Making memories with children cultivates happiness. Shared memories can foster a loving, healthy environment for the entire family unit. Each year for the past five years my family has spent a week together at Hilton Head, S.C. There are currently nine of us and next year, with our new addition, we are planning on ten. Once our children graduated from college and began to set up their own households, we decided we needed to begin a tradition that would bring us all together. We needed a place that was far enough away from home and work that those "workaholics" in the family would not be tempted to check in but close enough that we didn't waste a lot of time traveling. The first year there, we fell in love with the bike trails, golf courses, ocean, shopping, horse stables, restaurants and many other things about that beautiful island. Our days are fun filled and our evenings are spent grilling out, playing board games, cards and putting together jigsaw puzzles. A lot of good conversation at the dining room table! This year we burned the midnight oil and managed to put together 5 puzzles. Fun Times!!
Sharing a moment with hubby on a cold winter day!
|The little guys had a blast on the beach with Mommy|
|What a way to bring in the New Year!!|
|Our little sand angel!|
|Hours and hours of bike riding|
|On my bike and ready to cruise|
|Lots of exercise helps with early bedtimes for the little guys|
|Me and my beautiful Mother|
|A rare moment!|
|Having a ball in the sand|