Things I know to be true:
The swing at Grandma & Grandpa's is the best.
The kids love swinging and I'm actually pretty sure my parents really love pushing them too. The mutual joy there is a favorite thing.
Simon loves, loves, loves being at the beach. And if there are smores available there, well, all the better.
These two. Well, there's lots of "he won't let me be the line-leader" and "she's touching me" and "he/she isn't sharing" but when it's good, it's really good.
The word thankful doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about my parents.
My sweet dog Lily is pretty close to 12 and when she gets to the beach she thinks she's 2.
A blizzard taste-test is a really fun thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. The winner seemed to be a tie between the strawberry cheesecake and the banana split (my personal favorite).
I have super fun friends and family who get the photo-taking, crab-eating, long-walking, margarita-drinking, and adore my kids.
That the adventures my Dad has taken my kids on will be remembered their whole lives.
I love, love, love the beach too.
Photos above were taken by me, my Mom, and Katie (which makes it fun as we all get different angles).