The Beach House.
It's the official goodbye to our summer every year.
Did I just say "goodbye", and "summer" in one sentence?
I'm still struggling.
But this is the perfect send off--a few days on the beach with cousins (we're up to 13!), where we do nothing but play in the sun (or snuggle in sweatshirts driking hot cocoa, if that is what Mother Nature has in store for us)....but we'll take it.
-played with cousins (ie: wrestling, sand castle building, digging, sand fighting with uncles, light-sabering, dance partying, etc)
-ate, all day, and really late into the night
-chased waves (and of course they chased us back)
-collected [mostly dead] [but still fun] sea life.
-ate, lots of peanut M&Ms, brownies, and ice cream
-played games. note: Cranium gets even BETTER the closer you get to 2am
-started lots of new inside jokes (granola, wink;)
-had quite the costume party, which you will for sure be hearing about soon
-experienced my first olive oil tasting and I highly recommend it (even got to try white peach vinegar!!)
-had an intense game of frisbee that may or may not have ended with my foot sustaining injuries caused by uncut toenails of someone I know:)
-took lots of dorky jumping pictures, because, why not. (ps have you ever noticed it is impossible to jump without opening your mouth?)
-ate. felt nauseous. repeat.
-watched our own private dolphin shows!
-had some really good too-late-at-night-laughter-that-brings-tears sessions.
note: that dead, and always growing pile of sea life started to get STANKY.
note: I keep finding sand scattered around the house....and maybe I like it
note: I may have filmed a bit. a teeny bit. and if I ever get my life put semi-back together, maybe you'll see it.....for now, here's a few photos...
can't wait for next year!