Hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday weekend. Joe and I spent the weekend at a beach cottage with my parents at Topsail Beach. I had a blast getting to spend my holiday weekend with great friends, enjoy the beach, eat lots of amazing food, and create countless memories. I was completely wrapped up in the weekend that I forgot to take a lot of pictures! I am glad for the memories made, pictures or not!
Thursday, we stayed around the beach cottage and road out Hurricane Arthur. The wind picked up quite a bit. Thankfully, we escaped the brunt of the storm and the skies had cleared by Friday morning.
Friday morning, I skimmed the beach for shells but came out empty handed. I did enjoy a beautiful sunrise while the last few clouds blew by. Our friends arrived by midday and the clouds had completely cleared. We spent the afternoon laying on the beach and catching up.
We were fortunate to be able to enjoy several different firework shows from the beach. There was a mix of professional firework shows and personal fireworks. While standing on the beach at one point we could see five different firework shows all along the coast.
Saturday we spend the day with friends on the boat and at the beach. Spending all day out in the sun enjoying adult beverages. I discovered frozen drink pouches which are perfect when you want a fruity drink but don't have a blender. I have spied several that are low calorie versions as well!
Sunday was here before we knew it and we had to say goodbye to the beach, pack up and head back home. After reflecting on the weekend, I am reminded of how blessed I am. Blessed to have best friends and family that love me and in so many ways.