Earlier this month, we were blessed to get to spend 10 days at Wrightsville Beach, NC, with Fax’s family! This trip was filled with beach time (now that I’m a little older and care less about being tan, it was mostly spent under an umbrella… which is so much better, what have I been thinking!), boating, swimming, relaxing, and fun with the family.
We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary while we were there with a nice dinner, ice cream and evening walk in downtown Wilmington.
We were also there on the 4th of July, and we picnicked with a big crowd to celebrate. Fax’s dad grew up in Wilmington and knows lots of folks there. It was fun to see everyone decked out for the 4th.
One of my favorite beach activities is summer bingo at the yacht club. I was hoping to win a Snickers bar, and lady luck was on my side this year. Plus we got some cash!
I couldn’t tube or ski this year, but I love watching Fax and his brother Ned at their many talents on the water.
Tucker does not like to be alone, but at the beach he conquers his fear in the name of sunning on the porch. He could sit out there all day.
Another thing Tucker does not like is to get wet. So this is the closest we come to him swimming :).
Speaking of swimming, it was so fun to see our nephew Ward growing in independence and personality. He is quite the little swimmer!
And next year, we’re hoping t0 have 3 water babies! Because Fax’s sister Heath and I are both pregnant! She is due about 6 weeks before we are. It has been fun to be pregnant at the same time, and I’m looking forward to a lifetime of fun as we watch the same-aged cousins grow. Neither of us know the gender of our babies, so the fall will be full of joy and surprise all around!
Ten days is just enough to turn your brain to mush and help you refocus on what matters. Fax’s parents and his siblings are a constant blessing to us. But if I had to boil it down to one thing I love most about them, it’s their care for others. Through a lifetime of living this way, they’ve become naturals at perceiving and seeking to meet the needs of others. They take the time it takes to cultivate relationships with people, and it’s very inspiring to be around. Thanks to them for a fun trip!
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind. And Love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)