Max blurted out that he was interested in going to Quebec on an exchange…just weeks away. (nice planning Max…!)
One of the things I had to learn with teenagers, was more ‘go with the flow’ and a little less ‘stick to the plan’.
This was one of those moments and it turned out to be amazing. Max had a fantastic summer in Quebec and we formed a strong bond with our exchange student Vincent, from Quebec, who lived with us.
When Max was back in August, we had given up on having a family vacation that year until Ingrid saw something online about Virgin America flying from Seattle to San Fran on some promo run.
We talked and then went for it.
On a whim, we got 4 tickets, flew to San Fran and then drove down the coast to Southern Cal for a week at a beachside hotel.
It was awesome.
We re-connected as a family with Max back after his summer adventure and we were able to enjoy one of those moments in time that will be with us forever.
I love these shots of the boys during that week.
As I look back, I will be forever grateful for my wife and sons and our ability to go for it and create these amazing memories.