It is always amazing how fast vacation goes. It seems like one day I was packing to go and the next day I'm packing to leave. CRAZY!
This week has been wonderful. The weather has been perfect. The kids have gotten along well. The van hasn't broken. (Please keep praying. Thanks!) Doug and I have spent time with each of our children alone. We couldn't have asked for more. God has again given us more than we could ask or imagine.
It's hard to believe that we will be leaving this beautiful place in the morning. I think we're going to get up early so that we can take one last walk/swim before we have to load up.
Tyler and Becca have loved writing on the beach this week.
Yesterday was a very full day. We went out to an island that is a nature preserve. Normally there is good shelling out there, but not this year. I think the weather has been so nice that nothing had really washed ashore. Becca found a really nice shell. Tyler spotted dolphins swimming really close to shore. We had never seen them that close. We could see one sticking it's whole head out of the water and another flip over backwards. It was something I will never forget.
The kids watching the dolphins with Grammy
Later that night we went into a little town east of here called Apalachicola. After we ate dinner, Doug sped back to the Cape so I could get pictures of the sunset. Here are a few of my favorites. The color that night was incredible.
We spent alot of time out on the beach in front of the house. Here are a few pictures of how we spent our days.
The kids are as proud of their sandcastle as they are their silly faces!
Hope is in love with Papaw.
And our nights.
Me and my man!
One of my favorite poses
Too fun not to post.
We are sad to leave but looking forward to going home. Doug and I were watching the kids play on the beach after sunset tonight. Doug commented on how nice it is to make memories with our kids while we have the chance. We have been blessed with many good ones this week. I can't wait to go home, get the pictures printed, hang them on the wall, and talk about all we did this week with the kids for years to come.