Ryan & I were invited to our friend's (Jason & Ivy) wedding at the beach in Southport. We saw this as a perfect excuse to make a beach weekend. With very little begging, we were able to talk our best friends from college into joining us over Memorial Day Weekend. We ended up renting a house in Oak Island/Caswell Beach that was just perfect. The house had an open floor plan, plenty of bedrooms, was very clean, and best of all, right on the beach! We were nervous to see how Madison would handle to sand (would she eat it? be scared of the texture?) and the water. She handled both like a champ and had a blast. Proof below!
Maddie and her bff, Lily, playing the first day.
Not a bad view from the back of our beach house.
Too cute - I can't wait to show this to them when they are graduating from high school.
Seriously? I love this kid!
Ready for dinner!
This is one of those "not-so-perfect" family pictures, but I'm glad we have it.
At the wedding - it was a gorgeous backdrop!
We took the ferry over from Southport to Fort Fischer to take Madison to the aquarium. She enjoyed the fist and it was a great first trip!
I am so bummed that we didn't get a group shot of our friends at the beach house. We've all promised to do it again next year. But, we are thinking to celebrate the big 3-0 we will the leave the kids behind and travel some place tropical! Thanks so much to you all for watching Madison so we could enjoy a grown-up night out!