Normally, when our family goes to the beach for vacation, it’s to see Tim and we have the whole few days planned out. But this time, things were weird. First of all, the whole family wasn’t there: Tim is out West fighting fires and Julie had to work. Jen and Bekah didn’t come until late, and Aunt Julie and Allison decided to join. The parents had rented out a beach house and I’m really glad about that because normally we all have hotel rooms with no central location to hang out, so this was better in my opinion. Doug even came to join us for a bit and I know Mack really appreciated that. He let us borrow his wave stuff, and the nephews really enjoyed that as well. I’m always grateful for any kind of family time.