Monday, August 18, 2008

Fun in the Sun

This year for vacation we decided to just stay home and to find some fun things to do close to home.

With eight children it can be a challenge to found something that everyone would enjoy to do.

Our oldest daughter is 19yrs old and the youngest is 2 yrs old.

Well we decided to head to the shore!

We always like to wait and to go later in the evening when the sun is starting to go down. This is a great time!

The beach is pretty empty and we can just enjoy the wonderful breeze the fresh sea air and enjoy the waves that come crashing in. Ok around here the waves are not very high but for our smaller children they are just the right size.

We first headed to a favorite restaurant that is down by the shore! I love sea food so this was a real treat!

We than headed to the beach. This is a public beach and we had been hoping that it would be a free entry since it was later in the day but that was not to be! The small fee for parking was worth it though!

The children had a wonderful time. When we started talking we realized it had been about 8 years since we last had been at the beach! Time does fly by.

(With my last 5 pregnancies being much closer than my first three we seemed to be so busy!)

Well the Lord really blessed and the children all had fun! It was a perfect little get away which pleased everyone of every age!

Daddy and Katelyn share a kiss!

To end the evening the Lord blessed us with some free pizza!
We happen to be on the peer to get the children kind of washed off. ( hmm) and a kind women came up to us and offered us almost a complete pizza. She had been sitting there with her children and they could not finish all of the pizza that they had bought! God is so Good!

The children were eager to accept her kindness and the Pizza was delicious!

God is so good! Enjoying his creation is the best kind of vacation that we could have!

Our Pastor had been preaching a lot lately about slowing down and enjoying the simpler things in life! I think we all need to remember this!

I hope that this will encourage all of you to see what is in your back yard and to just enjoy the simpler things in life!

God Bless, Kathy

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