Hey! Whew has it been a bit of time since I last blogged. Jimmy and I were busy with his dad’s wedding, then we packed up and took a trip to the Outer Banks! A much needed trip.
We were excited to get away one last time before we (Lord Willing!) become parents, but I don’t think we realized how much we needed to get away until we were there. A week of uninterrupted time together with none of our usual responsibilities was pure bliss and I cherished every second of it.
We rented a house in Kitty Hawk, and spent the week exploring the natural beauty of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We left at 4:00 AM on a Saturday and were at our rental by 1:00 PM. Just in time to unpack, hit the beach, and get some sun!
Our rental had a pool and hot tub, which were thoroughly enjoyed, especially because the weather was great for most of the week. I didn’t go in the hot tub since it’s not advised during pregnancy, but I definitely dipped my feet in 🙂
On Sunday, we went to church at our “home away from home” church, Son Rise Church of Christ. We have actually gotten to know the preacher and a few members there since we’ve visited a few times over the years, and it’s always fun to fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Outer Banks.
The rest of the week was spent either by the pool or ocean, enjoying coffee, or visiting different attractions.
Things We Did
- Visited Jockey’s Ridge State Park to watch the sun set
- Walked onto Jeanette’s Pier to look out over the ocean
- Visited Duck and walked along the boardwalk by the Currituck Sound
- Explored Roanoke Island Festival Park and the Manteo waterfront
- Had a delicious dinner at Miller’s Seafood and Steakhouse
- Enjoyed coffee from Island Perk, Front Porch Cafe, and Starbucks
- Climbed the Currituck Beach Lighthouse
- Window shopped at the Tanger Outlets in Nags Head
I think we had a great mix of relaxation and exploration! I know we finished off the week feeling rested, blessed, and so content! How about some pictures?
I just realized I have about a million more pictures I want to share, so I’m going to end the post here and share the rest in another post!
Jimmy and I had a safe trip home and dove back into “real life” with a special church fellowship (I filmed a vlog for it!), work, and lots of mowing (our grass grew so much while we were away!). I will be trying to catch up on blog reading and life in general this week 🙂