Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 17,106 Gratitude

Our first visit to this sleepy little town south of Daytona was back in May 1996 when we convinced ourselves that we could afford our first family vacation.  My husband's aunt was a real estate agent around here and found us this great oceanfront condo that we could swing for a week's stay just barely off-season.  It was a stretch of both our budget and parenting abilities with a wee one.  We had no idea at that time that we would keep coming back to this condo almost every summer for the next 16 years.  It's been a heart home for a long time now.

The not-so-wee one will leave for her freshman year at college in the next few weeks.  We are basking in the sunshine, many happy memories, and this sweet family time together before she goes.  For this visit to New Smyrna Beach and every precious visit before, I am so very grateful.

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