Be Spontaneous.

This past weekend my mom came down to visit and we had a blast! We were out and about all day every day.  On Easter Sunday, after Brayden hunted his eggs and found his Easter basket, we really didn't have any other plans for the day.  It was lunch time and absolutely gorgeous outside.  Someone said "we should have planned to take a drive to the beach today".  Almost immediately we all looked at each other and I knew we were thinking the same thing, well why not go now?  So we all packed up into the car and made the two-hour drive down to Wilmington. It was a perfect day, walking along the river, sitting outside eating a delicious seafood dinner on the water, and finally stopping by Wrightsville beach to dig our toes into the sand for the first time this year. This is something I've always loved about our little family.  We're not afraid to be spontaneous.  Mike and I find ourselves doing things like this all the time.  Whether it's unexpectedly taking a drive down to the ocean, trying new restaurants, or deciding at the last minute to go to a concert or event, we are always looking for new and exciting ways to spend our time together.

This weekend got me thinking about how being spontaneous is so important in all aspects of our lives.  We are creatures of habit.  We build routines and stick to them, and while this is a great tool to keep us productive and on track, sometimes it can cause life to become mundane.  If you feel like you're in a funk and just can't get out of it, the best advice I can give you is to get out there and do something spontaneous!  It doesn't have to be something crazy, just get yourself out of your daily routine, out of your comfort zone, and try something unexpected and exciting.  Once in a while, it's okay to break the rules we've set for ourselves!  I bet you'll find it to be an incredibly refreshing experience.

With some help, my mom was actually able to snag a semi-decent shot with my camera of Mike, Brayden and I (and my 15 week baby bump) in Wilmington this weekend.  It was nice to actually be in the picture this time! :)