captiva love

Over spring break we returned to Captiva Island, Florida. We had been there two years ago and fell in love with the quiet tiny island and it’s shells and sunsets and decided to go back.  God knew we needed a little break together as a family and it was the perfect getaway.  It pretty much is our happy place.

When people ask what we did while we were there I tell them.  We went back and forth from the beach and the pool.  That’s about it.  We ate lunch in our screened in porch at the condo.  We walked along the beach to get ice cream in the afternoon.  We grilled freshly made crab cakes.  We went out to eat.  We collected shells.  We had donuts for breakfast.  We walked into town to get coffee.  We swam. We threw around the football in the sand.  We made new friends. And we watched sunsets.  Seven incredible sunsets.  I love that my kids are content with just this.  No thrills, just some sun and water and sand and they are happy.  It’s simple and wonderful and fits our family perfectly.

The last day of our trip was the only day without sun.  It was overcast and windy and we spent the afternoon inside playing cards. We returned from dinner that night and I was really praying for the sun to emerge for one last sunset to end our vacation.  We walked over to the beach as the time approached and then the light appeared, changing by the minute, from gold to pink to purple.  The kids splashed in the big waves with their new friends as we stood in awe watching the colors in the sky morph.  It was one of the most amazing sunsets I had ever seen and my photos do not do it justice.  It’s a scene that I will never forget, my sweet family on that beach and that sunset that I prayed for.  I’m incredibly grateful for the time we had there.

We can’t wait to go back.

 

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