Things you may not know about me:
- I love the beach. Although I typically don’t go in the ocean deeper than my knees, I absolutely love the feeling of sand between my toes, sun on my skin & the sound of waves crashing on the beach. Few places on Earth top that on my personal list of faves. 😉
- I love my family. I’ve posted before about losing my mom over 11 years ago, and my brother over 3 years ago… So I absolutely cherish every moment with my dad & sister.
- My dad remarried in 2010, and my stepmom & her family are awesome. I know not everyone can utter those words, so I wanted to make sure I made note of how grateful I am for that. “Blended” families can be challenging, as we sometimes have YEARS as one family unit, only to have things change (sometimes suddenly, sometimes it’s a gradual change over many years). And change is hard. But sometimes change can lead to really positive things, so it’s important not to fear it.
- I haven’t been on a vacation with my family since I was a child (MAYBE when I was about 12). Until a few weeks ago.
I originally wanted this blog post to be a bit of a “vacation diary” (I even started it two days before I left!) But I decided to try to step away from technology for the majority of vacation (aside from my camera, of course 😉) So I’ll just let the pictures be the “visual diary” for my vacation… Enjoy!