Last week, we spent a blissful week with some extended family in the Outer Banks. There were 12 of us in one house right on the ocean, and it couldn't not have been more perfect. We cooked at the house the whole week, which meant we were not running to reservations. This was made possible by the fact that we completely reorganized the kitchen when we arrived:
Instead of trying to capture every day, I want to capture the big memories here. Like beach walks:
Every night, we took crabby walks:
I loved watching these little guys scurry on the beach. However, Aunt Shannon and Aunt Carol felt very differently and only joined us once!
I have no idea how many hours were spent in the pool:
The only time we had to leave the house at a certain time was for a dolphin tour:
We took in the sunsets:
And we spent plenty of time near the ocean, just taking it all in:
We also spent plenty of time in the ocean:
We all took turns grocery shopping, and Issa and I were afeared of the crowds:
But that shopping allowed us to spent plenty of time cooking and eating together:
When we weren't at the water or in the kitchen, we were doing puzzles:
We actually finished four!