I have been trying to create a new post since coming back from Myrtle Beach on Saturday, but Blogger decided it wouldn't let me add pics until last night (I am also currently unable to comment on anyone else's blogs, even anonymously. So I am not ignorning you, blog friends! I am reading diligently but have no means to let you know. *Sad face.*)
Anywho...I definitely enjoyed having a week off work and getting some sun (man, I am so pasty!). I love the beach and the sunshine, but there is a "but". We were with my hubby's whole family. And by whole family I mean his mom, stepdad, brother, brother's fiancee, other brother, SIL, 3 month old niece, his SIL's father, her two half sisters (ages 13 and 11) and the 13 year old's friend. In one condo. Granted, there were six bedrooms but let me just tell you that I was way over family vacation by the end.
There were simply too many people who all thought we needed to do everything together, and this ultimately resulted in a meltdown for me on Friday, our last night there. That day happened to be our two-year anniversary, and all I really wanted was to spend time with my husband. We did have a nice lunch together, but at dinner time his brothers insisted on seafood (which I hate) and we ended up at a cheesy seafood buffet. And I started crying because I am a hormonal mess. Long story short, C (my hubby) and I went and ate across the street by ourselves after my meltdown. He told me, "I gave up all-you-can-eat crab legs for you." I love him :)
The other cause of stress for me was my 3 month old niece. Not that she was bad, but it just seemed like SO much work! And at 3 mos old it's not like she DOES anything. I mean, it's cute when she laughs but she just lays there. Kind of boring! So I was also having intermittent moments of panic where I thought, "What the hell did we get ourselves into?!"
All in all, it was a nice trip but I don't think we'll be doing a repeat next year despite the fact that several family members had begun starting sentences with, "Well next year when BOTH babies are here..." No way, José.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, some vacation pics, including an unveiling of my husband's face!
On our anniversary at Barefoot Landing - we have several pics like this (see below).
Our first trip to Myrtle Beach in 2008.
And on our wedding day in OBX.
Also on our anniversary, C bought this all on his own for the nursery :)
He was really excited to learn the name is apparently German.
And last but not least, my beach belly at 28 weeks.
And today's song lyrics, compliments of our usual beach vacation soundtrack, Jimmy Buffett: