Saturday, September 8, 2007

A Saturday Evening Visit to the Ocean...

Most of our day was spent in the dining room.
In between baking sourdough bread,
cooking a turkey, talking to my beloved on the phone,
picking up the house, feeding the children, etc... (phew!)

I was able to get the pattern for my new dress
traced, cut out, and cut out on the fabric.
I hope to work on it this week.
Ally, however, was able to complete her dress
using the pattern that we've been using lately,
except she added a little something special.
She added some ribbon to her dress,
which turned out so lovely.

After cleaning up, eating supper, and supper clean-up,
I thought it would be fun to take the children
on a quick trip to the beach.
We are having a tropical storm this weekend
and we were curious to see how big the waves were!
So we packed up in the van and headed to the ocean.

As we expected, it was quite windy when we arrived
and the view was so beautiful...
(the view of the beach and the view of the children) ;o)

The waves weren't enormous but they were bigger
and stronger (and there was a rip current advisory)
but the children enjoyed 'getting their toes wet'...

Will and Beth enjoyed running from the waves
and getting a little wet...

Carolynne, mostly, enjoyed staying where it was dry...

Since the ocean was so 'active',
the children and I held hands
so they could enjoy the water a little more...

We loved watching the waves crash down.
Ally enjoyed most of the action from the sand. ;o)

On our way back to the beach from a bathroom break,
we heard some commotion
and looked to see a man swimming in the ocean...

You might not be able to see him
but his head is circled in red.
A couple of men (lifeguards) were trying
to get his attention to make him get out.
It was a 'red flag', which meant no swimming
(because of the rip currents

and the tropical storm warning).
We were thankful that the man got out
and that we didn't have to witness an accident.

While we were there, we thought it would be fun
to learn about rip currents
(especially since there was a sign on the topic)...

We were, also, able to see a crab
(which we haven't seen since we left SC)
and we were excited...

We finished up our visit and headed home
just in time to shower off and put the children to bed.

We look forward to being in the Lord's house tomorrow. ;o)

I'll end this post with some of the photos
that we took while at the beach
(at dusk, during a tropical storm warning).
Some of them may look similar
but they each captured the beauty differently.
Hope you enjoy...

"Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power,
and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:
for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine;
thine is the kingdom, O LORD,
and thou art exalted as head above all."
~ 1 Chronicles 29:11


Bren said...

Gorgeous photographs!!!

Ron and Ginny said...

I love the pictures. Thanks!

Alesha said...

I'm so glad ya'll got to experience the ocean with a storm coming. It is a unique thing and will make great memories for your children.

I pray you don't get bad weather with the storm. I was grateful it didn't head toward us, but I wasn't wishing it would head to you all, either! lol!

Wishing you a lovely Lord's Day!

Karen said...

Such beauty, and you captured it so well!
I'm sure you were unnerved thinking that you may witness an accident. I've witnessed one, and also the "recovery". Everyone on the beach made a human chain out as far as they could to retrieve the victim. Not a good memory, and I'm grateful you didn't have to experience that.
I told Christie about the storm. She had not been watching the news this week, and didn't know about it. Stay safe.

Marci said...

I am glad you had a good time with the children. The pictures are beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christina,
How pretty. How is your dh? Bryan was home today on leave. He has orders for Korea . To leave in Jan if things don't change.
I pray for you and yours.

TrainingHearts said...

I could almost hear the waves crashing as I read through your post.

Wishing you and your family an enjoyable week ahead.

Sunday Blessings,

Pam said...

Beautiful waves!
The dunes on the beach at Hunting Island are totally gone now due to erosion. The tide now comes up under the family home at high tide.

Madeleine said...

Wow! You live that close to the shore?

I am not a water person, but sometimes the ocean is to majestic not to admire.

Pretty pictures

Kim said...

isn't it soooo fun to take pictures at the beach?

HsKubes said...

Bren ~ Thank you. ;o)

Ginny ~ You're very welcome. It was a beautiful sight. ;o)

Alesha ~ We were glad to experience the storm coming, too.
Thank you for your prayers. The storm wasn't bad at all but the rain sure was nice. ;o)

Karen ~ Thank you. It really was beautiful to see.
I'm sure it was a scary thing when you witnessed that incident. We were very thanful that we did not have to witness one. But it sure gave a good opportunity to teach the chidren a lesson. ;o)

Marci ~ It was a lovely time. We sure love doing things like that. And thank you... the view sure was gorgeous. ;o)

Elizabeth ~ Thank you for checking in on us. My beloved is doing pretty well... he misses home and home misses him. ;o)
Thank you for praying for us. Y'all are in our prayers, too. ;o)

Tamara ~ Oh, the waves crashing was a beautiful sound. I almost posted a video of them but didn't know if anyone would be interested. ;o) Ally loved using the camcorder.

Pam ~ So sad to hear the dunes are gone. What about the sea turtles, I wonder? We sure love and miss Hunting Island. We love its natural beauty.

Madeleine ~ We do live pretty close to the shore. Marines tend to stay by the water. ;o)
I'm not a 'water person' as far as getting in the water much but it sure is beautiful to watch, smell, touch, see and hear. ;O)

Kim ~ Yes, it is LOTS of fun to take pictures of and at the beach. ;o)

~ Christina


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