Well, it's finally here. The night before vacation. Usually the time leading up to vacation drags, but this time it flew by. I am sitting for, I think, the first time today after doing 5 loads of laundry, packing, packing and more packing, cleaning, organizing and more cleaning. Oh, and caring for my 3 kids plus Mason. It's been a busy day to say the least.
But tomorrow morning, around 6:30, we are taking off! Our first stop is Maryland to visit family. We will be there Thursday and Friday. It will be so fun to see our family and to see the cousins playing together!
Saturday morning we are off again to Nags Head, NC where our huge rental house is waiting for us! Then begins a week of fun at the beach, lighthouses, hikes, aquarium, restaurants, hot tub, ferry, and so much more. All 5 of us are psyched for vacation and I think what's making it even more fun is that the kids are old enough to understand what we are doing and have so much to look forward to. We haven't taken a vacation in 2 years, so on our last vacation, Lily was 3, Jonah 1 and Kate 5ish months. They were too little to really understand what vacation is. This time is different and we have all been counting down the days until we leave!
We went to the Outer Banks 3 years ago, when Lily was 2 and Jonah not quite 1. I was actually pregnant with Kate on that vacation but didn't know it yet! It was the best vacation we have ever taken, so we are thrilled to be going back.
Just a few of my favorite pics from our first Outer Banks vacation:
Prepare yourselves for a serious picture overload when we get back!