The last weekend of September, we headed to Duck for a family beach trip. The weather was actually really pleasant, and while we didn't swim in the ocean, Emma loved the pool at the house.
We actually had a very uneventful trip down...and I was REALLY worried about it. It didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would, and Merritt did fine, despite leaving later afternoon, which was not optimal. She slept for the first hour and a half, then I scooted back to entertain the girls.
We celebrated with a trip to Brew-thru when we arrived. Why are these not in Durham/Chapel Hill????!!!!! (Don't answer that...I know why...because of people LIKE ME)
We went driving on the beach the first day, all the way up past Corolla on Hwy 12
And weirdly enough, there is a whole community up there only accessible by 4WD. It's crazy!!!
It was too cold to be on the beach, and too windy and rough, but I took advantage of hanging out by the pool for a bit.
And we did walk to the beach, about a block away
Merritt doesn't nap well, so we took a walk one afternoon, just me and Brent. It kind of felt like a date! We really enjoyed walking, talking, and a sleeping babe:)
Emma enjoyed being with her cousins!!
and we tried for a family shot...
Saturday was Brent's birthday, so we got up to watch the sunrise and have Duck donuts:)
We had a blast for summer's last hooray!