i loved, absolutely loved the time i spent with my family and with joel; it was so neat watching him play with my nephews and my niece. they absolutely adore him; i can't tell you how many times i heard, "joel, come sit with me" or "hey joel are you coming with us?" it warms my heart that those three little people who have been the center of my world for so long love and enjoy being with joel. before i met joel, one of my prayers was that the Lord would provide a husband who not only loved me (that's important, though ;) but that also loved my family. it is such a sweet thing to be able to sit on the sidelines and watch those relationships grow and develop.
so, back to the beach (oh how i wish i were really GOING back!)...we (well, i endured the sand. i do not love the sand...at all. i try to be a happy vacationer and deal with it but i would rather have the beach and the ocean without the sand) played in the sand, in the ocean, in the pool, we went to the movies, shopped, had game nights, visited the aquarium, visited alligator adventure, ate out, etc. on wednesday, joel and i drove down to charleston for the day and had the best time. are you beginning to see a pattern? i think it's safe to say that we had fun ;) all week long! so, enough typing...here are just a few pics from the week. enjoy!
stephen (the bro-in-law) digging in sand. ewww.
in the pool...
playing with anna banana
here he is...good ole' utan. he is the largest crocodile in captivity. he's stinkin HUGE! (that picture really only shows half of him.)
well, we tried more aquarium pictures at the ripley's aquarium at myrtle beach. no more aquarium pics for me.
obviously, this is a posed picture (meaning, i told him to look sad and stick out his bottom lip) but we were really sad to be leaving the beach. we loved vacation this year and tried to make it last as long as possible.
until next year!!!