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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Spur of the moment.

One of my resolutions this year was to do more fun, on a whim-type things with my family. I love, love, love and crave genuine experiences with them. The problem is that usually things just take so long to plan. When it comes to execution, logistics, with kids and a dog and all that? It rarely works out, and sometimes it just doesn't feel worth it.

But not this time.

On Thursday I happened to notice how gorgeous the weekend ahead of us was going to be. Declan and I had just talked about this being our last free weekend for a while. I mentioned, "hey, the beach with just our little crew would be fun"--and before you know it we were booked and ready to head out at noon the next day. Just like that. All the stars aligned for it to work out, and I'm so glad it did.

Because then we could experience all this together:



We stayed at our favorite little rickety motel. The girl's both slept like crap. But beautiful weather, sand, pool, junk food, and so much fun was enough to make all the good win out, again. It always does.

I love, love, love doing life with them. Especially on a whim. I live for this stuff.

I mean, their faces-clearly having the best time of their friggin' lives ;) (apparently stopping for a picture=worst mom)




16 comments:

  1. It looks like so much fun! Yay for spur-of-the-moment goodness!

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  2. What hotel did yu stay at? I have also been craving a weekend away with my crew! I need to look into this beach!

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  3. Post like this makes my heart burst.. of joy! you have a beautiful family Katie.

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  4. Post like this makes my heart burst.. of joy! you have a beautiful family Katie.

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  5. I love your videos. What great memories for your girls to have. What kind of video camera, or is it your phone, are you using?

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    1. I use my DLSR which has video mode on it :)

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    2. Thanks!! I haven't event given that a try on my camera! I think that will be my goal for the week!

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  6. Haha you weren't kidding about the girl's faces in the family picture on IG! :) Looks like such a fun getaway...I'm super jealous that we are nowhere near close enough to a beach to do a weekend like this!! The girls are so cute.

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  7. Oh how fun! Weekends at the beach are good for the soul (apparently even little ones). I cannot wait to get my little people there this year. Your family is beautiful!

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  8. I loved that video! It looks like such a wonderful weekend getaway. You captured some amazing highlights!

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  9. :) love the positivity and joy q

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  10. What a great idea! Looks like everyone had the best time. Where do you store your videos? Do you put them on DVD's?

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  11. I love watching your family videos. It's like a slice of life that will help you remember all the fun you had on this spur of the moment trip. What fun!

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  12. SO I showed Jimmy this video and we're in love, LOL. We always go to the Carolinas to vacay and this looks like SO MUCH FUN for kids! The Carolinas are amaze, don't get me wrong, but a boardwalk? Rides? And the beach? Sounds like heaven for a kid and judging by your pictures and video it was. So I looked it up and OCNJ is like 2 hours closer than OBX! Sooooo...I'm thinking we should check it out with the kiddos soon!

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  13. i love ocnj! and it sounds like a really fun, spur of the moment trip. :)

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  14. That sounds like so much fun! And inspiring even- I don't know if I've ever taken a trip on a whim like that. Perhaps we should!

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