Our Little Family Beach Trip

This past weekend we headed down to Holden Beach for a little family vacation. Nothing fancy but us and the rest of BrittWhitFun’s family. We really had no choice cause of all the renovations going on we could not be at the house.

The first day we were there we had a great breakfast over at Nana’s house. We then headed to the dock and got on my FIL’s boat. There is just something great about being on a boat in the summer time. We rode around for a while and found a great spot on the inlet and set up camp.

We spent the entire morning and afternoon playing in the sand, swimming, fishing, and just relaxing. It was great. The beach is one of my favorite places and it is awesome that my in laws share the same joy.

After we got done we loaded up camp and came back to the dock. We went back to the motel we were staying and got showers. After we got cleaned off we headed back over to Nana’s house so the kids could have some alone time with their Pop and Nana while the adults went out to dinner.

We had a great dinner at Provision Company which included a couple of cocktails and seafood. It is always great to get away without the kids and enjoy some adult laughs and conversation.  After dinner we went to a local ice cream shop where my SIL just can’t seem to eat an ice cream cone the right way. I mean who bites the end of a cone with ice cream still in there?

After some much needed rest we ready for day two. We went back to Nana’s house and ate breakfast again and then headed down to the beach.

We spent another long morning and afternoon on the beach swimming, digging holes, looking for seashells, and eating burgers from the local pier. Its was an awesome day. My kids got disgusting, especially Evie, and had to be rinsed off before heading home.

I must say I love my in laws and my little family. Our beach trips are always so much fun. I hope that even though our Nana is selling her place that we can continue these trips and enjoy each others company.

Lemon Cheesecake “Cool Breeze” Ice Cream

I love lemon, cheescake, and ice cream so this is a dream dish for me. I love this and I can’t wait to make it! Perfect for summer!

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Lemon Cheesecake “Cool Breeze” Ice cream

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Lemon Cheesecake “Cool Breeze” Ice cream

2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 beaten eggs

1 1/2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla

Graham Crackers broken into bits

White Chocolate Chips

Coconut

1. In a large saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups of the whipping cream, sugar, and eggs. Cook and stir over medium heat just until boiling.

2. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth; slowly beat in hot mixture.

3. Cover and chill thoroughly.

4. Stir in remaining whipped cream, lemon peel, lemon juice, and vanilla.

6. Freeze in a 4-5 quart ice cream freezer according to the directions.

7. Fold in Graham Cracker bits.

8. Put into freezer container with a lid and let sit 4 hours in the…

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