We had a great 4th of July. We went to Topsail Island to the Webber Beach Cottage from Friday night through Wednesday night. It was awesome. The cottage had been completely redone by Aunt Peggy and she did an amazing job. We spent the week with Aunt Peggy, Uncle Larry, Jennifer, Aunt Trisha, Jay, Aunt Doris, Chris, Midge, and Katie. It was fun to see some of the Webber/Fulghum family. Luke had an absolute blast with Katie - they became best friends almost instantly.
We spent everyday on the beach, the boys more than me as it was too hot for a 5 month doubly pregnant woman. Luke went out in the ocean with Lee and jumped the [calm] waves, went on the boogy board (he got really good at it), frolicked in the water, and played in the sand (they built an awesome sand castle). We enjoyed the fireworks on the 3rd courtesy of Surf City. We went to Lee and his cousins' favorite childhood mini-golf place and played a round of mini-golf. The kids loved it, but I think the big kids loved it even more. We enjoyed some yummy ice cream after - there is something so great about a waffle cone of homemade ice cream at the beach.
It was a blast and hard to come home. I love making memories with our family. I look forward to going to the beach house every year and as our kids grow and our family grows it gets even more fun. Some of my favorite memories as a kid were our family vacations (especially to the beach).