Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wordy Wednesday, A Cloudy Day at the Beach

These photos were actually taken a few weeks ago. We were going bit stir crazy being inside, so despite the overcast day, we spent the afternoon at the beach! It was such a pretty and cloudy Sunday afternoon :)

From July 27, 2011


From July 27, 2011



From July 27, 2011



From July 27, 2011


The photos make it look like such a relaxing time, but it was so windy that the lunch we brought out with us blew all over the beach and hubby and I spent quite a bit of time cleaning that. While we were scavenging the beach for garbage Diana found a dead fish and gave that to Ellie, we grabbed that away just in time. We tried to set the camera on the rocks so as to do a family photo, but Diana was a little crazy person and kept running away and it was so windy I was afraid of sand getting into the camera, so that didn't work. The beach was just enough on a hill where Ellie could not walk without falling over and we could not keep Diana from trying to run into the water.


From July 27, 2011

It was so chilly. They would not eat because there was to much too see, but then got crabby because they were hungry. Ahhh! Life with little ones!This picture seems to sum it up so well.....

From July 27, 2011

It was still a great day and we were so glad to get out, but life sure does change when you have babies! It makes simple things like a picnic lunch on the beach turn into a huge ordeal, but Im thankful for every moment because it's already going by so quickly. :) Parenting is a much greater task than hubby and I ever dreamed, but God knows our hearts and has blessed us so very much. I pray that we can continue to see the joy and savor the simple and precious days that are spent training our children's hearts; and not lose sight of our blessings in the pressures of daily living.
From July 27, 2011

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.
Psalm 127:3-4



19 comments:

Good Girl Gone Green said...

So I am not the only one that picks up other peoples trash they leave behind? YAY! :)

alicia said...

Your story made me giggle. You would never know from your beautiful pics. Happy WW! Thanks for linking up to project alicia.

SnoopyGirl said...

I think a day at the beach with kids, while beautiful, is never relaxing. We were in Florida recently and all I did was chase kids, try to keep them from getting in too deep, as they don't swim yet, and trying to keep them plastered with sunscreen. LOL! Glad you survived and managed some lovely photos in the process.

Nicolette said...

These are all great! I love the look on your face when she is crying. I can so relate. Adorable!

Meg Issacs said...

Yes G.G.G.G! As long as we were getting our own garbage off the pretty beach... :)

Thanks Alicia for hosting the Linky!

lol... Yes SnoopyGirl!Isn't that how all "vacations" with children are?! Hubby is good with the camera and captured the best moments :)

@Nicolette.. it was one of those "just smile for the camera!" moments. It's almost like you feel that if you can just keep smiling the little ones will follow suite, sometimes it works ;)

Sarah said...

Awww. Sweet photos. Looks like a good day.

Daisy said...

I want to laugh and say aww at the same time! Glad you had a good time! Sorry your food blew away :(

dosweatthesmallstuff said...

You're right, the pics are just so serene and beautiful, wouldn't have imagined it to be otherwise without you telling us! ;) Then again, it's that kind of moments that lingers in our memory the longest....

Meg Issacs said...

lol... I was going to keep this as a "wordless Wednesday" post, but as I looked through all the pictures I thought "wow... it looks like such a sweet and relaxing quite day!" (sans the crying toddler, lol) Then I remembered hubby's expression as we looked at each other after we got back into the Jeep; just the "well, was it really worth it all?!?!" With the crying kids in the back and my poor sandy cookies that I futally tried to save from their gritty death... we decided yes, totally worth it! Though, the pictures themselves may not be the clearest representation of our afternoon :)

Camilleta said...

Great pics! Looks like it was a beautiful day. And hahah, I love the one of your kids crying/pouting, and you smiling with all the patience of the ideal mom.

Mad Mind said...

Brave girl! Heels on a beach! I would break an ankle.

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Mom Daughter Style said...

beautiful pictures! Lovely blog

now following you too, thanks for the follow.

pamela r said...

Oh how much fun a day at the beach can be =)---here from Terrific Thursday blog hop, now following.

Penny from Coffee Cup Mom said...

Just stopping by to tell you your pictures are fantastic! and the girls? well they could not be cuter!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful pictures!
Thanks for coming to my blog, following you back :)

Peggy said...

Hea Meg, I'm number 181. Ha ha Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I look forward to getting to know you. I see already that you take beautiful photos!
Beautiful subjects, your daughter are adorable!

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Faith said...

the tones in these photos are so pretty!! I have definitely had trips like that! It gets better as they get older :)