After much consideration, we decided to travel to the beach for our annual family vacation. We are thankful to see that all protocols are in place here, and the health and safety of visitors are of the utmost importance to everyone here. We are making adjustments as well, which honestly, are perfectly fine with me! We are eating in more, with the exception of a couple favorite places that require reservations and offer restricted seating. We are forgoing the usual activities in favor of movie nights together by the light of the Pumpkin Spice Candle I carefully packed.
And speaking of movies...We always have trouble deciding on a movie for all of us to watch. I thought of a way to rectify that this year, and all my people were excited to comply! Each person wrote two movie choices that he or she wanted to watch, keeping everyone else in mind. Each evening, Marian chooses one and sometimes two for a double feature, and we guess who chose that movie. Then we watch it together. We have watched The Nightmare Before Chirstmas, Gladiator, Rapunzel, and Master and Commander so far. And everyone is happy.
The weather has been chilly and windy these first few days, so we have spent time at the pool. Which due to restrictions, is available only by reservation. Perfect. And did you know...I love to swim?!?! And I am actually pretty good at it. I think I may have found my exercise. Too bad it is seasonal, right?
The next few days look to be better, so I will be down at the beach, slathered in sunscreen, under an umbrella, with my sunhat. The kids will run into the waves, jump, and swim. Flynn will make castles in the sand, and Steve and I will sit with Marian talking about how peaceful the ocean is, how quickly the years pass, and how thankful we are that the kids still want to spend time with us here.
I hope your week is happy and healthy, my friends.
Thank you for visiting. I will be back around to visit soon!