Monday, July 30, 2007

The Loveliness of the Seashore

Well, I found out about this fair a little too late, but I'll share a bit about the loveliness of our trip to the seashore this weekend. Texas has been plagued with rain like no summer I can ever remember. Rarely a day goes by when not one shower falls some time during the day. It was no different on our first few days to the beach! But thankfully the rain had cleared we arrived to meet some family there on Thursday morning. Friday morning was another rainy day, but we did fit in a dip in the pool that afternoon. Saturday was spent back in town to stay at Aunt Jill's house for a little break. And Sunday back at the beach was the most gorgeous day, filled with sunshine and family, many hours at the pool, some nice sunburns, and a beautiful LifeTeen mass back home last night.

Something about the seashore always brings a smile to my face, and a peace in my heart. It's our most beloved of vacation spots, especially for young children who can be entertained for hours upon hours with sand and water! Add a nearby swimming pool for cooling off...and it's a true winner! Wish we were back there now...

Cousins get right to work in the sand!

Ellie back and forth to the water to fill up her little pail

Mary Clare enjoying her cousin's toy

The fam hanging out; Bop-Bop and two aunts were there that day. Notice the Texas beach tent in the background...only in TX!

Silly girls

My sweet sea princess!

Out to eat

Now that's a big chair!

Like a kid in a candy store!

"Surfing" in the pool

Sonic slushies to cool us off

And the nice view from the hotel room, lovely!

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Aunt Jill who shared her vacation with us! She welcomed various members of the huge B family clan to her hotel throughout the week, sharing her room, pool, food, beach, and even letting us spend two nights at her house with "Cat"! I think you deserve another Best Aunt award, Jill!


Jill said...

Love the picture of the big chair!
This definately fits the theme of the loveliness fair. Wow. What memories.

K said...

I saw you at Mass last night and thought that you looked so beautiful! Pregnancy certainly agrees with you! And your girls are so adorable.

Melissa said...

What a lovely vacation, Blair! You know, the only time I've spent on a beach was a brief trip to the Gulf coast when my brother was living in New Orleans. I'm so jealous! :)

Your girls are darling. I'm sure they had a great time!

Hope you're feeling well!

Celeste Creates said...

Oooooooh. Ooooooh the candy and soda shop on the Strand. I'd recognize that anywhere.

Looks like a wonderful trip! What hotel?

Anonymous said...

Hi Blair--

Just found your blog by "chance," which may have been the Holy Spirit, in actuality! I'll be homeschooling this fall and am rather nervous and overwhelmed (we have 2 daughters, going into 3rd and K). Anyway, I LOVED looking at the 4REAL link you shared. Thank you!!!!!!!!

I'll keep you in mind for future mom needs!!! Blessings to you.

Alice Gunther said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures!

Blair said...

Yes, Celeste, the Strand was wonderful and the hotel where sis-in-law stayed (and we got to slumber one night) was the Hilton. Lots of fun! No rain here today, hopefully we're moving into a sunny August!

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