Family Staycation

Ohhh Sunday…how did you come so fast? I swear sometimes I have no clue how the weekends fly by so quickly. Hopefully you all got to enjoy your weekend and are ready for the week ahead. I know, I am! After my three shifts in a row, John and I will be headed back to CA for a wedding and some vacation time. I am so excited to go home and spend time with my family. This trip will be even more special too because not only is it my birthday this week, but it is also is our annual family staycation!

Every year my family goes to a nearby resort from my hometown (John and I are now the only ones that it is not a staycation for haha) and spend the weekend just enjoying family time and making amazing memories. All of us girls, try to arrive early on Friday and spend the day at the spa. It is the best way to kick off the weekend because we all unwind with a nice massage and a day lounging by the pool. The rest of the weekend is then followed by hiking, food, golfing, more pool lounging and LOTS and LOTS of laughs. it is the absolute best.

I think I truly love this weekend the most, because it is the only time my entire family is guaranteed to be in one place. As we get older and have now started our own families, it has become harder and harder to get that special time together and for me, spending quality time with my family means everything. This weekend has become a great way to spend quality time together, reset the mind, and just have a great relaxing weekend. Plus, it is now a very special part of John and I’s story because it is where he proposed last year.

So! My recommendation to you –> don’t forget to take the time to be with your family and the ones you love. We can all get so caught up in our lives that we forget what is truly important. Find a place that you all can afford and set a weekend each year. That way you will always have that guaranteed time to spend together. My family is a huge part of my life and I think it is easy to get caught up in our own stuff that we forget to look up and remember what is really important.

Take the time to be with the ones you love and make them a priority, because as a nurse, I have learned how valuable life is and you never know what life will bring you.




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