We just got home from "the best week of the year" as Nate calls it. We went to Sandbridge, Virginia (near Virginia Beach) with my entire family - 15 total. My parents rented us a great beach house and we had a blast, as always. My family has always been a beach loving family and has been doing beach vacations for as long as I can remember, but this particular annual beach trip is a 4 year old tradition that we love. It is just so fun to get everyone together -- away from distractions like jobs, callings, and housework - to a relaxing environment where the sole purpose of the entire week is to have fun and enjoy each other's company (and eat good food - 3 pounds worth to be exact - arg! - and that's even with running 5 of the 7 days).
Anyway, tomorrow I will post pictures, but for now I will leave you with a line by Harrison that sums up how we're all feeling. I have to preface this by saying that on the way to the airport this afternoon Nate was complaining about how sad he was to go back to reality. So when our plane landed (many hours later) Harrison said, "We're back to Colorado, reality and earth."
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