Maine Weekend

Those of you who follow me on Twitter saw that I was on Maine this past weekend, and it was definitely one of the best times ever. My dad's side of the family heads to my aunt's beach house for a weekend each summer, and it is always one of my favorite times of the year to look forward to. Each time is always full of fun, food, and family.


My cousins have had a Maine house for almost my whole life, but they recently sold and bought a new one a couple of years ago. They completely redid the house over the past year or two to basically double the size -- and it is now gorgeous.


My favorite thing about their beach house is to get the beach, you literally just have to walk into their backyard, walk down the stairs, and BOOM!, you're at the beach. So this weekend was, quite literally, spent at the beach the whole time.


This weekend was the perfect balance between relaxation and fun. My family is full of the funniest people I've ever met, and I don't think there was a single time that I wasn't laughing for the three days... or eating! From enjoying laughs with my relatives while sitting around the fire listening to family stories at night to sitting outside with a cup of coffee at 6:30 AM reading a good book, I was able to relax and enjoy myself this weekend.


Nobody wants to leave by the time Sunday comes around, but by that point, everyone is already looking forward to the following year. The best thing about my life is that a lot of my best memories involve the people I started my life with: my family.

22 comments:

  1. This sounds like so much fun! My family goes to my grandparents cabin a lot and always has a great time! Family is everything!
    xoxo

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  2. This is so sweet! I'm glad you had an awesome time. Your family sounds like a hoot! I'm the kind of gal who wakes up early on vaykay to drink coffee and read too. There is something really special about having the mornings to yourself, while everyone is still sleeping. :)

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  3. Ooh that looks like so much fun! I love Maine :)
    -Liz
    www.TheCleanEatingCouple.com

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  4. This looks like such a fun weekend! So jealous here, I've been to over 30 states but Maine has been one I've always wanted to go to and haven't- your photos make me want to go there even more! Glad you had fun :)

    Courtney// As We Stumble Along

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  5. It's so great to have such a close family! I've never been to a beach in the North, but I can only imagine how wonderful they are from your awesome pictures!

    Tiffani
    www.NotYourAverageSouthernBell.blogspot.com

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  6. This sounds like such a fun time!
    I'd love to visit Maine -- it seems so beautiful and picturesque and doing it with family would be even better.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  7. That sounds amazing! I agree--some of my best memories include my family!

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  8. Looks like you had a blast! How cool is it that the beach is right in the backyard!

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  9. I have never been to Maine before, but it is definitely in my bucket list. I love how the beach was right in the backyard! What a perfect way to unwind!

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  10. I am such a fan of New England, especially Maine!! It's one of my favorite places to visit!!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

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  11. It sounds like you're having so much fun! I miss being at the beach! I would love love love to spend the summer in a beach house!

    Ally | http://www.preppylittlelesbian.blogspot.com

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  12. Ahh, looks like a great time. Maine looks so beautiful! I've never been, but it's on my *long* list of places I want to visit.
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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  13. I haven't been to Maine in such a long time! Even though the water was 50 degrees and I fell off of the dock it was so fun. You have some gorgeous photos, that campfire looks so inviting! :)

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  14. Sounds like you had a fun weekend, absolutely gorgeous photos!

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  15. This sounds like the perfect weekend!! These are the types of getaways I love the most!

    xo Ashley

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  16. Sounds like it was a great weekend! I have always wanted to visit Maine. It's still on the list of my travel places. Thanks for sharing

    xoxo Dani
    www.glamrme.com

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  17. This sounds like great fun weekend! I love to spend the summer in a beach house!

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  18. What gorgeous photos! Sounds like you had a relaxing visit :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  19. Wow. This is fun. And the photos are on point. Sure you had a fantastic weekend

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  20. A Maine beach looks so amazing. I bet it's not as hot as the beaches further south! Looks like you had an amazing time.

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  21. I love all the pictures of books .. That's what makes me think of my favorite days at the beach!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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