As I mentioned, we opted to head out of town for Christmas this year. The traditions of the holidays were depressing us and a long weekend away sounded like the perfect idea. We found a great deal for Disney's Hilton Head resort. It was a long drive, but the kids were wonderful in the car. We had a beautiful suite with laundry and a full kitchen. The resort was family friendly and low key. We spent our days walking the beach, standing in the surf, swimming in the (heated) pool, exploring the town and eating some delicious food. We also took a day trip to Savannah on Christmas Eve.
It was wonderful for my mental health. The sadness that comes with the holiday season was avoided. We had great family time and made some lovely memories. I think we may have a new family tradition.
Eating dinner outside the night of our arrival
Waverly & Oliver in front of the Bambi & Thumper topiaries
Waverly & Matt walking the beach
Matt & Oliver standing in the surf (Oliver's feet were red and cold, but he loved it)
Family Photo at the beach
Waverly & Oliver in front of the fountain at Forsyth Park
Oliver running on the sand
Christmas morning outside on our balcony