It was a whirlwind, but such a good one. We started spring break by packing up and heading to North Carolina, specifically, the Outer Banks. Now I won't lie and tell you it was the perfect vacation, although in many was it really was. The weather was so-so, chilly, windy, and sporadically sunny at best. We did get two decent beach days, though. Really, I was going just to relax, rain or shine, warm or chilly, and spend time with the family (sans oldest daughter who had to work). And we did just that! Plus, I got to read and watch movies and exercise every day. Heaven!
We always stay at Corolla Light (sounds like a beer, I know). It's very family friendly, and my girls can be somewhat independent, biking for ice cream or shopping without mom and dad hovering like the helicopter parents we are. The other great thing about an OBX spring break beach trip is that the condo prices are so much cheaper than they are in the summertime!
The sisters had time to reconnect, too.
Family lunch. Yay! No packing up school/work lunches for an entire week.
The trip was a blur, over in a flash. But I can honestly say I rested, something I rarely do.
We arrived back home the Saturday before Easter. Lots to do for the holiday. This was the view from my bedroom window on Easter morning. Breathtaking, and because I was still in relaxation mode, I actually stopped to soak it in.
The decorations were up before we left, obviously. And I went grocery shopping as soon as the car was unpacked.
These cute eggs were from Michael's.
We have a tradition in our family. The Easter Bunny leaves a trail of jelly beans from the girls' bedroom doors to the living room, where the filled baskets await. The girls gather them up on their way down. And, yes, they eat them, dust bunnies, dog hair, and all.
A few more decorations, also from Michael's.
Who doesn't love a crazy girl in sponge rollers?
Off to church, of course.
Then it was time for the egg hunt. Ninety-eight eggs filled with junk.
The girls found ninety of the eggs. The rest will be shredded by the lawn mower, I suppose.
Just what we needed—more food.
Now it's back to reality, and y'all know what that means—laundry, cleaning, more grocery shopping, work, bills, etc. Such great memories, however. I hope every single one of you had a blessed holiday.