I love summer. That's no surprise. I'm a teacher. The last bell rings and I am out as fast as possible. I love summer. Have I said that already?
So school finished. And when the snow days "stole" a day from the summer, I took leave. So school was officially out on Monday, but I was needed... at the BEACH!
Like two years ago, Colleen and I went for two weeks. Because every teacher needs time to unwind. This time, instead of dogs, Eliana came with us. And instead of pictures of us drinking... there were adorable pictures of my monster at the beach.
Eliana spent the first few days eating sand. And chasing Colleen's niece around the kitchen. She learned how to sit in a chair like a big girl, and how wonderful corn is to eat. We spent almost all day at the beach. Playing in the sand, in a little pool, napping on momma.
Could life be any better?
In the middle of the trip, we paused. We had reason to celebrate! Colleen is getting married this Fall. And so there was a bachelorette party. Filled with dinner, beach, and drinks. And that's all you get to know. Because it's not your business.
When we left Colleen, we were not done with the beach. We spent the weekend with Allan & Gail, on a boat.
Then we spent a week exploring Ocean Pines with Linda. We spent time at the beach, visited the boardwalk, and played in the park.
And then we went home. This was a lovely way to start the summer. We were able to spend time apart, and time together. We were able to be with friends and family. I love the summer. I love playing with our family and friends. And this was the PERFECT way to get us started!