We spent last week in Seaside, Florida, and I’m in recovery mode this week. It was such a relaxing vacation this year…but honestly it was the quickest week ever. It just seemed to fly. And usually I take so many pictures…once more my pregnant slacker self just took a little more laid back approach this time…which seems to be happening in every facet of my life right now.
Our rental place was outdated…think Brady Bunch (or Mad Men?), but it worked perfectly for us and I fell in love with it instantly. I think the family had just started renting it out-it was a family gathering spot for generations. It had such a sweet sentimentality about it. As old as the house was it was in pristine condition inside and out-very well taken care of. You know how much I love the beautifully decorated Seaside houses, but there was something a little more genuine “beach cottage” here.
A beautiful shell collection in the front hallway-my little ones loved this.
Cutting edge-about 40 years ago?
You needed to see a close-up of that paneling in the kitchen didn’t you?
We spent most of our time at the beach of course- we had the most beautiful weather, every minute of every day. Lucky ducks we were.
The Easter Bunny put kites in the Easter baskets.
We rented a paddle board for 3 days and it was well-used…even once by pregnant old me…although getting on that thing was quite a feat.
Abbey took this picture…yes the water is really that color and the sand is perfectly soft squishy sand.
Isaac and his friend went way way way out and did some diving and shell hunting.
Someone remind me to buy Matthew some sunglasses and a hat next time-he has my sun sensitive eyes.
Abbey and a friend went paddle boarding one day and neither were crazy about sea life. One time a school of leaping fish went right over the paddle board, and from the screams that followed I think every beach-goer far and wide thought these two girls were being eaten by sharks.
We saw Isaac for about 5 hours the entire week. To eat and/or to get money to eat. I did get to spend about 20 minutes with him to take his Senior pictures. The one thing I think is so great about this place (or that works well for us with our wide range of ages) is that I can give the older kids freedom and I feel it’s completely safe…and no driving involved for the most part.
Abbey’s bike-how cool is that.
A perfect reading corner.
A few more coming up soon-then I have to get back to real life.