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sharks and mermaids

Our family beach trips always include Theme Nights.  Each family unit takes one night and is in charge of dinner, games, and activities, all built around a theme.  Over the years, we have had theme nights on everything from Pirates … Continue reading

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on the beach

Is there anything better than children on the beach?  I am pretty sure that salt water flows in the blood of my family, and I am so glad that my grandchildren have that same inborn love of the ocean.  Isn’t … Continue reading

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and so funny!!!

I took this beautiful photo of Mylah at the beach.  Laura posted it on Instagram with this: “Mostly I just pray that she is kind and confident and happy and healthy, but I guess being this beautiful doesn’t hurt.  If … Continue reading

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more photos following our sunset memorial service for anne

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missing anne

We started our beach week last week with a sunset family memorial service for Anne as we scattered her ashes at a place where we all loved being together so much.  It was a difficult and fitting way to begin … Continue reading

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jaws!

I’m preparing for our annual crazy family beach trip.  It’s going to be a hard one this year without my sister-in-law Anne, who passed away in November.  While we are there we are going to honor her by committing her … Continue reading

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the blessing of friends

How lucky am I?  I have spent the past week at the beach with friends I have known most of my life, some since first grade.  The bond that I have with these women grows deeper and more special every … Continue reading

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The Best Medicine

We just returned from our annual family beach trip.  We’ve been visiting the same stretch of beach together for over thirty years.  Making this trip was a major goal for Anne.  For a while we didn’t think she would be … Continue reading

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there is nothing better than grandbabies at the beach

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Home Again

I am back from a perfect beach vacation.  Last year we had our beach week in June and it included Greg and Laura’s wedding.  At that time we had no idea that this year’s trip would include two new grandchildren!  … Continue reading

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