We left on Saturday and arrived at our private island paradise on Sunday afternoon. When I say we I mean the whole.entire.family. The last time we were together in such a horde for vacation was before any in-laws or kids.
About a minute after this pic was taken stringbain stripped his boxers off in order catch the crab. It worked until we got it back and the poor thing was so scared it went into attack mode. Not in the mood for the possibility of injury, we released crab from his boxer jail.
Thanks to some unexpected rain, we got to "take a break" from the beach and go see the lighthouse on Hunting Island. We called it our history lesson for the week.
I will admit I was a bit depressed leaving such a perfect place. After looking forward to the trip for 4 1/2 months, a week just was not long enough. Once home, I attempted to regain my beach-groove with the fairy-god-mother and a glass of wine on the front porch. I looked through the storm to see this perfect rainbow, which looks like it rests on our house.
I took it as proof that regular life is filled with promises of good things to come.
** The whole family pictures is missing one of my brothers and his wife and 2 more boys. They couldn't make it this trip...but hopefully next time!