Monday, October 01, 2012

A Pocketful of Seashells...




Sweet little memories tucked deeply in my sweater pocket.  We can't stay here forever, but we can hold tight to the memories we make as we journey if we slow down and recognize the beauty of the moment.  Each moment is such a gift.

It was a fast weekend chock full of the kinds of things that memories are made of.  The boys had so much fun...

Driving down...


It rained most of the weekend, but this did not put a damper on things for the boys!  The boys were wild with excitement!  We didn't tell them where we were going until the palm trees helped them figure it out!  They could not contain themselves!!


Happy boys...


Enjoying the peace of the water, the moment....


Jack's first trip to the ocean...


He loved it and was completely unafraid!


Running back to the beach house!


The view from the living room...


When it rained the boys played upstairs without need of toys!  They created their own costumes...


And, I stole some quiet moments while Erik had the boys down at the beach to do my favorite kind of planning...


At Lambert's Cafe...


catching some rolls!!!

And, then the long drive home...


We all felt a little like this one the way home...


It was a fast trip, but I know that the boys made memories that they will never forget.  When they look back on this weekend, they won't remember that it was only three days.  They will remember the ocean, the "throwed rolls," the rain and the salty air, the beach football games, the boogie boards, James Christofer getting stung by a sting ray, the collecting of shells, the big house with tons of beds, and being together.  Thankful.

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Hi! I live in a sweet country home overflowing with love, laughter, and little ones. I have been blessed to journey these days beside a man that I love, respect, and admire. He is my soul-mate and best friend. Together we are seeking to raise our seven children to be lovers of God, to be wise and discerning, and to be all that our sweet God created them to be. I am in the goldfish and cheerio stage of life, but I am keenly aware that these days are slipping right through my hands. This blog is my attempt to keep our memories safe for years to come.

 

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