Spending a good amount of time away from the Arizona heat has been really nice this summer. After a very intense semester, some serious vacation time was needed, and we felt like we really, really got that.
A few moments I will always remember from this trip:
making/eating a considerable amount of guacamole every single day (we had to use all the farm avocados before they went bad!)
hearing Brooke & Jack strumming on the guitar periodically throughout the day
helping my artistic mother assemble a huge family tree banner--a creative project no one should take on alone!
boogie boarding with Jordan. Sans baby, side by side, literally catching a wave together so close we were high-fiving. Awesome!
eating at this Mediterranean restaurant (twice) and having the best falafel I've ever had
knowing that I had really let down when, after a family movie I got up and danced a wild jig ...Hyper much?
going to church straight from the airport (where we had just returned from a camping trip in UT) in our street clothes. In California. In a gorgeous double chapel church building.
Having Milo fall asleep in my arms on the beach. That right there is real mother relaxation and paradise
watching three firework shows from our porch and balcony. Amazing!
taking long walks around the community to admire the charming beach homes and cottages
cooking wholesome meals together as a family
Jordan losing his wedding ring in the ocean (Okay, maybe I don't want to remember this one :(
taking pictures for the Beus' family and getting to know how genuine they were. They were so sweet with Milo!
getting pizza with the Nobles with an incredible view and after, some ice cream at MooTime. I hadn't been in years and it was much missed!
These pictures alone make us want to be back there already. Recent life circumstances have instilled a new mantra for our life together: to collect moments, and not things. Here's to creating those memories through the people we meet, the places we go, and the dreams we chase!