1) Family Time-We have not taken an entire week off together in - NEVER! My husband usually works for Spring Break. I normally take time off and hang out with my kids. We do weekend trips, or staycations but never actually plan to get away from it all.
2) Location-I love the beach. I did not realize how much my little girl loved the beach too. Why do I love the beach? The beach is a fun place. I love reflecting on the beach. I love listening to the ocean. Seeing the beauty of the sky meeting the land. It did not matter where we would have went as long as we were together. But the beach did make a perfect spot for us to enjoy ourselves, each other, and it's beauty.
3) Memories-A vacation sometimes is not all fun, happy, joy-joy times. Most of the time we forget something, we get lost, kids have tantrums, etc... but even those memories one day will be funny stories or things you miss once your kids grow up. I am learning to let go. I am a very controlling person and this hard. I am a perfectionist and forgetting, losing, or under planning really suck for us. Lately I am spending more time laughing at myself, laughing with my kids, instead of stressing out, I laugh, laugh hard.
A specific moment I am learning to let go is the perfect shot. I put my kids in a spot, expect to pose and smile, and then it happens. They move, no smile, closed eyes, etc... My husband loves getting the moment shots. He has been telling just take the picture. Remember those moments who cares if it is the perfect shot. And guess what, those have been become the shots I am loving. Check some of them out from this vacation:
Have you been to SPI? Do you hit the beach? When was your last vacation? What places do you like to visit with the family to unwind?