Six or seven hours later, we're home safe and sound.
We had fun.
We got on each others nerves a little bit.
But most important of all, we were together.
Underneath that layer of stress and exhaustion that comes with a family vacation are memories we'll have for years. I've been reminded this week of how happy it makes me to see my family happy.
As I look back at the time we spent enjoying the beach, picking flowers, sipping wine, and watching sunsets, it's clear that the most important part of a "family vacation" is not necessarily "vacation."