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Snacking Away the Day

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We put a full shift in at the beach and it was AWESOME! Both kids are official beach bums. We camped out from 9 a.m. to after 4 p.m. and had to practically drag them out of the water to leave.

I’m not sure why I’m surprised. I think I was the same way at their age. That was before I got so body conscious as a teen and stopped wearing bathing suits all together.

Sad to think about but happy I’ve grown to realize what’s truly important to me and it’s this…

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All those kids want to do is play. They don’t care what you look like. They don’t notice cellulite or flabby arms. They don’t even care if you’re wearing a one-piece or a bikini.

Today we frolicked, swam, dove, jumped, paddle balled and dug, of course…

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Burying each other is a family tradition. Tomorrow we’re already planning our traditional hole digging day. I’m not sure why but sand digging is very therapeutic for me.

I had a lot of fun keeping my journal. It’s was a “snacky” day. Our plan was to just pack a bunch of snacks for the beach instead of going to lunch. I loved it. The Husband still needed his daily slice so I went with him for the walk but stayed clear of the pizza.

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I didn’t even want it. Plus I knew we would be eating out later.

Here’s the whole day…

  • 6:15 a.m. walk on the beach with Ryan. He was up when I got up so we strolled through the surf for about a half hour. It was gorgeous!
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  • 7:45 a.m. 2 eggs scrambled with a slice of bacon and spinach. I stocked up on the basics for some healthy breakfasts.
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  • 11 a.m. Beef jerky and Sun Chips (Aldi knock-off really) on the beach. Ryan’s finally hopped on the beef jerky bandwagon with me so we split a bag.
  • 12:15 p.m. Black grapes — SO good on the beach!
  • 3 p.m. Peanut Boutter and Whole Grain Ritz “sandwiches” — this is a beach tradition for us. I make a batch in the morning for all of us to share.
  • 5:00 p.m. an ear of corn and some Pop Chips – stomach was growling and everyone was showering. We bought corn on the way in at a farm stand. It’s fantastic!
  • 8 p.m. Dinner out with the whole family. I ordered a coconut shrimp salad and shared a few bites of the table’s nachos.
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    Dinner took FOREVER and so did getting a table so I volunteered to take the kids for a walk while we waited.
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  • 9:30 p.m. Finished Evan’s kid-sized chocolate ice cream again. This time we got rainbow sprinkles.
  • 10:30 p.m. Kids are in bed. The Husband and I are watching Alien and having a couple of Coronas again. Yes, there’s a pattern emerging here. :)

 



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There are 9 comments so far.

    CARLA

    July 13, 2015

    <3 <3 <3

    Sara

    July 13, 2015

    This is what we do when we head out on our sailboat for the day-fill a cooler with drinks and then bring a bunch of snacks instead of lunch, and then we also usually eat out on the way home :) Looks like you had an awesome time!

    Jessica F

    July 13, 2015

    Can you remind me where it is you are? Every year I look at this trip of yours and say “I wanna do that!!!”

      roni

      July 13, 2015

      Seaside Heights, NJ! Love it here. :)

    Joanne

    July 13, 2015

    Looks like a fun vacation for you & the family. Where are you vacationing at, beach & state?

      roni

      July 13, 2015

      Every July we visit the Jersey Shore. Seaside Heights.

    Cindy B.

    July 13, 2015

    http://www.peteandeldas.com/

    Hi Roni! Reading about your vacation and oh so jealous once again :) I’m from NJ and we spent many many years down there. Love it there!! We always stayed in a bungalow in Ocean Beach. It’s just a short way north of you. Great family place, but you will have to drive down to the boardwalk by you if you want the action. lol Any way I see your husband is a real pizza lover so i thought I’d send you the link to this restaurant. My daughter just told me about it yesterday. If you have a rainy day this week you might want to check it out. Not sure you want to go the distance, but i think it’s about a 45 min. ride north of there. Free t-shirt if you can manage to eat a whole pie by yourself!! Omg can you imagine doing that?? LOL Anyway have a great vacation with the family. :)

      roni

      July 13, 2015

      Sad thing is I probably could do that. lmao. Thanks for the tip!

    Emily

    July 17, 2015

    Yum. I like snacky days and beach time with family. <333 Keep making memories!