Before Aaron passed away they told us about their home they rent out as a holiday home at Dolphin Sands (near Swansea) which is called 'Rio al Mar (meaning River to Sea). They told us to check it out on the internet and said we were welcome to use it if we would like. As soon as we saw it we were blown away as to how beautiful it looked and looked forward to taking the boys there. We booked a couple of nights for last weekend but unfortunately things are of course a lot different to how we hoped. I decided it would be nice to still go away with the boys anyway and the owners Chris and Erin said that I was welcome to take my extended family with me if I wanted.
Nicki and Alex were hoping to come but unfortunately Linc was sick, so instead it was just us, Mum, Jared and Becky and their kids and Eden and Steph and their kids.
I picked up the boys from school early on Friday, after I finished work and we headed down with Mum. We were so excited when we arrived and saw how beautiful the house and views were. You can see the river and beach from the lounge, kitchen, bathroom and main bedroom (which the boys and I claimed).
The day bed in the lounge room was definely a favourite spot for lots of people. Mum pretty much spent half of her time enjoying the sun, reading and resting.
After some time back at the house we all headed back down to the beach together.
We sailed past the house to see if the kids and Grandma were on the beach, but we missed them.
As lovely as the weekend was it was so nice to get home. I really missed Aaron a lot and it was hard being down the East Coast, even though it was a place we hadn't been together before as it brought back so many memories of our last summer together. I also felt sick the whole weekend, which didn't help. I was so happy to get home as it's where I feel safe and the closest to Aaron and Noah right now. Jay was also happy to get home as he found it hard being away from home, even though he also had fun.
We were so grateful though to have such a lovely place to go to for a weekend away. Thanks Chris and Erin for sharing your beautiful holiday home with us. We look forward to going there again sometime.