Sometimes I really underestimate the power of a few days away. It seems like all the hassle that goes into packing up two kids and a pregnant momma for a mini-getaway just isn’t worth it, until you are sitting on the beach in the sun listening to the surf. A family friend had offered us his home in Charleston, SC for a long weekend, so we went with my parents and had such a fun weekend! We all got a bit too much sun and too little sleep and had a blast. We came home so refreshed and thankful!
One of our favorite times to be on the beach is at sunrise or sunset, when the lighting is just gorgeous.
The next day, since we had all gotten a bit too much sun the day before, we decided to head into Charleston for the day instead of being out on the beach. We ended up happening upon some really fun, cool things like the bustling Charleston farmer’s market (and we regretted that we had already eaten breakfast) and a wonderful lunch spot with live music under white tents by the wharf. It was an absolutely gorgeous, perfect day to be out and we just lingered and enjoyed it.
See that sign that says “Beignets?” That was our next stop. 🙂
Dad waiting in line for the beignets. And they were incredible! We wandered on and found pony rides for kids for $3.00. Our little girl had her first ride on a pony and loved it so much.
Then we headed down King Street all the way to Battery Park. Here’s my girl with my parents. It was so fun to do this trip with them and make these memories together. It was our first time doing a “beach trip” together and we had so much fun and just were so thankful for their help, too. They did lots of carrying kiddos on these walks. 🙂
Then we hit Battery Park and I snapped a billion pictures because it was gorgeous and so full of childhood memories for me.
Then we were headed out of Charleston back to the house when we passed this cute little restaurant with white tents and BBQ smoking and we just had to stop. I’m so glad we did! It was the best BBQ I’ve ever tasted.
Our last day, we enjoyed time on Sullivan’s Island and being back out on the beach. My parents also watched the kids while Brandon and I stole away on bikes and had a lovely little outing on trails around the house we were staying in.
We’re so thankful for any time we get to steal away as a family and I hope you have some time away with your family and loved ones this summer as well!