The Marvelous Beach

A weekend away with your family is a recipe for instant nourishment.

BigSam's Breakfast

That type of nourishment too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

runny egg

Fried egg + toast + jelly inspired by Julie

I spent the weekend in Virginia Beach with my parents. Our trip is definitely making my Monday marvelous today.

photo 2 (1)

Besides great meals and beach time, we managed to get some exercise in as well.

walks and runs on the boardwalk

walks and runs on the boardwalk

VA Beach

We relaxed on the beach…


and chilled at the pool.

pool side

On both days, we had brunch and dinner at some of our favorite restaurants.

Waterman's for brunch

Waterman’s for brunch

Rudee's for dinner

Rudee’sย blackened tuna (Tip: order fish as a sandwich- it’s cheaper!)

Bubba's Seafood

Bubba’sย Cesar salad with tuna

And you know we squeezed in a dessert…

Cheesecake blizzard with added cookie dough

Cheesecake blizzard with added cookie dough

Come Sunday, it was time to head back home. Even though our trip was over, the sky was stunning.

Driving home

I guess you can say I’m eternally optimistic. Optimism really is a choice. If you want to be happier, break down the steps to getting there. Squash negativity.




Have a wonderful Marvelous Monday!

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18 thoughts on “The Marvelous Beach

  1. Ah I love vacations with family and it looks like you fit it all in:) that sky is gorgeous, I’m a little jealous you still have pool weather, we’re def experiencing fall weather in ut

  2. There is nothing better than some good yolk porn :).

  3. bezzymates says:

    Sounds really nice. Breakfast looks delicious. I have to try that fried egg and pretend I’m on the beach.

  4. oh manI could so go for the beach. or a dq blizzard. either sound wonderful

  5. looks like a fun trip! I am going on vacation to Aruba with my husband in 3 weeks and I CAN’T WAIT!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Anne @ says:

    I am right there with ya as an eternal optimist! I just can’t help but believe that the best is yet to come!

    That is so wonderful you got to spend the weekend with your family! My parents were in town and it was pretty much the best thing in the whole wide world ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Angela @ Health's Angel says:

    It looks like you had such a nice time. Way to extend summer…I love it. I’m already nostalgic for the beach and summer DQ blizzards. But also ready for pumpkin and fall things. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hillary says:

    Reading this while I’m waiting for my yoga class to start. Amen to that last part! Success is such a mental thing. If you believe you can do it, you’re more than half way there!

  9. Seriously marvelous! I’ll take that cinnamon bun thankyouverymuch!!! Being positive has been a bit of a struggle lately (injured my leg again) but I’m doing my best to stay optimistic!

  10. beth says:

    Ahhhhhh!!!! looks like you truly couldn’t have had a more PERFECT weekend!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. The pictures are great, it looks like you guys had a great trip! I was at the beach this weekend too and didn’t want to come back to reality today!

  12. That cinnamon roll and the beach both look phenomenal!

  13. Runny yolks! Ahhh they are theee best! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Okay, I got that out of my system, phew! That brunch looks delicious! And that tuna looks really tasty, too

  14. jumpeatrun says:

    Can’t beat an awesome weekend full of family and delicious food!

  15. Cindy says:

    I miss the beach. For the first time in years we live far from any beach. Looks like you had a marvelous time ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Tricia Massey says:

    loved your week-end…am envious!!!!
    Your optimistic quotes are MOTIVATING….nEED TO WRITE YOUR


  17. Wow. Those first two pictures just look amazing. You captured the yolk perfectly!

    But man oh my I think a blizzard may beat them… I never knew that you could get added cookie dough?!

  18. Nicole says:

    Looks like a great time! Such great pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

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