My parent bought a beautiful new beach house in the Outer Banks this year and I got the chance to finally see it over winter break. So we drove down after Erin's wedding, arrived at 2:30am, got pulled over once, and spent the weekend relaxing. We played banana grams, took walks, and did lots of snacking. We love our little beach town it's our home away from home.
We were there over new years and had some friends that happened to be down as well so we did some celebrating together. We had dinner and played our beach minute to win it games. We also partook in one of their traditions of releasing balloons to say farewell to the last year and welcome the new year. We wrote down things we wanted to let go of from the last year and wishes for the next year, attached them to our balloons and let them go.
The next morning, I woke up without power and this view out of the window: