Monday, August 17, 2009

Memorable Beach Moments


I love the beach. Walking barefoot along the sand while letting the cool water squish between my toes. Scanning the shoreline for pretty shells as the seagulls call overhead. My children love the beach too and are so lucky to have grandparents that have a place by the ocean where we can escape to.

The roar of the ocean must hum through all our veins. I used to visit my grandparents every winter when they travelled to south Florida with all the other "snowbirds". They'd close their business down for the winter months (not much concrete to pour during the Kentucky winters) and head for the sunshine state for some R&R. I have precious memories from the beach and now my children will too.
Our vacation to Galveston was so much fun. It was the first time in a long time I got to play along with my girls. Seems like any trips to the beach during the last 9 years involved me tending to a baby and keeping them from getting too much sun. Not this trip! I got to build sandcastles, hunt for hermit crabs, and even lay by the pool.











8 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

How fun! I love the beach, too!

Nancy said...

I also love to walk along the beach, letting the water rush over my feet. I'm such a scavenger. The pictures were very cute.

Terri Tiffany said...

I love what you built!! We have been going to the beach once a week now and we sit and watch the families play. It's always so nice to see what everyone comes up with . Glad you had time to really enjoy.

Aimee said...

Love that sandcastle!
Building sandcastles is my kids' favorite thing to do at the beach!

Warren Baldwin said...

Ah, summer!!

Jessica said...

Such sweet pics! I like going to the water too, in our case, a nearby river. Esp. now that the boys are getting older and I don't have to make sure no one eats dirt. LOL

Kara said...

Thanks everyone! Anywhere near water is fun and it is nice when you don't have to worry about your children eating the dirt or sand:) And I'm a shell scavenger too!

Amy said...

Ooooh.... looks like you guys had great fun! We are hoping to take a beach trip next year!