We found the sun!! We're in South Carolina visiting mike's parents and I just talked to my sister who's back home where it's minus 19 (Celsius!) Since its plus nineteen here, we really know how to pick 'em!
June was the best little traveller we could have asked for. She just jumped both feet first into "let's forget our nap schedule" and rocked out with us like a happy little clam until 9 pm last night. I would be lying if I said that I wasn't nervous to travel with her. I know everyone does it, and lives to tell the story, but there are pieces of me deep in the recesses of my soul that are seriously scarred from our earlier car ride days; back when the crying didn't stop and the 3 hour ride felt more like... 6 hours. But! The plane ride was as smooth as you can expect with an almost 10 month old who's just itching to walk; she spent the entire two hour flight picking things up off the floor and then putting them in the seat between the two of us. We had a layover and delayed flight in Toronto and we even managed to score and illicit stroller nap! (What the what!) which has happened a total of two times before so this little lady gets an a plus plus for letting me have complimentary cookie and cappuccino in the Porter lounge. (Love that Porter!!) So all in all, i know it pays to step outside your comfort zone! Sometimes you just need a bit of encouragement to get there :)
And man. So worth it. Right now I can hear the sea rolling up the shore outside my window. And the sun on my face is glorious. We're just so grateful for a little change of pace after what hasn't been "the longest winter ever" but one that we definitely needed a bit of a boost to put safely behind us. We stepped out of the airplane onto the warm and sunny tarmack and both of us looked at each other wondering; why do we live where we do again? Why do we consent to living somewhere where a deep freeze strikes at the beginning of April!? I know we'll be happy to get home but sometimes I'm reminded about how far a little sunshine goes in lifting your spirits <3
Next up: copious amounts of seafood and more surf! I brought my running shoes and I'm eyeing up a beach run or two!
I hope everyone back home is staying warm and keeping the faith! Spring (and summer!) are just around the corner!