Recently, my mom and I took some time off of work and ventured to Wilmington, NC/Wrightsville Beach to visit our family, and we left wishing we could have stayed longer! It was such a wonderful weekend filled with quality family time and relaxation on the beach. Here are some of the best parts!
The beach weather was perfect! We spent a lot of time jumping over waves, suntanning and reading (this is one of my favorite beach activities — I was reading Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, which I highly recommend!)
We had a delicious dinner at Landfall on Sunday night. Apart from being delicious, it was also just nice to spend time all together as a family! There were 12 of us there, including Reid (who loves to make silly faces in every single picture.) When we left the sun was beginning to set, and this is one of several sunset pictures I took on the trip!
The trip wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the iconic Boombalatti’s ice cream shop in Wilmington. We’ve been coming here for years and the ice cream gets better every time! I got my usual, chocolate fudge brownie with sprinkles (yes, sprinkles) on a cake cone. Yum!
Monday night we walked on the beach during sunset and some of us took these awesome family photos. The beach was a great backdrop for them and I’m so glad we have these to look back on from our trip! Of course, I had to get a “cousins” picture with my favorite boys. They are growing up (really fast, by the way. Am I old?) and I love getting to witness it, because they truly are the sweetest and funniest!
And last but not least, some of the pictures of the beautiful sunsets we saw on our trip (some taken by me, some by my family.) Lately, I’ve been documenting every pretty sunset I can, and these were a happy addition!
This trip was so needed and so appreciated. I got to spend quality time with my family (a sure way to make my heart happy), hang out at the beach (my skin is no longer ghostly pale!) and relax a little bit. ‘Til next time, Wilmington!