St. Simons Island

This past Sunday we returned from a week spent on St. Simons Island. I think I’ve spent way too much time during my work week looking back at photos from our time away.

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After a 12 hour car trip we arrived in our happy place on the most perfect Saturday afternoon. We couldn’t wait to kick off our shoes and get our toes in the water so we literally did that the minute we arrived before unpacking a single bag.

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The next day, being a Sunday, our favorite breakfast hang out was closed so we settled for a quick bite at the house before hitting the beach.

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I pretty much looked like this all week. Not a stitch of make up on and a wardrobe that consisted of swimsuits, cover-ups and sundresses. The best way to be.

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We did a lot of this over the course of the week-

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We also spent a ton of time just exploring the beaches. July is turtle hatching time on both St Simons and Jekyll Islands so we got to see a lot of these around the beach. The girls were enthralled with the idea that little baby turtles were growing just feet away from where they played in the sand.

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Speaking of turtles we did hit the Turtle Sanctuary on Jekyll Island and said hello to some old friends.

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On occasion we made it out of our beach clothes to hit the shops we love to frequent. If these girls know how to do anything they know how to talk Mama into purchasing almost any item of clothing. Ellie’s favorite purchase of the week was this dress. The big girls quickly dubbed her “Queen of Poofeyville”.

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I managed to log over 35 miles during the week. The people at this fantastic place took care of my kids and kept them entertained with Zumba and Boot Camp classes while I ran until my legs grew tired.

When Saturday rolled around and we knew we had an at least 7 hour car trip ahead of us to begin the journey home we stopped one last time on our way off the island to soak up the magic of this place.

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It’s impossible to adequately articulate the joy and peace this place brought to us over the course of 7 days. I am grateful for the opportunity to have these moments with the most special little ladies I know……

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