Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Oak Island, North Carolina

Do you have a favorite place to vacation? I sure do. Fortunately, one of my favorite places is only about three hours from home making it easy to visit often. Oak Island is a wonderful North Carolina island where summer days are spent on the beach enjoying the salty breeze.

Beach days for our family consist of bike riding, beach sitting, game playing, picnicking, and dolphin watching. We don't spend a lot of time watching television or shopping. My girls have never experienced the beach any other way. What about you? How do you enjoy spending your vacation?

This week my girls are at Camp Caswell, a Christian camp on the island. John and I are going to have a little beach time to ourselves. I think I'll plan a couple yummy meals to enjoy on the beach...any ideas??

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Simple Pleasures of Summer!

It's summertime! And I don't know about you, but I just love the lazy days of summer and all of the simple pleasures that come with those days. Simple pleasures like...

...fresh blackberries

...homemade cobbler

...homegrown tomatoes

...with fresh green basil

...taking a plunge in cool water


...blue hydrangeas

...boardwalks and beaches

...breathtaking reflections

...and summer sunsets

What simple pleasures do you enjoy during the lazy days of summer?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Catie!

Eighteen years ago today God gave us one of the most precious gifts. Happy Birthday to our Catie! Daddy, Carson, and I love you very much. We are so proud of the young lady you have grown up to be. No matter how old you get, you will always be our little girl.

Catie at four holding Carson. One of my favorite pictures.