This summer has been pretty laid back and relatively quiet.
I didn't take the kids on nearly any of the adventures I'd hoped for. They were okay with it; I wasn't.
I worked all summer! With the new shop I was working more than I'd anticipated this summer, because we ended up bringing in a component that requires me to deliver fresh food from a third party twice a week. Ugh....
In July, I said to G that we needed to get away. Even if it was a long weekend - we needed to regroup as a family and laugh, and have fun. It's been a tough year for us all with the new store, some deaths in the family, etc - and the 4 of us just needed to have fun with each other. So, we started looking for a beach house. And we looked everywhere from Rhode Island to Maine - everything as I'm sure you'd imagine was already booked. So, we thought maybe we'd take the kids to Disney....? A quick 5 day trip before school. And as we were pontificating this, we got a call from a realtor about a cancellation on a beachfront property - were we interested? Were we interested?! Hell yes we were!
The week that was available was the same week that we had family staying with us for a long weekend, so we told them - and they were psyched because they could join us for 2 days. And of course, we extended the invite to our sisters/sisters in law/brothers/etc - which made for a really fun time! But before we left for the beach - we had a small family reunion at our house. It's been just a crazy busy 8 days of parties for us all... concerts, amusement parks, parties, beach house - does it get any better?
Were we exhausted when we got home? You betcha!
But it was in a great way....and I can't wait to do it again.
Next time though.....it will be a 2 week trip.