once we got back from the beach because we couldn’t get in the water with her there.
The house even provided a real high-chair; something of a novelty for her. We cooked at home most nights- fully using the grill & hot tub.
The kitchen was always buzzing with tons of activity- getting breakfast ready, packing snacks for the beach, or fixing up dinner.
One evening, Seth’s brother+wife and sister-in-law+husband joined us with their kids & we feasted on a huge low country boil- shrimp & crab with all the fixings!
Eliana had a great time with the other kids- she loved watching them & the younger boy was quite interested in playing with her too.
Eliana was having a great time in the pool & we officially decided she should swim sans clothes more often when it’s not too sunny & that she was going to love her new pool when we finally returned home & had a chance to enjoy it!
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Survived a insanely busy August & I’m not too terribly behind on photos & will hopefully get caught up blogging soon.
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