**It wasn't supposed to be a full month between blog posts. I was supposed to find time to keep everyone up to date on the thrill of football season. But you see...That didn't exactly happen. So while I work on something a little more recent...here's a flashback to summer vacation...because who couldn't use a mental … Continue reading A Summer Vacation Flashback
This summer we traveled to the Gulf of Mexico to spend a week with my family. One of the coolest things we noticed there along the beach was an area blocked off to indicate that sea turtles had nested. It was just a patch of sand surrounded by a few stakes and caution tape with … Continue reading The Loggerhead Miracle
Well, it finally happened. We finally hit the point where we went to the beach so much in one summer that I was feeling a little embarassed when people asked me where we have been. "The beach again!!??" We live in the South. We live in a community where many people belong to pools and … Continue reading Shame and the Beach
Sometimes the things that we have been waiting the whole year for come rushing in and out of our lives so quickly that it takes a moment to recover. We have been so blessed that, despite having 5 kids and a busy schedule and living far away from family, we have been able to spend … Continue reading Summer Beginnings: Speed Vacations, Beach Hair and Fishing Poles
Today marks the start of my husband's summer vacation. While the rest of us have been off of school for a little over a week, he's been working camps and hosting recruits. But it's here. Vacation! We made it. We always look so forward to the few days we have as just a "little" family … Continue reading Rain Delay: Adjusting Vacation and My Attitude
Our house has faced a little chaos over the past few weeks. We've torn out a kitchen, evicted a small critter (Read about our raccoon visitor!), and dove into spring football and all that entails. But Spring Vacation on the beach proved to be a big enough blessing that we left in the midst of … Continue reading Road Trip in the Big Van
Since my husband's job keeps him pretty busy during the season. And recruiting. And spring ball...and spring recruiting...you get the idea. He's pretty busy. We learned early on that we needed to really value the time we had together. And since our family goes through a significant chunk of the year without Nick around, we … Continue reading Skipping School: Beach Trip!