Saturday, May 22, 2010


We are going to the beach!
Can I just say that I love the ocean, the sand, and the sun! I love vacation and I love being with my family with slightly fewer chores to do and far fewer places to be. I love it. And this year, for the very first time, my hubby will actually have the week off when we are at the beach. (I'm so excited! Can you hear me trying to contain myself over here?) Since he works on the glorious world of the internet, taking time off really just means taking the laptop wherever we are going. But this year, for one week of the summer, he will be totally, wonderfully, and amazingly OFF! I am so thankful.
The picture's a bit blurry because this is the actual view from the front porch of the house that we secured just last night. In looking for vacation possibilities for our family of five (and squeezed in a hotel room being out b/c that is NOT a vacation in my book), we found that renting houses is really quite affordable. There is usually a great discount for renting for five days or a week and for two bedrooms and two baths, you really can't beat it. AND when I began looking at the cost difference for "beach view," "beach access" or "across the street" verses "beach front," I realized that being right on the beach is very much worth it! While the youngest is napping, the older two can rest in their very own room or head out to the sand right in front of the house to play. When we put the kiddos to bed at night, the hubby and I can have a romantic date for two by the beach on our front porch! Yeah!
So I love the beach, and I'm very excited about taking our family there this year. : )
              In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
         The heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it;
         And His hands formed the dry land.
Psalm 95: 4&5
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness,
         The world and those who dwell in it;
 Let the rivers clap their hands;
         Let the hills be joyful together
          before the LORD...
Psalm 98:7-9a
The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness,
         The world and those who dwell therein.
For He has founded it upon the seas,
         And established it upon the waters. 
Psalm 24:1&2
Let heaven and earth praise Him,
          The seas and everything that moves in them.
Psalm 69:34


  1. The beach sounds fun!
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  2. The beach sounds fabulous! I have never seen the ocean...and am hoping in a couple of years to take my family...we plan to do the same thing - it just makes sense! Have fun!

  3. Hi Olivia, you have a nice blog. I liked the homeschool reading tree idea.

    This sounds like a very nice week you and the family will have at the beach.
    The best part? 'Every evening can be a romantic date for two by the beach on (y)our front porch!'

    Happy 6WS! Thank you for stopping in to see my abandoned train (blog). Hopefully I will return (much??) later with a bucket of thoughts. But I could just keep one blog, my other one?

  4. The weather has been so much better here this week, but honestly I would much rather be there...on the beach. I love the sound of the surf and the relaxing nature that it brings.

  5. That sounds wonderful! I grew up by the beach (well just a few miles away)...and I miss it so much.... since we moved to Kansas 31 years ago!

    But I love to go on vacation to the beach.
    Hope you have fun!

    Happy SWS.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  6. Your beach vacation sounds wonderful. Enjoy every minute.

  7. Hope you had great weather. Happy 6WS to you too.


  8. I got your message. couldn't agree more. This is just what i need. Thank you for sharing this post.

  9. sounds terrific! I hope you all have a great time!!

  10. Don't forget to take the sunblock.

    We're renting a big place in the Smokies for a week in August. Whole new experience for us. Room for us, 4 offspring and their spice (isn't that the plural of spouse?) and 11 grand-kiddies.

    Should be a treat, if it doesn't rain.


  11. Hope you have fun! I'm do for my beach vaycay in exactly a month...can't wait!!

  12. 61 one more days until I'm at the beach too! Very excited. Hope you have a great time.

  13. ooooooo man I so wanted a beach vaction this year! guess i will be living vicariously through all of you!!!!

  14. I have never understood why people like the beach. There's sand there! And the sun! It burns! (Can you tell I'm a bit of a indoors gal?) But if that's what you like then woohoo! You're goin' to the beach! I'll be here...enjoying the red dirt of Oklahoma. :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~~Mrs. Nesbitt

  15. Sounds heavenly! And doubly so because hubby gets a vacation too! :) Not sure how I missed your blog until now. Now following. :)

  16. I finally got to see the beach two years ago! Of course it was on a cruise and I only got to stay a few hours on an island! I would go back in a hearbeat. What a blessing for you and your family! Your blog is simply amazing. Thanks for linking up today! ♥Mrs. Hart♥

  17. Sounds like a delightful summer for your family! I like the beach, too....but not this year. Still, I can imagine the warm sand under my feet! Heaven!

    I am now following! It is good to meet you.


  18. Oh, I'm green with envy! Can't wait to see pictures from your vacation. I'll live vicariously through them! =)

    Thanks for playing along this week with The RHOK.

    ~Mrs. Albright

  19. Mrs. Nesbitt is crazy. I'm not outdoorsy at all, but I do love a beach vacation! They are especially great with the house. We have a 2bd/2ba beach cottage rented with washer & dryer. It's the only way to go!