Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Day At The Beach

On Tuesday, the ladies of our family made a day of going to the beach. While there we did things such as collect smooth shells, photographed the landscape, and splashed in the cool ocean surf. What a marvelous place God has created that man might go and be renewed.

So begins our hour-long hunt for shells from the ocean's depths.
Momma drying out her cover-up in the sea breeze.The three Stone girls.
Momma and two of her four treasures.
Look how the sand, ocean, sky, and dunes all seem to fade together in the horizon.

Another example of divine handiwork. Anna bestowing a kiss upon the cheek of her beloved sister. :)
Anna pretending to toss Olivia into the drink. LOL!
" Finally, a nice picture!" says Olivia. :)
The beach was strewn with these orange colored beauties. You couldn't walk ten feet without finding one or more!
A pretty daisy on the side of the road.
I'm not sure what kind of tree this is, but it sure made a fabulous picture! :)
My beloved mother dear and I.
A peaceful lane. Emily stoops to pick up a shell, hoping to get it before the tide washes it away. I don't know what on earth Olivia is doing though. I think it's hilarious!!! :D
AHA! I got it! Mom was in the water...I could see it coming...I turned on my camera...waiting! CRASH, came the wave, SNAP, went my camera...and DOWN went Mommy dearest! *heehee*

A shell with water and bits of shell in it. It was already like that. :)
The photographer with mom and Emily in the background.
Olivia made a heart out of a handful of shells. I just had to take a picture, it was too neat to pass up! Emily and Mom enjoy a gentle breeze.
And I couldn't post without one of my trademark pictures of feet. I tried four times to get a picture of Mom's and my feet. Lo and behold, I finally got it!!!

Sea shells and seaweed...
Clouds over the dunes...
Sea Oats...

More shell peaceful!
Sea surf, breaking on the sand.
A leaf of some kind...
More Sea Oats. I think this is a neat picture, can you see the bug? :)

A storm is brewin'...thank heaven we got out of there in time! :)
What a wonderful day!
The Lord be praised! :)
*Please be sure to scroll down to see the three posts before this one. I had my wisdom teeth pulled on Wednesday so I posted a lot, that's why there are so many at one time! :)


twsanders said...

Looks like fun! What a special time spent with your sisters and mother.

Enjoy these moments and make wonderful memories.

May the Lord shower His blessings on the Stone Family!

God Bless,

Abbi (For the Sanders Family)

Katie said...

Oh, Anna! You got your wisdom teeth pulled!? Did it hurt much? The Dentist told me a couple years ago that I HAD to have mine out right away but my parents and I decided to wait and see what would happen and, praise the Lord, they've come in fine! The beach is the most beautiful place on earth. I envy you! But we're heading to FL on August 11th and our Family Vacation at St. Augustine starts on August 18th so we'll get to be at the beach for a while week! We'll have to get together while we're down there....

My Redeemer Liveth said...

Dearest Kate,
Yes, the dastardly deed has been done...I am now an official "half-wit". :D The oral surgeon only took out my left two teeth...for now! Wow, what an unpleasent experience. Thankfully, I've had my wonderful mother and sisters taking good care of me! :D I am so grateful to them.
I definetly (sp?) want to get together with you when you again venture to our fair state! That would be marvelously grand, think you not?! ;) Let us know when you're available and I'm sure we'll make our very best effort to get together with you and your family!
God bless you dear friend! Love and pray for you lots!
~Anna *wink*


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