Tuesday, June 3, 2008

beach fun

My parents rented a house in Salishan for a week. The kids headed down Thursday to have some fun in the sun on Friday. They dug a huge hole in the sand with my brother and had a beautiful day on Friday. We came down with Tucker Friday night for the weekend. We took several walks and sat around a lot.
There was lots of time for good conversation. It was the quietest beach I had ever seen - we rarely saw any other people. There are also no street lights in this gated community so it was very dark and peaceful at night.

My brother, Berk, who moved home for a couple months before heading to Laos in July, spent a lot of time with the kids. They got up early Saturday morning and built us this little shelter. Isn't it great!!

Tucker enjoyed lots of stick chasing. He also went out running with Curtis and did a couple early morning walks with me. He was exhausted by the time we came home!



The sand at the beach was beautiful. I got several fun photos of it. It is amazing to think that God knows each piece of sand.




The kids and Curtis were so relaxed they laid down for a quick rest on the sand. Tucker decided to get in on the act. He even buried his face in the sand while he was laying here with them.

Before heading home we did our best at getting a group shot. It was a nice peaceful trip and was a great chance to get away from the routine and chaos of life. Thanks Dad and Mom for a great time to rest. We hope you enjoy the rest of the week.


ps. they really didn't build that shelter - we found a couple of them at the end of the beach. Cool though!! We thought we would take credit for it.

10 comments:

The Aldridge's said...

Looks like everyone had a good, relaxing family time.

Patrick

Julie said...

oh, that looks so great! i was going to comment on the awesome shelter...but I guess I won't now. ;) I want to go!!

michelle said...

that shelter is something else! impressive. looks like a fun beautiful weekend.

Valerie said...

Glad you had fun at the beach. It is nice to rest with good family in a beautiful place.

Trish said...

What a great week! I'm glad you had a chance to relax.

I LOVE the beach and we do not get there often enough.

I was impressed with the beach shelter and the little I know about your brother, I would have believed that they built it.

annette said...

you totally had me w/ the shelter thing! how many baths did it take to get the sand out of tucker?

Lee Ann said...

I wanna go! Looks like a great time.

Anonymous said...

Those are some great pictures and we sure enjoyed having all of you. Love playing murder with those grandkids!

Mom

niccole w. said...

Okay, so I was totally tranfixed with that shelter thinking your kids had made it and wondering who the budding engineer was and then I got to the end of your blog...:) Glad you guys had a great time.

Kelli said...

Love the shelter...something you can't take home and cost you nothing but time yet stays with the kids forever...