In the three years we've been away, we have traveled back home at least twice per year. I feel so fortunate to get to visit my friends and family this often, but it always feels like such a quick trip. We're typically running around trying to make sure we see each and every person, visit our (still) home church at least once and work in some time on the beach. It often leaves us feeling exhausted. This time, however, was a bit different. Rather than run myself ragged, the boys and I (D had to stay behind to work, but joined us on the last few days) bunked with my parents, enjoyed the beach, our friends' pools and boats and just soaked up the sun! Oh, and I worked -- a LOT!
Because our trips had always been on the shorter side, I felt like I was slighting my own family if I stole away to shoot sessions with my friends' families. But this time, I made it a priority. And I enjoyed every minute of it.