September 11 - September 17
Sunday: Sunrise through the rain beyond the pier. What a beautiful morning! I love looking for the rain! I am thankful for God's handiwork. He could have made the whole world a monotone, but he paints with a million colors!
Monday: Sophia reading to Mercy while they wait to go to the beach. I am thankful for the ability to read.
Tuesday: What an awesome experience: to see the Blue Angels! They were spectacular! I am thankful for the opportunity to enjoy such an amazing performance.
Wednesday: I am thankful for the Lord's allowing us this time to witness his creation in different areas! What a wonderful sunset!
Thursday: We took the kids back to the Naval Aviation Museum. We enjoyed some of the displays on Aircraft Carriers and took the guided tour. The tour was paused for a ceremony to honor veterans who served on the first intentionally build aircraft carrier. What a special thing to witness! I am thankful for my children's love of learning. They would have gladly spend another full day at the museum over going to the beach!
Friday: We rented stand up paddle boards. Adrian and Megan took a couple of the kids out on the boards. Avalyn and PaigeEE actually managed to stand up on the boards for a good bit of time! I am thankful to have gotten to try something new! The paddle boards were a lot of fun, though they provided quite the workout!
Saturday: (Taken on Friday evening) We never managed to take a family picture on the beach, so Friday evening, we took several pictures from the balcony of our condo. The kids especially love the goof pictures! I am so thankful to get to spend our vacation with my parents. It is a joy to get to spend this time together.