Wow, this summer FLEW by! We scheduled our big family vacation for the last week of July (right before school starts in Atlanta). We had an absolute blast in Edisto and cannot wait to return next summer.It was the first year we did not stay in Drew’s family’s beach house, which sold this summer. Though it is super sad, we made the best of it and embraced a new tradition and new location (same island just different house!).My mother in law found a perfect rental house right on the river with its’ own dock and boat ramp, per Drew’s request. It was a change from being beach front, but such a fun change. Because of the great location, we took full advantage going on numerous boat rides and even paddle boarding with dolphins!The location was next to the marina where the boys (and Drew) loved watching the boats come in and on the weekends we could hear live music! Drew’s second cousin let us borrow his decked out six person golf cart for the week, which was probably the little boys’ favorite part of the whole trip. We were a sight to see traveling in the golf cart with 5 adults and 2 kids with a wagon towing behind us 🙂It was such a joy watching the boys play in the sand and Reid playing in the water. While I’m sure I will enjoy the days when we don’t have to be so hands on (and can actually sit in a beach chair), it really is fun playing in the sand with toddlers and holding a (sometimes squirmy) baby in the ocean.Drew and I took advantage of the help and had a date night at Ella and Ollie’s and even a night out at Dockside. We had a group dinner at the Marina and had ice cream at the Video Store. And collectively, we ate over 6 lbs of shrimp from Edisto Seafood. Basically, we got our fill of Edisto eats 🙂The weather was perfect the first 5 days and the last couple days were rainy and stormy, but we made the best of it and enjoyed playing inside and taking long naps. It was a great family vacation and so much fun watching the boys grow up at the same beach Drew did.