We spent last week at the beach in Kill Devil Hills–a rental property across the street from the ocean. We quickly established a daily routine: breakfast, morning at the beach, lunch, afternoons at the pool, snacks, dinner, a movie and/or card games, reading, writing (me), more snacks, and bed.
Food is important in the Dougherty household. Children, grandchildren, old folks–we all like to cook and we enjoy eating what we cook up together! Lots of laughing and lots of talking happen then. The young adults (college students who stay up late and regularly sleep till noon) roused themselves earlier at the beach. We enjoyed their sleepy-eyed company. The younger kids are always “in the moment” like playful puppies who can talk.
It was nothing special; it was all special. Family is everything.