Our weeks have been filled with activities
and they, also, seem to be flying by.
Before and after Ally's graduation,
we enjoyed having our out-of-state family visiting.
It was my brother's and his family's first time
to visit us and their first time near the ocean,
so, naturally, we were eager to take them there.
Here were our children enjoying their time...
(Will, after getting knocked down and soaked by a wave)
The lil' girls playing in the sand
We, also, celebrated my birthday while they were here
(and with local friends, too)...
The children enjoyed playing in my brother's tent
in the backyard...
On one of the days, the guys went golfing
and the girls enjoyed going to the aquarium...
watching the albino toad
petting horseshoe crabs
watching shark and other fish
... and a couple of crabs... lol
Getting souvenir pennies before we left...
on a seaturtle
On the way home, we ventured off
and found a beach access that we had never been to.
We enjoyed searching for shells,
as well as the different scenery...
our lil' girls and their cousins
walking to the beach
feeling the water
Ally taking a rest
One of the evenings, my brother and his wife
humored all of us by trying on my beloved's gear... LOL
(we think it weighed more than she did!)
We, also, enjoyed visiting with my mama & gramma
and caught a few pics with them before they flew home...
Great-Gramma, Gramma, the great-grandchildren, and the granddog
Another generational photo...
Great-Gramma (my gramma), Gramma (my mama), Mama (me),
the great-grandchildren (our children), and the granddog
It was a real blessing to have family visit!
It is a rare but wonderful occasion
and we enjoyed making memories together!
"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. Selah."~ Psalm 68:19