This Week's Scripture

"Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it." Deuteronomy 7:26

This Week's Prayer!

We invite Your Holy Spirit to dwell in these rooms, which belongs to Henry, Anthony, Zoƫ, Asa, Rose, Grace, and Elijah, and in Heidi, Angel, and Angela's room. You are Lord over heaven and earth, and we proclaim that You are Lord over their rooms as well. Flood it with Your light and life. We pray that You, Lord, will make their rooms a holy place, sanctified for Your glory. And may You also dwell in our room and in each one of our extended family and friend's rooms.

Friday, August 10, 2007

An Amazingly Abundant Beach Trip!

As you know from one of our previous posts, our church HPC blessed our family with a vacation to the beach in Destin Florida. Four nights and five days at Sandestin Beach Resort with beautiful weather, a white sandy beach, sounds of the waves, children laughing, playing, shell collecting, boogie boarding, and jellyfish catching! These are the memories I will take with me! The week was absolutely an abundant blessing from God! THANK YOU, HPC!!!!!

Along with this vacation came babysitters. Not just any babysitters but the world's best babysitters ever! We were so blessed to have Mollie and her Mom, Mrs. Carol, be our "nannies"!! I am a picky Mom and very overprotective about who watches our children and these two women gave me complete peace as we assigned which child/children they would watch that day. They showed so much love to our children even through some of the "toddler difficulties"!! We were also able to go on a date without all of the children at our side for an evening! Tommy and I also enjoyed very much Mrs. Carol's stories of the times she went to this resort with her husband, Mr. Charlie. I just cannot mention Mrs. Carol's name in this post without mentioning Mr. Charlie's name too. Mr. Charlie went to be with His Lord last year but Mrs. Carol keeps his spirit going! Thanks for sharing such beautiful memories with us, Mrs. Carol! I will cherish each one you told us: "under the boardwalk", his many projects at home, the landscaping, the sailboat and the storm..... We want to truly thank you, Mrs. Carol, and Mollie for the love you showed our family! We COULD NOT have gone on this vacation without you two! THANK YOU!!!!!

Mollie taking the toddlers out in the water in the waves!

Mrs. Carol, playing with the girls as they build their own "castle"!

Mollie and the toddlers having morning puzzle-time!

Mrs. Carol singing with Rose at Hammerheads! (She has a great voice too!)

Toddlers waiting for the next wave!

Asa boogie boarding!


Momma Roar said...

I'm so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time! I enjoyed your pictures!

Penless Thoughts said...

Great pictures. Aimee. I especially just love the one where you are all dressed in white.
I'm so glad you were blessed with this trip :o)

Nanette said...

The beach and the waves have such a calming affect on me. Looks like a great time. Love the pictures, especially the one of the family on the beach in white.

sugarlady said...

Welcome home my sweet family. I sure have missed you all. Don't worry we are going to come over, so you can show Grandma and Grampa all of the treasures that you collected.
Thank you God for letting my family have this trip, those wonderful Nanny's and for bringing them home safe.
Love you all......

MorningSong said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! I thought it was just you and Tommy! I am so thrilled you were able to have couple time and a family experience! I didn't think of the need for help at the beach! What a blessing!!!

Congrats again! You were blessed above what I first thought! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Ya'll's family is so amazing! I mean really, it doesn't get much cuter than that. I know Mollie fell in love with all of ya'll as well.