I wish I had a picture of the Nartker's van. It was filled to the brim with six excited children and all of the necessities required for an overnight adventure at Bodega Bay. No one seemed to mind that sleeping bags and everything else were being shoved in every available space to get it all in.
Melody and I opted to keep the little ones home with us. But we had a much needed dinner together and her twins loved on Leah while she and I chatted the night away.
First stop on their roadtrip was In N Out for lunch.
The afternoon and morning of the next day were spent enjoying the beach: playing in the waves, building sandcastles, and collecting shells.
The evening brought on dinner and, of course, s'more making.
These boys are always happy for an adventure, especially one that involves time with Dad. I'm so glad it's a priority to that Dad of theirs and that they could share it with dear friends. These simple memories are some of the ones both Nate and I remember the most from our childhood. I can't wait for next year (maybe!) when Leah and I join in the fun too!