We headed out as soon as family camp was over and drove to Hilton Head, SC. We had a house for the week with my mom and dad and brother, sister-in-law, and nieces. By the end of the week we were ready to sign up for the following summer. What a great week! I took a few pictures to prove it.
Avery did his best to dig up the beach.
What you're about to see next defies explanation. At least I caught it all on camera.
All of these pictures were taken slightly before The Great Jellyfish Attack of 2010. I was standing in the water with Amelia, Shannon, Jonathan, and my dad. Suddenly Amelia started screaming, then my dad and brother grabbed their legs too. I high tailed it out of the water with the kids in tow, hoping it didn't have it in for me and Shannon as well. It was near the end of the week, thankfully, so it didn't curb too much wave fun. Amelia looked like she had been thrashed thoroughly with a piece of barbed wire. She was very brave though, and it had to hurt more than she let on.
We headed back to the house after our trek to the lighthouse, and then went back to the same place in the car to check out the play ground.
We enjoyed hanging out in the house too. I read two books while on vacation, a first in about seven years.
Lisa's birthday was the day after we would go our separate ways, so we celebrated in advance.
It was a wonderful week, and a fantastic way to end the summer. I decided after vacation that fall could come and I wouldn't complain too much. Because fall always asks me, after all. I do miss swimming weather and I dislike the shortening of the days. It makes me feel claustrophobic with the dark closing in on both sides during hours when it's supposed to be light. But since I said I wouldn't complain too much, I'll quit now.
The days fell back into their regular routine upon our return home, including the school routine.
I hope to post the next installment of The Hopelessly Belated Himstedt Chronicles soon. See ya than!