This year we were lucky to spend Thanksgiving week relaxing at the coast with family. We went to Port Aransas, just a few hours drive from Austin and a place Blake and I have loved for years. We stayed in a house that held all thirteen of us and spoiled us with an ocean view. It was a perfect setting to spend a holiday reflecting on our blessings and feeling thankful!
The town of Port Aransas was heavily affected from Hurricane Harvey a few months ago and the damage and rubble was still everywhere. We didn’t plan on spending much time in town and instead enjoyed the house and the beach within walking distance. The third floor of the house was one big open kitchen/family room complete with a shuffleboard and patio with ocean view, and we probably spent 75% of our time in that space. It was so fun to have a big dinner together each night and then lounge around listening to music, playing shuffleboard, and watching the babies play.
When we weren’t hanging out at the house, we were at the beach which was just a couple minutes walk from the house. I’m always thankful for Texas’s warm climate this time of year. Notwithstanding the hot and humid days of summer, our fall never disappoints (except that it doesn’t last long enough!). Every day in Port Aransas was mild and sunny and couldn’t have been more perfect. This was our first trip to the beach since Merritt was born and we were so excited for her to experience the feeling of the warm sand in her toes for the first time! She absolutely loved it and couldn’t stop smiling and giggling; her joy at the simplest things fills my heart with so much happiness!
It was warm enough that I got to wear this one-shoulder floral top I bought during the Nordstrom fall sale. It’s in my favorite color and the bow at the end of the sleeve is so cute! It made for a perfect beach outfit paired with some of my old favorites — white linen joggers and slide sandals from J. Crew, and my boater hat from F21.
I’ll be sharing more of our beach vacation later this week! Where did you spend your Thanksgiving? I’d love for you to share in the comments!
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