Monday, July 7, 2008

In Every Grain of Sand




Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. - Ralph Waldo Emerson



Usually, we take our vacation in September, rounding out the summer perfectly. Now that Emily is school age and Hannah is not far behind, we scheduled our vacation for June. So we spent a wonderful week at the beach and I must admit, I am still mourning the end of vacation. There is no where nearer to God for me than by the sea. I could roam the shores for hours, looking for shells, breathing in the briny air and thinking. It is the one place in this world where my thoughts seem to line up and make sense. I am anxious to get back to the beach and we are hoping for at least one more trip to our favorite destination before the summer waves it's final goodbye.

These are a few of my favorite sunshine shots...





















15 comments:

mortgage loans said...

I like your blog.


mortgage loans

Joy in The Truth said...

Oh so beautiful! Looks like you had the perfect family vacation time together! :) Love the pix!

We're going to OC NJ in August and can't wait! There is nothing like His majestic ocean!

Separated at birth indeed!

Hugs,
Sharon :)

Kate said...

Heather,

These are beautiful shots...I especially love the one of the three "girls" (you're so pretty!)and the one with Daddy waling into the water...piceless!

Oh how I recognize that fair skin of Emily's...add some freckles...and there I am!!! :-)

Looks like a dreamy wek full of grand memories...and you captured it wonderfully on film!

Kate

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Love all the pictures, Heather! I have been looking forward to seeing the post from the beach and it finally came. I am so glad you had a magnificent week. I am sorry it couldn't last forever but hope you can hold onto the memories and feelings as long as you can.

Love you,
Lis

Linette said...

Oh Heather..these are beautiful! I'm ready to go to the beach now.:)
I'm with you..I love the beach too!
SO glad you had a great time.

Sheri said...

Your pictures are fabulous! It looks like you had a wonderful vacation. I feel the same way you do about the beach and water. I hope you can go again before summer is over.

Denise C said...

Oh Heather....absolutely precious pictures of your wonderful trip to the beach! I love Miss Emily's hat!!! Now that is a statement on a precious little one's gorgeous red head!!!

So glad you time there was so special...and near to your heart! I agree....the shore has deep feelings for me as well.....as a youth...our church youth group took a missions trip to the beach every summer for a week...we did puppet performances int he area campgrounds...spreading the "Good News"!
It was a very special week for all of us..as we not only reached out to others but also grew deeper in love with our Heavenly Father as well.....we would have our nightly devotions out on the beach at times.....and I am telling you....it was powerful...hearing the majestic waves crashing as we prayed and praised! AWESOME!

SO happy that you all had a very precious time there as well...and that you re home safe and sound!
Love you tons!
Denise!

Beth said...

Heather!!! Looks like a great week! I must say I'm quite jealous. :) I love the family shots and the one with Hannah on the phone looks slightly familiar. We see that daily around here as well.

Welcome home - Beth

P.S. I sent you another note. Check your spam. :)

2China4Ayla said...

Beautiful pics. Just want you to know I am praying for you/with you! Please let me know - tonya.bramblett@yahoo.com

Christy said...

LOVE THE PICS!!! THE KIDS LOOK SO DARN CUTE AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GUYS HAD AN AMAZING TIME. I LOVE THE BEACH TOO. WE ARE ACTUALLY HEADING TO THE BEACH TODAY FOR THE DAY. IT IS SUCH A RELAXING AND ENJOYABLE PLACE TO BE-- MIA LOVES THE SAND!!

GLAD YOU HAD A GREAT VACATION!!

CHRISTY :)

Dawn said...

what a fun vacation!! You took some great pictures!!

Rachel said...

Looks like you had a great family vacation! What wonderful memories you're making for your girls.

Jodee Leader said...

Adorable beach pictures! I am ready to go back to the beach too. It's so peaceful there!

missy said...

Such joy show in your photos! I can tell your family really enjoys each other. Isn't that a blessing??? You have a beautiful family!

sara said...

I love the picture of Daddy & his girls hand in hand!!

Music


 
© Welcome to Our Little Ladybugs!
CoffeeShop Designs