Sunday, August 16, 2015

When We Weren't Off Playing...

Life at the house was practically perfect.  I loved seeing little bunnies running across the road on morning walks.  On a clear day we could look out and see the ocean.  And having some time (and energy) to finish a book and start another one felt so good.  But being all together with some of our most favorite people was, by far, the very best part.

I mean look at these faces.  They really couldn't get any happier...
  ...or any sillier.

Noah stayed pretty true to his early morning wake ups and was usually the first kid awake every day.  He squeezed in some extra reading time with Nate on a few occasions.

There was lots of time for games -- for everyone.

Noah's new favorite is 'Sorry' so Nate got all of the littler ones engaged in a game.

Everyone got involved for bocce ball. 
 Some of the kids and adults cheered the players on.  Those players were generous and let the littles throw out the pallino when it was time for another round.

This was the first time we've had our big Boyce family trip to Santa Cruz, but I don't think it will be the last.  It was the perfect place: not too far from home, a balance of awesome activities and relaxing, and loads of opportunities to be together.  We can't thank Grandma and Grandpa enough for planning a week that is now one of our favorite memories together!

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