Liz, Erica, Jennifer and I decided to do a beach trip right before the kids went back to school. We rented a house in Port Aransas, Texas and loaded up on Friday morning and headed South. The house was about four blocks from the beach and was beautiful... didn't have the amenities we thought it would (like a wine opener and sufficient glasses)... but it worked for four mama's and six kids.
Our first morning we made breakfast and took a pre-beach selfie.
Me and my monkeys
Jennifer and I after the beach and before we went to dinner. We might have had a few cocktails and she may or may not have refused to get actual dressed. There may or may not have been a lot of laughter involved in this afternoon.
Goofy dinner selfie
Day two at the beach... our sand people.
Everyone else decided to go ahead and pack up Sunday afternoon... I decided to stay one more night with my two. I had a great time with the girls but this one night with my two is very very precious to me. We had ice cream...
saw the shark...
and took a long walk on the beach together.
And Monday morning we woke up and gathered our stuff and headed back home via the ferry to Aransas Pass.
It was chaotic at times but this one weekend the summer before school started with three of my besties... I will treasure forever. These are memories that you carry with you and remind you how much a good group of women can sustain you when times are tough. I've been blessed with many many women I can call friends and mentors... and ultimately... family.