My Beach Boys

July 27, 2010

It was 5am last Friday, the same time I begin work every day. I like to edit first thing in the morning with a hot cup of coffee until the boys bring their sleepy summer heads downstairs. But as I sat there, it suddenly struck me that Summertime, my favorite time of the year, would be over before I knew it. How many more weekends would we have for a quick getaway to the beach? I grabbed my busy Session Calendar, flipped through the pages, and realized that last weekend was our only chance. I called my hubby, who’s always up for an adventure, and he was all for it (I love that about him!). And within 2 hours, I had booked two nights at the Gulf. We spent the rest of the day doing laundry and packing, and we were giddy about our spontaneous trip.

We really only had one day to enjoy, because by the time we fought weekend rushhour traffic outta Atlanta, we didn’t arrive till late Friday night. But that one day was totally and completely worth it!!! Every second of sitting in traffic, every mile we counted on the way there and back. Every penny spent on accommodations. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

There was absolutely no tar on the beach – it was beautiful. The surf was a little rough, just the way the boys love it!! Check out the Slideshow I put together of our day… the last part features just my little Cole. We snuck out of the house Sunday morning while everyone was still sleeping. The sun was just rising, and the beach was empty. He stopped to pick up a little seashell, and later looked at me through its little hole sculpted by waves as we walked the boardwalk back to our place. It was awesome. My Beach Boys

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