Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Do you need a spring break?

Last week was spring break for my seven-year-old. We used the opportunity to fly to Kentucky to spend some time with my in-laws. While flying with our two-year old can be a challenge, the trip was well worth it and much needed. We enjoyed the beautiful spring weather, spending most of our time outside. My husband's family has a few cows and horses, and we helped gather the eggs from the chickens in the morning, which my kids loved.

Between work, school, church, and my son's martial arts classes, we stay busy, so a few days away was exactly what we needed. We don't always get to go somewhere on spring break, but even if it's a "staycation," it's important to take a break from our day-to-day lives.

Benefits of taking a "spring break:"

* Escape the daily grind and get some perspective. Stress and worries seem to lose their power when you have a chance to step outside of your normal world.

* Reconnect with the people you love. It was wonderful to spend time with family we don't get to see every day, and so much fun to watch my boys get to see and experience new things. My seven-year-old is into studying fish and sea life, so we took a trip to the Newport Aquarium and my little guy was excited to take a plane ride.

* Making memories. We celebrated my son's second birthday while in Kentucky, and those moments are things I'll never forget.

Here are a few photos from our trip.

Overall, it was a great week. Have you had a chance to take a break this spring? What did you do to get away? 

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USA Today Best Selling author Julie Jarnagin writes sweet and inspirational romance. She grew up in a small Oklahoma town where her family farmed and ranched. These days she lives in a not-so-big city with her amazing husband and two young sons who tolerate all her nerdy quirks. Julie earned a B.A. in Journalism / Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. www.JulieJarnagin.comSign up for her newsletter to be the first to learn about new releases and free books:http://eepurl.com/5y5k

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  1. I LOVE the family photos! We are taking our FIRST family spring break trip. We'll be at a house in Cape San Blas, FL for 6 days. :) I'm so excited!

  2. Since our kids are grown, we don't think in terms of spring break anymore.

  3. Your photos are so sweet! A spring break is a great way to recharge and looks like your family enjoyed a wonderful time.