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 Drama Queen working on our sandcastle

I’m finally getting around to posting some of our vacation photos,  things have been kind of hectic since we came back last week and I haven’t had a chance to blog.  We had a great time on vacation, we spent time with our families,  went to the beach, and just chilled out.   I love the beach, it’s a sensory experience like no other,  the sound of the waves breaking on the shore and children laughing and playing,  feeling the warm sun on my face and the hot sand between my toes,  and the smell of the salt water and sunscreen, I love everything about it!  

My husband’s maternal grandmother always used to say she couldn’t understand how anyone could look at the ocean and not believe in God, and I feel the same way.   The vastness and beauty of the ocean could only be created by Him.  I feel so humbled when I’m there, to know that the Creator of the Universe who created the majesty of the ocean, also created me for His purpose. 

Ashley and Drama Queen with our masterpiece.

We had such a great time, soaking up the sun, building our sandcastle and playing in the ocean.  Ashley only got to go to the beach once,  he went in the water too soon after putting on sunscreen and his legs got sunburned.  He ended up with sun poisoning, it’s the first time it’s ever happened to him, poor guy, his feet were swollen for a couple of days. 

       Our first day at the beach

Drama Queen and I went back to the beach a couple of more times by ourselves,  we missed having Ashley there with us, but we still had a lot of fun.  We looked for seashells but there weren’t many to be found,  I don’t understand what has happened to them.  When we were kids you could find lots of seashells on the beach, but not anymore.  Unless there is a storm somewhere offshore stirring things up,  you don’t find many of them.   Not that I really need more shells, I have lots that I’ve collected over the years, but it’s still fun to hunt for them whenever we go.

Well,  it’s getting late and I need to go to bed and get some rest.   Natalie, Joey, Cupcake, and Blue Eyes are coming down for a quick visit and I’m keeping the little ones tomorrow, I can’t wait to see them!!

Have a wonderful week!

Love, Velvia


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