This past weekend, the hubby and I took a couple days off to head to the beach and celebrate nine years together! I can't believe it's been that long, it seems like just yesterday I was like, "but we're still newlyweds at year three, four, five, right?" Ah, how the time flies! It turned out to be quite the interesting vacation, with a funny mix of good & bad. Personally, I believe God was providing us opportunities to learn how to be more flexible and roll with things (aka: Life with a Baby). But I also believe we were rewarded with the good for working together well and not getting (too) angry.
The trip started out with a dead car battery. After we got that car jumped and to the shop (and realized we weren't going to hit our 7am ETD) we arrived several hours later at the hotel to find not only was our room ready (hooray!), but we'd been upgraded to a suite! Apparently the hotel computer "knew" we'd been cheating on this particular location of the chain of hotels that we like to stay in and was luring us back! Creepy? Yes. Awesome? Also yes. We unloaded our bags and headed to the beach, where it was actually quite cool and windy (boo). Whatever, we still dipped our toes in the ocean and enjoyed an hour or so there. The next day our standup paddleboard lesson was rained out (boo) but we explored some neighborhoods, I hit some boutiques (BIG HOORAY!) and we chilled out at B&N's Starbucks with some new books (me: baby books hubby: philosophy, of course). This back & forth kind of stuff went on the rest of the weekend (including a firedrill at the hotel during our favorite show's season finale! Whatever, at least we weren't in the Jacuzzi!) but overall it was a great trip. A perfect Anniversary/Babymoon with lots of rest and relaxation. And of course, some shopping. Can't wait to show y'all what I got! But first, here are some pics we snapped during our trip, mostly during the Historic District walking tour, which I highly recommend if you are ever in Wilmington!
This wrought iron gate and mossy bricks made for a great shot. I would love to shoot here every day!
This church was so pretty!