Monday, August 2, 2010

The Santel Visit

We are so fortunate to be living closer to good friends.  Not being able to plan a weekend visit in a matter of a few days is one thing that made living in Florida such a bummer.  But we are finally able to reap the benefits of living in closer proximity and in just two short months it has already made our move back worth it tenfold.

We had a great visit from The Santels yesterday.  They decided on a whim early last week that they would drive over from Durham and spend Sunday with us and venture over to Broadway at the Beach today for a little Myrtle Beach action.  I was so excited to have them here and FINALLY get to spend some much needed time with them.

Evan and Ella got along as well as toddlers can considering they all seem to live in their own worlds.  They swung on the swings and slid down the slide, played their own version of soccer and took wagon rides with Robert as their chauffeur.  They definitely played hard and were left red-faced a sweaty by the end of the day.  Bedtime couldn't come quick enough.

The adults were able to catch up on each others' lives and share many laughs in the process.  The only regret I had about their visit is that it wasn't longer, but I know now it only takes a quick decision and drive to have this experience again.


Score said...

Looks like fun. I can't believe how grown up Ellis is now.

Jessica Santel said...

We had so much fun - what awesome pics!! We'll be back very soon for more belly laughs :-)

Clark Family Blog said...

I LOVE day trips. Kyle, the kids and I also lived in FL, and now SC, and I LOVE how much I see my family now. Enjoy being near your family.