Last week I had an amazing and much-needed day with my friend Nicole. Between work, family and kids I don’t remember the last time just the two of us hung out and it was absolutely perfect. It happened so sporadically and I can’t thank the Lord enough for making our open schedules and phone call happen the day before.

On Friday I dropped the girls at their Grandmas and headed to Nicole’s house. We loaded up Brandon’s truck and headed out to the beach. I am usually not a big beach person these days, having kids has made me super aware about a) Cancer and b) Sharks. Not sure why b is such a big thing but boy are they prevalent in my brain when there.

Nicole definitely pushed my comfort zone with the water and it was so worth it! We had so much fun and the day was exactly what my brain and soul needed.



I am definitely ready for round2. I saw stingy rays and a few families of dolphins came by the sandbar and put on a little show with jumps and splashing all around. It was a totally different view being farther out in the ocean on the SUP (Stand Up Paddle) YOLO board above the waterline. I could even see 2 baby dolphins just barely getting their tail above water to flap. I brought my goggles and swam in the water looking for shells while Nicole was out, and we would swap. We even went out on the board together which was fun and definitely tested our balancing skills. A beach trip has never passed so quickly. I think the only time we were out of the water was for a snack or grabbing a phone for photos. I actually got a water proof case for my phone but it’s gonna take a bit more practice learning to focus under the water.

I would love to take the girls out soon to watch from the beach. They are great sand castle builders and shell searchers :)

2 Thoughts on “SUP

  1. Nicole McKenzie on June 21, 2015 at 3:03 pm said:

    I got so far behind on your blog I’m just now seeing this post! What a fun day! Can’t wait to do it again!!

  2. Rebekah McKenzie on July 15, 2015 at 10:26 am said:

    I’m way further behind than Nicole is! Love these photos of you, two! Okay, back to more post reading. :)

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