If you ever watch our wedding video one of my bridesmaids, Lori, repeatedly talks about future family vacations. We've imagined them since we were fourteen years old. Fast forward 15 years from those high school days and 3 years from that wedding video and we took our first family vacation together with two other couples in 2009. It was on that trip that Joe and I announced we'd soon be a family of three (little did we know we'd actually be a family of four!) and on that same trip we celebrated the recent engagement of one of the couples and the upcoming wedding of another couple. Beach days were lazy, corn hole games were competitive, hot tub sessions were frequent, nights were late, days were casual, walks were long, bikinis were abundant, dinners out were enjoyable, and the drinks flowed easily.
|The Sheltons, Davises, Watsons, and Stewarts|
|The Hales, Watsons, and Sheltons|
Of course we all felt like just when we hit our stride and settled into 'vacation mode' by mid week it's time to start packing up in just a couple days.