We always took vacations when I was a kid, and I've even been able to take a few on my own. I love the adventure of going new places or seeing new things, but my heart is always one place--the beach. I've said it before on this blog, but I just know that I am my best self when I'm at the ocean. Growing up, we would go with my mom's side of the family to Daytona Beach, where there would be a big reunion of families that met there since my mom was a kid. We didn't go every year, usually every five or so, but it just seemed like everyone was so much happier when we were all together at ocean.
|My first time in the ocean at 18 months|
|Matching swimsuits--a cousin must!|
|I mean, aren't those some happy looking people?|
At the ocean, I love to get up early so I don't miss the sunrise and wait every evening for the sunset. I'm much better at sitting still when I'm laying on a towel in the sand. For a girl from the Midwest, it's strange to say, but I really feel like my heart is at the ocean. It's been almost two years since I was last on a trip there and I'm really missing the sand everywhere and the salt water breeze. I'm hoping to remedy that this fall, but if I don't, next summer--it's on!
|My beach buddy, Amber and me|
|Bonus ocean shot!|