Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Reflections from the Outer Banks

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.

Young couple smiling selfie in pool

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.

Son Rise Church of Christ in Kill Devil Hills North Carolina

The rest of the week was spent either by the pool or ocean, enjoying coffee, or visiting different attractions.

Things We Did

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?

Duck boardwalk in North Carolina Outer Banks overlooking Currituck SoundBeach access in Kitty Hawk North Carolina Outer BanksGirl drinking coffee from white mug outside on back porch in beach rental in Kitty Hawk North Carolina Outer BanksSunset overlooking Sound at Jockey's Ridge State Park in Outer Banks North Carolina Nags HeadCoffee and Bible and Halley's Bible Handbook One Line a Day BookPool and hot tub at beach rental house in Kitty Hawk North Carolina Outer Banks by Joe Lamb Jr.Currituck Beach LighthouseIced coffee from Island Perk in Manteo Outer Banks

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 🙂

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

We Love the Outer Banks (pt. 2)

Before I dive into another post with pictures from mine and Jimmy’s vacation, I wanted to say happy September! In case anyone missed it, today marks the beginning of the 30 day Bible study on patience that I created. I hope you’ll join me! You can find all the info here.

I’m back with more pictures from vacation. During the second half of the week, Jimmy and I drove on the beach in Corolla, saw the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, got coffee from Duck’s Cottage, walked on the sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, spent more time on the beach, and got coffee from The Front Porch Cafe in Kill Devil Hills!

Driving on Beach in Corolla Currituck Beach Lighthouse Ducks Cottage CoffeeFront Porch CafeJockeys Ridge State ParkJockeys Ridge State Park 2

As amazing as it was to get away for a week, it felt great to come home!

The funniest thing happened while we were gone. My father-in-law checked on our house and decided to water our plants, except he didn’t know that some of them were fake, LOL. He ended up watering a decorative succulent! Jimmy and I were cracking up 🙂