I feel like as my kids get older, the time we have together as a family unit..just the five of us (we were missing Chaz Masterson on this vacation!) is something I no longer take for granted.
We had the pleasure of traveling to Florida about three weeks ago for Spring Break. When we were considering going somewhere as a family and I found out the kids were actually off school for 11 days, I knew we needed to road trip to one of our favorite places on earth, Anna Maria Island, Florida.
We stayed in a beautiful condo that was steps from the ocean. Yes..we drove over 40 hours there and back and yes..its long and exhausting. But this was one of the best weeks of my life. We spent the week enjoying each other. We relaxed. We sat by the ocean. We enjoyed the pool. We played frisbee. We ate great food. We slept in. We watched sunsets. We ate lots of ice cream, We saw dolphins swim by us almost every day. And I took over 2,000 photos of our time there. I am so grateful to have these images and excited to share some of my favorites with you.
With Noah going off to college this fall, this time was priceless. This trip made me realize how precious the time we have together is. And that my kids are pretty darn amazing. Paige is the most positive person I have ever known. She loves everything and the most basic things excite her. She’s hilarious and doesn’t stop talking. Elliot is my comedian. He’s easy going and I know how much he values time with his brother. Noah has grown up so much. He’s ditched the somewhat teenage attitude and he’s so funny and I love being around him. Its crazy to think that he won’t be a part of my daily routine in a few short months. So that’s why this time honestly meant so much..