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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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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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pool time!

I love Summer.  And these little faces!

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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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Living on the Edge

I am so happy for April and the adventure that she is having out West this summer.  But does she have to be the one standing closest to the edge?  This is the kind of picture that makes a mama’s … 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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Theme Nights

Every year at the beach we have these crazy Theme Nights.  We’ve had everything from Zoo Night to Western Night to Pirate Night, and more.  The games that we play are always ridiculously fun.  This is a picture of my … Continue reading

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