One of the best things about moving to a new place is exploring and discovering new family favorites. This past weekend, we piled in the car and headed to the coast to visit family. They live just a short drive away from the beach, and we spent the bulk of our visit there. Saturday was cloudy and rainy, and we had to wait it out in our cars a couple of times. But eventually, the sun came out.
And so, we spent a lot of time digging in the sand and building castles (and boats and houses and parks and...).
And we spent a lot of time getting re-acquainted with the Atlantic Ocean. I had forgotten how warm it is, and I so loved watching M discovering this for himself.
While spending time in the beach was lots of fun for everyone, the best part was, without a doubt, re-connecting with family. Having lived in Seattle for so long, we rarely got to see them, unless we were all going to a family reunion or other celebration. Getting to spend time together, and being welcome by them into their home for the weekend really has helped to get us energized and excited about having made this move. I am so grateful to have them nearby and to see M making those family connections we so craved for when we lived out West.
Thank goodness for beach weekends and for re-connecting with family. And now, time to get back to unpacking and getting settled.