August 15, 2013

Sand In My Lint Trap

Coquille River Lighthouse

We brought more beach home with us this week than all the months we've lived here combined. I've already given up on my poor car - it's in a constant state of sand.


Bullards Beach w/ Friends


Bullards Beach w/ Friends


With each turn of laundry I shake the lint trap over a wastebasket. More beach. But how can I complain? (I did crawl into bed last night and stretched my hands against the cool sheets and under my pillow and more beach, in my bed.)


Fairy Village
fairy village

Last night Ivy said "Mom, fairies aren't actually real." And I was like, how do you know? She replied, "they just aren't." Again I asked how she knew for sure. "I read it in a book." Then she rolled over and went to sleep. She's four! And yes they are so real.


Devil's Kitchen

We said goodbye to our friends this morning, and felt full from a good time spent together. I'm a little jealous at the sights they will see on their journey home, and I turn my eyes to school supply lists and earlier bed times in the coming weeks. But you never know with us what surprises might be waiting around the corner, or wave, or sand hill.

These are the days when life is good, and we live it up.

11 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you live there. Your latest header is unbelievable. WOW.

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  2. Beautiful pictures! So glad you all had this time together.

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  3. I know the feeling of sand everywhere LOL I hate it but I love it....this is Summer and we are having fun

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  4. Sand. It's the only downside to the beach. But everyone tells me that some day our houses will be quiet and clean and we'll miss all this. I love how you enjoy it. It reminds me to do it too.

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  5. So dreamy....and all of that sand it so well worth it! Now you just need a dog to add to all of that sand! XO

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  6. Love this, now that we've moved out to the country my lint filter is full of dried grass and I love it as much as you can love something that gets stuck in your dryer. A reminder of how our life has changed and how much I love where we are.

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  7. Goodbye are hard!!!! But I love reading about you carrying the beach with you all around, makes me smile!

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  8. Yes, live it up! Beach in your bed and all. I would LOVE to have sand in my bed. ;) xo

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  9. oh.

    we miss you all. i miss you all.

    we had such a wonderful time. the days were good. they still are, i know. thanks for sharing your everything with us. we really did need another week.

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  10. Hi! I've been a delinquent blog reader, so just stopping in, catching up... I know this wasn't the main point of your post but I just thought I'd offer up (in case you're interested) that my secret beach trip weapon is a bottle of baby powder. Before I let the kids back in the van, I shake that stuff all over 'em. Then brush off with towels briefly. Sure, everyone's a bit powdery and everything smells like whatever scent of baby powder you're using, but - BUT -- lots less sand. Works surprisingly well, I tell ya!

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