Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Weekend Getaway

This past weekend was a weekend of first Mother's Day, our first family vacation, and Isaiah's first trip to the beach! Brian had to shoot a wedding in Emerald Isle, so we decided to tag along for the ride. We were so glad that we did!

There is something magical about a child discovering sand for the first time. Isaiah loved it.

He quickly buried his legs and was too busy playing to smile for the camera again.

Since Brian would be gone most of the day Saturday and it was too cold to swim, we decided to stay in nearby Beaufort, where we could walk around and explore the town. If you live in NC and haven't been to Beaufort, you are missing out! Seriously, this is the cutest little town. It's full of good food, friendly people, and beautiful old houses just begging you to peek inside.  This particular weekend was their annual music festival, so Isaiah and I got to listen to great bands playing as we walked along the waterfront and checked out the local boutiques. One of my favorites...the Rocking Chair Bookstore, where Isaiah burped louder than any grown man, and had everyone in there laughing out loud. This kid has a gift of making friends wherever we go.

Across the waterway wild horses roamed the islands. Brian snapped this picture as we were driving along the waterfront the first night we were there.

It was a very special weekend. Brian and I both treasure the memories we have from family vacations we took growing up. Hopefully, this is the first of many to come for our new family of three.

P.S. Let me know if you ever go to Beaufort and I'll tell you the best place to stay, the best places to eat, and the best little secret local beach. You're going to want to go there. =)