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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer Vacation 2015- The Ocean

Soft Sand,
amazing waves,
perfect weather
and
time away with people we love
made for a wonderful week at the beach.


Some highlights of the trip .....


A day at the water park where the kiddie pina coladas and root beers were plentiful.


Ice cream for lunch!


Cupcakes from a place featured on Eleanor's favorite show, Cupcake Wars!


A last minute evening jaunt to the beach where we were surprised to see dolphins! 


 A painting class on the beach! 


A morning of boating!


New adventures!  Kevin had just arrived in Destin and hadn't even had a chance to change into shorts!  A conference in New Orleans prevented him from joining us until Tuesday night.


Thankfully the next day when Eleanor was ready to paddle board Kevin was ready with his swim trunks!


So grateful!



















Friday, July 3, 2015

July 3rd

It's a good life when on a summer day you can comfortably enjoy the outdoors and things are so laid back that nothing seems more important than just that. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

In the morning

I'm home from my run, sitting lazily on my front parch listening to the rain.  I don't have any idea where the rain will go since everything is already so soaked.   The park is drenched and marshy which means ducks are swimming in spots that are ordinarily patches of dry green grass.  
It also means that inside my house it is dark and cool and quiet. 
Very, very quiet.
And I'm not going to dare disturb that!


Summer with 3 kids at home is no joke and surviving with my sanity means pulling myself out of bed at 5:15 to capture some endorphins followed quickly by coffee and a few moments of prayer and quiet.  
So that when she shows up



followed closely by her


I'm ready to have some fun!