Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day weekend

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand, we’re back.

We just returned from another weekend away – Will had a law conference in the Outer Banks, NC (roughing it again, I know) and we stayed an extra day to celebrate Mother’s Day in style.  But if it sounds like every Tuesday I write a post about ‘our weekend away’ you are absolutely correct.  It feels like we’ve been gone every weekend since the first of March and I am so excited to spend the next foreseeable weekends at HOME (and yes, I’m sure I’ll start getting wanderlust in two weeks’ time, but I’m willing to chance it at this point).

We certainly went out with a bang though.  The conference was at The Sanderling Inn in Duck, North Carolina, a beautiful resort town we were lucky enough to catch just as it was waking up from its winter hibernation and spreading its summertime wings. 

The weather was perfect – some sun, some clouds, temperatures in the 70s.  I even managed to get too much sun on my shoulders after spending all Saturday terrified that F&G were going to get sunburned.  They walked away unscathed.

And speaking of Frances and George, they were in heaven.

Slathered with sunscreen and ready for the beach.

Frances, the fearless water bug, somehow convinced her father to take her in the ocean so they could go “up and over the waves,” her all-time favorite beach activity.  I think it lasted all of five minutes (not even enough time for a picture) before she realized just how frigid the Atlantic Ocean is in mid-May.

Isn't this gorgeous?  We toured the Currituck Beach Lighthouse (above) and the Wright Brother's memorial (below picture).  Both were breathtaking.  I love the weeping willow in this picture though - it doesn't get more classically Southern than that.

And as for me – once Will’s meetings ended on Saturday, he let me have oodles of alone time.  I was able to take a long run, finish my book and start a new one (my version of heaven), and take in the sights and sounds of an ocean view.

This was our one family beach vacation this year, so it was hard to pack-up and say goodbye.  But now we are all officially refreshed and worn out at the same time—Will is back to working too much, the kids are happy to be sleeping in their own beds again, and I’m ready to stay rooted here as long as possible.

Home Sweet Home

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


  1. I love the upside down sunglasses. I'm dying!

    1. I know, right?! There is a 50% chance of getting the glasses on right and the kid manages to put them on upside down 100% of the time.

  2. you have just a beautiful home...loving it!!!!!!!

    1. You are TOO KIND, Emilia! I look at that picture and just see my endless 'to-do' list. Or rather, Will's endless to-do list!

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