The summer was slipping through my fingers and I realized more than halfway through that I was desperate for a family trip to the beach. My son and I had been to Florida with my family in May, but I wanted us ALL to be together. The reality of planning a last minute beach trip with a does-not-like-car-rides/head-strong/fiesty/restaurant-terror one year old PLUS a four year sounded exhausting. But that was the thing…. I was just sorta EXHAUSTED. All the time. Nothing serious – just (and I say JUST, haha) the usual momma tiredness. A beach trip with two small children would not be restorative. At all. But I knew it would be in other ways – because I was craving memories with my children in an environment where I was completely focused on THEM. No house to clean, photos to edit, emails to write… just us. I will always be the first to admit that I am a 10x more of a stellar mom when I take my kiddos out of the house to do things rather than stay at our home.
So we headed to Galveston for a few days. It was a short trip. Yet when you all share a bed and start your day at 4:30am on the beach, it does seem to be a bit longer :).
Anyhow, mission accomplished. These are some of my very favorite memories with my family together. And Galveston is gorgeous, by the way.