June 7, 2008

The Beachy Beachy Beach


We sing this song when we're getting ready to go to the beach. Let's go to the beach, the beachy beachy beach. Yesterday Mimi & I promised the boys an evening trip to the dunes, but the weather was turning very windy with dark skies. It just didn't look like beach weather. We tried to barter dinner at a restaurant and then ice cream or something else instead, but they had only the beach on their minds.


I really felt like it couldn't possibly work out and would even be dangerous if a storm came, but I packed all their extra clothes and towels and buckets anyway. I decided we could at least go and turn around if it was too cold and windy. The closer we got to the water, the brighter the skies and shinier the sun. It turns out where we live 20 minutes away wasn't beach weather, but the weather at the beach was perfect.

I didn't want to put down my camera so I wouldn't miss anything, but then I had to put down my camera so I wouldn't miss anything. I think everyone else stayed home like we almost did, because we had the place to ourselves except for a man flying a really cool kite and the occasional couple walking along the shore.



The sunset was amazing. The glee in my boys' faces and voices was something I hope I remember forever. I'm so glad we didn't miss this moment. Sometimes you just never know how anything is going to turn out until you get there.


32 comments:

  1. It's like they just KNOW something more than we do sometimes :) Beautiful pictures - I'm jealous!

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  2. What a fun time you guys had! And congrats on going to the "E" Banquet and sharing your story-I'm sure you'll bring comfort to many parents that are at The Time.

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  3. It was a great night...We made new memories and I am glad we listened to Noah...

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  4. How very lovely! I'm glad you all went and the weather was beautiful!

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  5. It's amazing how the weather at the lake can be so different from where you are 20 minutes away.

    My husband, while at work yesterday, had to go to the basement of the building because of the Tornado Warning, but thankfully everything was alright. :)

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  6. We just took my boys to the beach last weekend and my four year dancing with glee at the waves for 2hours straight. Absolutely ecstatic with the water, waves and sunshine. Makes me want to do it again soon.

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  7. I'm so glad you had a great time. How fun. I wish the beach was that close to me. We will be at the beach though in October and I cannot wait.

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  8. That is awesome, and I am sure it is a day that the boys won't forget. Just think, next year you'll have a cute little pink swimtsuit to put on your girl!

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  9. It was the perfect night! I'm so glad you guys were able to get out and go!

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  10. Ahhh. I loved going to the dunes when I was a girl. Do people still hangglide there? That was always fun to watch.

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  11. what a nice impromptu trip. i wish the beach was in our summer plans but i don't see it happening this year...

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  12. Now I want to go to the beach.

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  13. Great pictures. Looks like you guys had a peaceful mini-getaway!

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  14. Looks like fun! Love the beach!

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  15. That picture of him holding your hand just makes me want to cry!

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  16. Beautiful post. Absolutely my favorite time at the beach... my favorite line, "I didn't want to put down my camera so I wouldn't miss anything, but then I had to put down my camera so I wouldn't miss anything"

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  17. Nothing better than an unexpectedly perfect day!

    I LOVE the photo of you holding hands!!!

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  18. The photos are fabulous! And such sweet thoughts!

    Glad you all had a good time! :-)

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  19. There is no place better than the beach!! Beach pictures are always the best too.

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  20. I love this quote: "I didn't want to put down my camera so I wouldn't miss anything, but then I had to put down my camera so I wouldn't miss anything."

    I've experienced that so many times and you said it beautifully!

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  21. Yeah, sometimes you have to just put down the camera and be there. That picture lasts too.

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  22. Those I-didn't-really-want-to-go-but-went-anyway trips are always hands-down the best trips of all. I'm glad you went - and glad you're glad, too.

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  23. Fun in the beach sun :). Sounds like everyone had a great time and I know you all took in every minute. Great pictures.

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  24. Those pictures are great! I love it when things work out like that. We are looking forward to some beach trips to New Buffalo and St Joe this summer. I can't wait!

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  25. It looks so peaceful! I am jealous. I can't wait to get to the beachy, beachy, beach.

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  26. I am not the "beachy" type. But, those pictures made me wish I didn't live in the middle of the country!

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  27. SO TRUE!! Love the baby toes in the sand! Sounds like a great little getaway. Glad it worked out, girlie!!

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  28. I love those pictures...and I love the beach! We haven't gone yet this year...but I can't wait to go!!

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