Tuesday, September 25, 2007

memoirs of vacation



i have to tell ya, i'd do anything to turn around and go back to the beach :) between my tumultuous previous month...and a week away....i am WAY behind with photography and the calendar is very very unforgiving right now.

my desire to return is also partially due to the fact that i got zero tan...and am resenting that! but i guess there were cooler things to do in Hilton Head than to sit around on the beach, but the water was 80 degrees and the sun was out for 5 of the 8 days we were there.....it was a really lovely time!!!

i wish i had gotten pictures of the bikes we rented, but i was too busy concentrating on pedaling. people, bikes are a RIOT! we had ALOT of fun, and hilton head is full of these bike trails and we spent hours on our bikes.....

we walked along the beach....
we ate ALOT....
i devoured a 400+ page novel in 4ish days. "Vanishing Acts," AMAZING.....NYTimes bestseller for fiction.....SO GOOD!
we sat in the hot tub out back...
we rented EVERY EPISODE of The Office and it was family routine (by day #2) by 9pm to congregate in the living room with peanut butter ice cream and watch 3-6 episodes. :) i have not laughed that hard in a LONG time!!!

but frankly, if i'm honest -- i'll remember this vacation most because God plucked me out of a detrimental state of mind and relieved me with time away. not to mention my husband who is the real unsung hero of our marriage right now. when all my energy isn't being sucked away grieving, or obsessing....i can look across the room at him and my mind is filled with all the reasons i love him. and how he takes my breath away......his calm, yet strong confidence....his humor....his faith....his love.

and for an unspecified amount of time....until God ever gives us a baby or confirms He won't....i have all the family i could ever want in Chad. and i realized that until God expands our family....chad IS my family....and the week away reminded me that that is more than i could have ever dreamt for....

(our backyard)


("Peppers Porch"....mom, their jumbalaya was not as good as yours!)


(In-laws and us on a morning beach stroll...)

4 comments:

ckuretich said...

LOVE THE PICS! looks like such a nice time. hope you had fun with the Morgan clan. family is good.

love the beach picture!!! :) too presh.

p.s. you look GORGEOUS in that pic with just you and Puff! GORGEOUS.

Glenna said...

Love the pictures--you are so pretty!! I'm glad you had a restful time and that God continues to be gracious (as if He's ever not!).

Like the new blog. :)

n8andbumber said...

Hi friend :) I found you! Love the new blog! It's like a breath of fresh air. Looking forward to staying in touch with you! Love and ((hugs))!
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Julie said...

So glad you started this new blog! I love your statement about "Chad is your family". That was precious. He is a gem!