Thursday, August 18, 2016


When you are at the beach, you are at the beach...and as the saying goes, if you are lucky enough to be at the beach, you are lucky enough.

There is so much to be thankful for here.

Too often lately, I seem to be too distracted or too tired or too sad to fully appreciate what's right in front of me...but when there is so much right in front of me, even I can't ignore how beautiful it all is.

Doing chores like laundry seems like more fun in a different place- one with tall trees, real trees, right outside the window! When we take the trash out, we smell salty ocean air. We might still be eating cereal for breakfast, but it's different cereal than at home. I'm more likely to say "yes" to requests for juice refills. And with the Olympics on, we've been hanging out late into the evenings together, snuggled up on the sofa and sprawled out the floor cushions, cheering for our favorite athletes, singing along with the national anthem.

It's vacation, and we all needed it.

Stay tuned for some exciting news next week (and a related giveaway!). Until then, go outside and feel the sun on your face. Or the rain, for that matter.