Being Brickner : Summer Vacation

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Vacation

The girls & I went on a little vacay last week with my parents to South Carolina.  This was the first vacation we had taken in a while, and definitely since Avalon was born, since traveling with little kids just kind of terrifies me.  We are very routine-driven around here, and even though I'm all about making the memories with my babes, sometimes it's just easier to do that when you are house is still within driving distance.  Please tell me someone else is as lame as me.

So yes, the packing for three which might have taken seven hours, the driving through the night so the girls would sleep in the car, and the adjustment back to normal life (which still hasn't really happened) - I could have done without all of it.  But!  Every bit was worth it.  The girls had the absolute best time and seeing their little faces light up while adventuring through somewhere entirely new was just magic.  We were able to spend some quality time with my parents and though we missed daddy, he was able to get lots of house projects in while we were gone.  The resort we stayed at was beautiful, it had a crazy amount of pools (with bars!) & a trolley that took you straight to the beach.  Waverly learned how to swim without her floatie and Avalon officially started WALKING!  Moments we will remember forever for sure, there's no doubt that vacations are good for the soul.

My Dress - Waverly's Teal Romper
Now we've been home for a few days and Waverly still keeps asking when the trolley will show up at our door to take us to the beach. ;)

Hope you all had the most fabulous weekend and are having a great week!  Halfway there!
XO

15 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Tell her I wish a Trolley would show up at my door too and take us to the beach... good grief I hate just doing that! lol! So glad you guys enjoyed yourselves! Where in SC did yall go? We are heading up to our favorite place outside of Charleston for my Birthday weekend getaway next weekend! So excited! But First, little miss's tea party! ;)

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  2. Beautiful photos sweet friend! Sounds like an amazing trip. I wish a trolley would show up at my door and take me to the beach!!! That sounds so dreamy.

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  3. I think we all just need to move to the beach! Especially beaches with trolleys!

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  4. Soo much fun! Sounds like such a wonderful family trip! The girls are getting so big and are just adorable! Love those little freckles, too. XO

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  5. Gorgeous gorgeous vacation pictures! And talk about big milestones..no floats & walking!!!

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  6. Land sakes, your girls are so cute! I'm such a stickler for routine and because of that opt to stay home almost all the time. We had to travel for three weeks last month and the not being home/not normal routine/adjusting back to normal routine was rough. BUT we did have fun and memories were made. Though I'm in no rush to make any other long trips anytime soon. Glad you all had fun!

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  7. I'm so glad you had a nice vacation! I can't wait to go to the beach next month. I loved the picture of Avalon walking when you posted it on IG. What a sweet memory!

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  8. Sounds like a successful trip! Which resort did you stay at?

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  9. Go, Avalon, go! I know you are BUSY now, Mama! These feisty little gals of ours aren't much for resting and will be keeping us on our toes. Love your gorgeous photos, and glad that you were able to get away on a little girls trip with your family (though I'm sure you were glad to get back to hubby!)

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  10. so many swimsuits so little time!

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  11. These pictures are precious! The sun bonnet..SWOON.

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  12. Ooh I'd love some info on this resort! We are always looking for new vacation destinations that aren't too far away! And yay for swimming and walking milestones! I'm cracking up about the trolley because Noah was the same way with the train that picked us up when we were in Turks!

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  13. I have a maxi dress that is ridiculously long and tying a knot in the bottom is genius!!! Thanks for the great idea - I think I'm going to wear it a whole lot more now!

    Oh and speaking of traveling with littles - you can do it and it's fabulous! Ellie is 3 and Finnley is just 3 months, we've already had our fair share of trips (Mexico, Canada, and Disneyland in a couple of months) the more you do it the easier it gets!!!

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  14. They are beyond cute! Looks like you guys are having a great Summer! xo

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