the kids were shocked I even got to drive on the way there
Blessing #6 thinks burying Blessing #4 is great!
My big kids still like playing in the sand too...Hubby retreating to the shade
We had a great time spending several hours at the beach. The kids (and Dad) enjoyed the lake. It did take some coaxing to get Blessing #5 back in the water once he realized there were minnows in there – he’s a lil spoiled by the clean pool (I completely get it) of course lots of fun with the sand (which I think 1/2 of the beach ended up in our van). After that we walked around the town which was fun because there was a car show going on which hubby likes (and never gets to do anymore) Daddy and the kids all got ice cream.
We then took a drive to go see my grandparents home. Wow! that was bittersweet so many good memories there and in my mind I went right back to being a kid sitting in their home. I remember them building the house when I was young and it was sad to see how much has changed to the home and the neighborhood since we were there last. Everything is more built up with a modern feel-and a less relaxing feel, its more crowded and even the dirt roads my Grandpa and I would take evening walks on are now paved.
Lord - I thank you for my Godly husband who loves you and is a wonderful father to the children you have entrusted us with. I praise you for the work you have done in his life. I appreciate how he leads and helps us see you in the way he patiently shows us grace, mercy and love even when we don't deserve it.