Monday, August 31, 2015

Beach Blast and A New Chapter

We had an amazing week at the beach with my family. This week is something that we look forward to and talk about all year long. I always feel a few days of sadness when it's over because of how much we anticipate its arrival. This trip was one of my favorites.
We had so many special times of just sitting at the table, while the kiddos played, and talking about life and relationships. Some talks we laughed til we cried. It was so refreshing. My kids and my nieces play amazingly well together and so it was kinda like having a babysitter! We were able to read books and chat to our hearts content. We always eat amazing dinners and I'm kinda ashamed to say I ate steak 4 nights in a row!! It was Delish!
We spent hours at the pool, the lazy river and the beach. It was like a rotation of fun each day. Christian and I decided to paddle board for the first time and we had a blast! We took Aubrey out with us and had the chance to see multiple Dolphins! She was amazed. We are so blessed to get to take this trip every year. It is memory making at its finest!!
And in other amazing news, my sweet daddy retired after almost 39 years of work. No one works harder than my daddy so this is well deserved and much needed! We were able to be apart of a retirement party for him at his plant and it was absolutely incredible to see how many people came out to honor my dad. I always knew he was special, but it was so heartwarming to see how many other people felt the same way. Hearing stories about him made me cry tears of proudness and love. I know he is anxious about this new chapter in his life, but we couldn't be happier to have him around more now. Not to mention how great it is cause he will be working with my brother and so ill get to interact with him in that way too. Praying he finds his way and begins to absolutely loves this new beginning in his life. So proud of you dad...for working so hard all these years and for taking a step of faith in venturing into this new chapter. I know God has amazing things in store for your life! 


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