5 Minutes for Me

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Summer Kickoff Weekend! May 27, 2014

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Free time, family time, fun time, food, and a few hours of time alone with my husband, now that’s a nice long weekend. Saturday afternoon we packed up the kids and the car a headed done the shore to my aunt and uncles house in Point Pleasant. They had a packed house as per usual; I think there were about 11 of us staying over this weekend plus 5 more for a party on Sunday. I can never say thank you enough they let everyone stay for parties and at different points all throughout the summer.

So we get there Saturday and just hang out and relax, the weather was not on our side so we inside, but we had a nice big dinner and everyone hung out and enjoyed the company. Sunday morning was gorgeous, and my husband and I we up early so we headed to the beach before it opened for a walk by the ocean, we did get our feet a little wet, and on the boardwalk while everything was still calm and quiet.  We were there for about an hour we enjoyed our time alone got in a nice walk and got out just as everything was starting to open and people starting flocking to the beach. The rest of the morning and the afternoon were spent outside by the pool, my kids and at least half of my family went in the pool, I dipped my feet in and that was it for me. I was a beautiful day, we ate we drank we played games talked laughed and of course listened to some good music. Then I decided to do something crazy I got my husband to drive me my uncle, my two kids and my two cousins over to the boardwalk for a few hours. To say it was packed would be an understatement there were people everywhere. I do think however that we were in the least crowed area, we were over by the bigger rides and over there you could actually walk from one ride to another with a bit of personal space, that was not the case anywhere else, except maybe on the beach. The lines were not bad the kids were good and they really had a good time so for me it was worth it. It did take a bit of doing to get out of there and my poor husband spent about ½ an hour getting to us, it’s usually a 10 min ride. We took a different way out of there because we couldn’t turn around but we made it back to the house just fine.

Sunday we woke up early again for another quiet walk on the beach before waking the kids and packing up to go home, it was another beautiful day and I did not want to leave. We did get lucky and have a quick ride home, love that. We spent the day at home in the yard and did a bit of grilling in the afternoon. It was suck a wonderful weekend I am looking forward to a fun summer with lots of trips to the shore.