Buckets of sand being moved about, a kayak swaying back and forth in the water with 2 little kids sitting in it.
Cousins more like brothers, friends more like family, that’s one of the best things you’ve got in life, do you celebrate it?
Do you remember the last time your family actually all came together just to be?
What about the last time your kids were just, that, kids?
Even more, it is Why Reserving An Outer Banks Beach Home Each Year Is Something You Should Do.
No matter the age, and how much-extended family you have, families need the chance to be families.
It’s actually part of the reason why I love to rent Outer Banks Beach Homes.
Traveling as a couple is one thing, but traveling as the ‘large family’ rules fabulous.
Hotels are perfect for those that don’t want space to sprawl out and don’t care if there are strangers they keep bumping elbows with.
When you secure a good reservation, you are actually securing a whole lot more than you realize.
A reservation is a commitment from every different person in your family that they are each willing to STOP their lives and be part of your family’s yearly reunion.
Once is year is better than never seeing each other or sporadic, ‘I might see you…’
Now let me share a bit more of Why Reserving An Outer Banks Beach Home Each Year Is Something You Should Do!
An Outer Banks Beach Home Each Year
Our Outer Banks Beach Home was provided. Images and opinions are my own.
That’s referencing love and romance, but I think it’s fair to say it covers every aspect of life anywhere.
Gathering your family just once a year brings everyone together and from there, love just keeps on giving!
It’s Summer Y’all
Now is the time, to get together, while keeping your distance.
Be together and celebrate life, and every blessing you’ve been given!
Remember sunshine is free and so are the sunburns that go with it.
Slather up in that sunscreen, avoid peeling like a banana, and instead roll with the inbound waves.
Life’s a beach, are you ready to enjoy it?
The Greatest Gift of All – An Outer Banks Beach Home
Time spent with your family, kids, teens, young adults, toddlers, grandparents, friends, cousins, extended family, exes and their new family etc., is a treasure that has no dollar amount.
Whatever your family is, is what family is!
Time together is a gift, not a guarantee.
Life moves faster than a race car on a speedway, yet, there are ways to capture moments.
Cell phones are both the devil and the vixen, and yet the alter our lives no matter how we use them.
Families are made up of people, we care about and we all get busy with our lives, work, and projects that are all-consuming.
One of the greatest gifts of all, has already been given to you, so why are you not embracing it?
If you guessed your FAMILY, you nailed it!
Whether you are pregnant, have toddlers, school-age kids, teens, young adults, married couples, or best friends that have made up your family, you’ve got a family.
Family is what you term it, and there is no set family structure because family is what you make it!
What you don’t have is time.
Time can’t be reversed, and you can’t change what has been, but you can change what will be.
Raising a family is only as rewarding as reaping the benefits of watching it grow, expand, and get stronger.
Having friends that are more often than not, better family, than your bloodline, is irreplaceable.
Celebrate friendship, family, life, anything that has happened throughout the year.
One gathering a year is better than no gathering at all.
Get It While The Getting Is Good – Outer Banks Beach Home
Renting an Outer Banks Beach Home once a year as the official gathering for your family is the perfect way to reconnect.
Your first stop is online, to Brindley Beach Vacation and Sales, to find the best of the best in beach homes.
Get it, while the getting is good, and don’t forget to rebook the home for the next year before you leave.
The same great place and new memories are just waiting to be made.
Invite The Whole Crew Because Your Outer Banks Beach Home Has Enough Space
Remember, what Les Dawson said about families and embrace it and them!
““Families are like fudge – mostly sweet, with a few nuts.”
Well That Just Dills My Pickle …. What About You?
The Family that Cooks Together Stays Together
Bring those fabulous recipes that you make with you.
Crack open the wine, hand out the margaritas, blast the music, and cook together.
Beach rentals have some phenomenal kitchens and getting to sip and cook makes everything better.
It’s a time to enjoy everything in the kitchen, from blenders to huge steaming pots.
Those things that you want to talk about but can’t in front of everyone else because ‘little pitchers have big ears’ is something you won’t worry about in the kitchen.
Could you be more content than just chatting away with all of your besties?
Gossip, banter, and a lot of, “Awww Hell No’s” will accompany those recipes!
You all get each other, and there’s a lot to get when life is always running.
Consider this your therapy sessions and a time to run a comb through all those fine hairs that keep on sticking until you rid them!
Will It Be a One or Two Margarita Kind of Night In The Kitchen?
Remember, not everyone likes to cook or help, so you can count on those you most need to chatter with to be there.
You can talk about ‘the hill of beans’ that someone tried to share with you.
Or, after a few glasses of wine or whatever you whipped up in the blender, start on how ‘Karen’ constantly is meaner than a wet panther.
Then, give in to the one Southern rule you can see below, and remember the vodka is one ice, lol!
Fill Up The Fridge – Y’all Come Eat
The fridge will be raided by day and night.
Stock it well.
Besides, an Outer Banks Beach Home thrives when the rooms are filled and faces are being filled.
Giggling, happiness, and conversation fill the air.
Filled bellies with a few burps will only bring on more of the crazy!.
Embellish it, and then go sip some more wine:)
Live Simply In Your Outer Banks Beach Home
“The memories we make with our family is everything.” –Candace Cameron Bure
Phones are for family photos or sandcastles you built!
Why? Because everyone you need is right there with you.
It’s time to live in the HERE AND NOW!
Life on the beach is super busy when your families are together.
From building sandcastles as a family unit to slinging back a few drinks and just catching up.
Tossing the old pigskin over the water, shelling, walking, and talking.
Time may not stand still, but it cascades slowly as though dripping through a sand timer.
Take advantage of those moments.
Bring the chairs from your beach rental to the beach, set up the umbrellas, the coolers and just be.
Watch the ‘cousin brigade’ tackle a canoe that is paddled no further than a sandbar blocking the depth of water!
Create an island of your own with an umbrella and sunchair, when the tide is out and the sandbars are numerous.
Family Time is only as good as the Bubbles
A hot tub, a beer, a way to ease out of fun and sun-filled day with a nighttime cocktail.
Pop, chips, snacks, and some outside time for the younger ones!
More conversation, music, and time to just kick back in the privacy of your own beach home.
We Don’t Hide Crazy, We Parade it By the Pool & Give it a Cocktail
Take them to the pool.
If your beach rental doesn’t have one, your community does.
Go, let it all hang out and naturally, indulge in more chatter.
Talking is a great way to let go of anything you are feeling and stumbling blocks that seem to impede life’s progress.
You’ve got the week, so air that laundry and let it sway in the wind!
Remember, The Best Days End With Dirty Clothes
No worries after a hard day of play.
Whether sand from the beach, mud from wading and crabbing, or stinky fishing clothes, you’ve got a washer and a dryer.
Wear. Wash. Repeat.
Remember too, you can ‘borrow’ your cousins’ clothes!’
Thank You For A House Full Of People Love ~ Outer Banks Beach Home
All Together Yet completely separated
On the beach, capture the ‘You two’ moment, even amidst the chaos!
There’s enough ‘other family’ with you to watch your kids for a few minutes!
No matter the bedroom you choose, your cousin chooses or your parents take, it’s a place to rest your weary head.
You’ve got space, a bathroom, and a place to shelter YOUR family together.
Family space in common rooms, let’s everyone come together for games, music, or movies.
Of course, beach nites generally come complete with at least one rainstorm.
Creating memories, with everything you do and not even trying comes naturally when you all spend time together.
Chances are, phones won’t be out unless they are snapping photos, and you’ll cook more together than you do at home!
Big, bright, fun, indoor, outdoor, active, sedentary, it’s all relative, literally!