One of his friends from the Marine Corps was getting promoted and he asked Ben to attend the ceremony and pin him. It was quite an honor to be asked and something Ben did not want to miss. He requested the days off from work, but we didn't find out until Friday night if he would get the time off. Thankfully he did! We headed out Sunday night after he got off work (got there about 1 am and had a rough night getting Isaac to sleep at the hotel) and came home on Wed. It was a quick, but very much needed trip.
*all packed and ready to go!
*we lived the fancy life at Motel 6 (can't beat the price and proximity to the beach)
*feet in the sand for the first time in over a year!
*me and my sweet boy at the beach
*father and son
*feet in the ocean for the first time ever
*feet in the sand for the first time ever (and loving it)
*the best coffee cake ever (Beach Break Cafe in Oceanside)
*his new hat: the ice bucket
*afraid to get in the ice-cold water
*me and my happy boy
*pointing at the trash truck
*pointing at the birds
*relaxing on the hotel bed
*the hazy marine layer (that I miss so much!)
*34 weeks pregnant
*snacks on the hotel floor with dino
I cannot tell you how nice it was to get away for a few days, and to spend our time at the beach. I told Ben at breakfast on Monday that it felt like we were on vacation in Hawaii (that's how much I needed a vacation!). But seriously, the moist air, the cool breeze, the sound of the waves pounding the beach, the warm sun. It was perfect. We decided that from now on, we are going to take all of our vacations to Oceanside. If we can get there every year, we will. Because we love it. that. much. The end.