I don’t really need to say too much more about this last post. All that you need to know is that it’s tradition that one of the last (if not the last) nights at the beach is sacred; reserved specifically for family pictures…usually all while wearing the same outfit, because we’re just that cool.
Like, here is the gang from 2007:
…and another one from waaay back in 2004!
D’aaaw… so young. So innocent.
This year was no exception. After doing this so long, we’ve practically got this group picture thing down to a science. A process that once took at least two hours now takes us just 20 minutes! Or at least…it would if we could keep our kiddos wrangled and still long enough 😉 We even sneaked in a few Hardinge family pics before the group all made it over to the beach.
A quick outfit change and we were ready for primetime family pictures. Let me see your jazz hands, everyone!
And then, yeah…whatever this is.
Bros before…mamas? Ha! I love these guys 🙂
We stayed up at the beach way past bedtime, soaking in every last of sand, sea air, and family.
All blissfully unaware of the weekend from travel hades that awaited us.
Yeah, never mind. I’m just not getting into that part. The trip was way too good to end talking about such a terrible ordeal.
Sandbridge, you’ve won me over. Your your wide open & low-key beaches, your quiet back waters, your towny bar…I’ve been an OBX lifer, but I think it may be time for a change. The fam had an absolutely amazing time; this was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And while the tan lines will fade, hopefully the memories we made will last a lifetime.
After all, isn’t that what a beach trip is all about?