I'm an extrovert, and I've believed that makes it easier for me to spend time and connect with people. But spending time and connecting with people is really hard work. So for family vacations, we take time off from our normal daily work and do this work.
I'm really liking having older kids, though. We can actually go to the beach and spend hours in the water. Although, we learned a lesson about how much sunscreen that requires. All seven of us were able to bike ride together, and we were able to take the older three on a really informative and peaceful boat ride.
It was a good week, and these pictures are the proof.