Friday, September 19, 2014

Home Sweet Home~

No need to worry about this crowd missing the beach...
They didn't miss a step getting back to all the things they love about HOME...
Climbing their tree~
 Watching daddy cut the grass~
 Playing in their sandbox~
 Playing in the backyard~
 Campfire in the backyard~
 Picnic in the backyard of roasted hotdogs and s'mores~
Yep... we love the beach but we love home MORE!
Home Sweet Home!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Last Couple of Days @ the Beach~

We played and ate out on the beach so when naptime rolled around, the bitty girls fell asleep in our arms~

After dinner we took the crew to play a little putt putt...
Have you ever taken six little people to play?
Our first time too and it quite the fun time!
We lost three of our balls, both boys and little girls needed potty breaks, and Evie kept calling it tic tac toe. :)
Today Scott took the kids down to the beach so I could clean the condo.
I LOVED looking down seeing him with the kids... pretty much the whole beach to themselves.
We stopped by to see Savannah and BC on the way home.
A GREAT ending to a sweet vacay!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rain Didn't Dampen our Day~

It was nice to have a morning to just hang out, do a little schooling, and rest for a while.
After lunch we went out for some beach time~
 A red flag and rough waves kept us close to shore~
 Holly overcame her sensory issues with sand and loved being covered~
 Everyone begging daddy to bury them more and more!
 We came in to get ready for a fun afternoon @ the movies!
Dolphin Tale 2... Holly's first movie and she did great!
See! Rain didn't dampen our day!

Monday, September 15, 2014


Another beautiful day of weather~

SO great to spend time with Donna and her beautiful children all the way from Atlanta here on fall break.
Our kids played so well... was fun to have sweet Visitors today!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Gorgeous Day~

Pulled out the real camera for today~

Perfect weather, happy kids, and amazing husband
made for one Gorgeous Day!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Our First Day~

Everyone had a great night and was ready for breakfast~
 Lots of activities going on while I was getting ready~

And after a trip to Target for my new swim suit,
we headed down to the beach and Holly was truly in wonder~

 Holly gave her daddy a big kiss as if to say...
"Thank you daddy for my very first vacation @ the beach"~

 Picnic lunch by the pool and then a storm blew in sending us up~
 We took some time to school while bitties were resting~
 Storming so hard, we got pizzas and stayed in for the evening~
I'd say Our First Day was awesome!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Touch and Go~

Ready and out the door about 10:30~

Piled into our truck to head to the beach 
but our truck wouldn't crank so back in until a new battery was installed~

Finally on our way~

Stopped in Athens for a lunch date~

Made it safe and sound~
And everyone ready for a week of fun!!!
Thankful for a vacay in Sept!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We're Ready~

For the beach~
Been packing all day and finally have it all ready to go.
{Evie is SO excited for Holly to see the ocean!}

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Day of Play~

I start a photography class with Lisa @ The Long Road to China on Monday
so I actually pulled out my 'real' camera today and dusted it off~
 EK found some snails under a rock and they all LOVED watching them~
 I wanted to take some photos of HM too~
Just A Day of Play documented with the real camera.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Happy Mid Autumn Moon Festival~

Families all over China gathered together for their sort of thanksgiving. 
If for some reason a member could not make the journey, 
Those families gazed at the moon and remembered each other. 
I can't help but wonder if 6 families looked up tonight 
and thought about the beautiful children they blessed with life~
There are no words to describe the magnificent Privilege
 we have to be on the receiving side of those brave families. 

Tonight we lit a lantern and sailed it up into air 
as a reminder of their great sacrifice and our great gift. 

Sounds like a very familiar story of God's love. 
John 3:16 
For God so loved the world that he gave his only son 
that whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. 

None of us deserve a single blessing we have but 
God loved us even before we were born and gave His Son to die for us. 
God has loved our family SO extravagantly in allowing us to be our children's forever family
And there is no doubt He is preparing them for destiny in His Love. 

There are SO MANY children waiting for their Forever!!!
Look at our children and pray if your child might be waiting for you to find them. 
Please let me pray for you!
Ask me how to get started on a journey that will truly change your life 
And the forever life of a child's somewhere waiting in this great old big world. 

Our Beautiful Day on Growing Whole Hearts!