Once upon a time, a family from Mathews descended upon a pool, and life was not just good, it was grand.
SUNbreros were the norm.
(Sombreros were too.)
The break from Life--and a pool in the back yard--invited smiles.
The crazy-good Thai restaurant we hit in the throes of Seafood City
on the way down also elicited some smiles.
I'm not kidding, folks. The best Thai food I've had in my life (thus far) was somewhere
on the Outer Banks on the way to our destination.. The two below can vouch for it.
But back to the pool.
My seventy-ish parents also loved the pool. If I didn't know better, I'd say they were five going on eight.
This is why I love our vacations together.
Ages go out the door.
(And roles are
happily possibly reversed. Possibly. Happily.)
Our favorite people Baby Sis and Dino joined in the fun again this year.
Dino cooked us some some incredible dinners.
Baby Sis and he kept us thoroughly entertained.
With games called Bullsh** and just general conversation.
It's really hard to be around either one of them and not laugh at anything they say.
For any reason.
At any time.
Of the day or night.
They just make us all laugh.
(Thank you, Baby Sis and Dino.)
We missed Middle Sister, whose birthday occurred during our vacation.
We skyped or I-somethinged or called her to make she knew sure we were thinking of her.
If I haven't mentioned it, and even if I did it's worth mentioning again....we all thoroughly enjoyed the pool.
|C B Father|
One in our midst is leaving the fold for college in a few weeks.
He's definitely ready to go.
He also definitely enjoyed this vacation.
Another in our midst is not a huge fan of the heat and sun, but she was a trooper.
(And she starts cross country and in-car driver's ed today. Speaking of Back to Reality.)
As for me, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
But we all did.
|L to R, Baby Sis, Dino, Wild on Waverly Lane/CB Mother, CB Father, Daughter and Son|
Although we all missed Middle Sis, we were able to make another set of memories for the crazy patchwork quilt that is our life.
I'm eternally grateful for that quilt and for each individual panel that makes up our life.
I love vacation week, and I love my family.