ahhhh is all i can say! i love coming to the beach! yesterday we packed our bags and the whole sumrak family headed down to north carolina for the annual beach trip. lisa had outdone herself and gotten us a gorgeous (and huge.... i've never been in a house with 8 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms) cottage, which is right by the atlantic ocean - it literally takes us a minute to walk over to the beach. it is so nice to get away from the hectic world and just gather together as family and spend a week relaxing.
or, not just relaxing...we went running barefoot along the ocean last night, and ended up running 3 miles! yeah, it's not much for everyone else, but i am over the moon happy about it :D it's nice that thomas challenges me, and to see the progress along the way. and needless to say, i have trouble walking today. good thing today is sunday, and we don't have anything else than relaxing planned for the day. tomorrow we will start our laying on the beach time!
life is so great. i love the family that i married into, and i feel so very lucky to get to be a part of it. i also feel gratitude of the possibility that we have to spend this time together, and also travel to finland in a week and a half (!!!). we are very blessed, in so many ways.