October 2, 2014

Thursday Thoughts...Beach Memories

Today I'm thinking about...

...The Beach. And all the fun we had. The weather was perfect. The kids had a wonderful time. And my friend Marian survived a whole week with us. My mother was unable to go after all. She wasn't feeling well, but is much better now. We told her she was scheduled for the next trip. : ) Here are some pictures of the memories we made at Ocean City, Maryland this year...

The ride to the beach is long. Very long. Thus, we resort to taking weird selfies and playing Peek a boo. At the same time.
We stayed at the same resort as last year. Here is the pretty and deserted lobby.
We had beautiful days...
and spent them at the mostly empty beach. Perfect. : )
While the older kids and I went to an afternoon movie, Daddy took his date "real" golfing...
where she showed him how to take the perfect selfie. : )
We posed for pictures on the balcony...
and Marian was still smiling!
We spent evenings on the beach too...and even saw the dolphins!
We walked on the boardwalk...
and ate amazing food. Little Flynn loved the Japanese soup. : )
We swam in the mornings...yes...me too!
We had coffee and took naps in the afternoon...
We had fun picking which elevator door would open first...
We did what we do best...spent time together. : )
Thank you for the memories, Ocean City...
Goodbye. For now. : )


  1. What a wonderful vacation, Billie Jo! I just loved seeing all the pictures of your beautiful family. I'm so glad you had the opportunity to spend this time together making memories.

    Have a lovely day!

  2. What a lovely trip!! I enjoyed following along on Instagram! And are you sure they were playing peek-a-boo and not just hiding from the camera?! :)

  3. ...nobody else on the beach...that would totally be my perfect vacation also. AND anyone that came along with my family would have to be so brave because I have a wild and crazy bunch.

    I love the ocean. There just isnt anything else like it. Good times with family!

    Cannot figure out if Flynn has her dads smile or yours. I am leaning towards her dads...in that selfie. Cute smiles!

  4. What a lovely trip. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

  5. Ah, the beach sounds wonderful right now! At the moment, it's 33 degrees outside with snow covering the mountains just above our home and there is a toasty fire going in the living room :)

    Beautiful family pictures, my friend. Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs to you!

  6. I'm so glad you had a great time. There's something really special about going to the beach after the summer season. You seemed to luck out with the weather still being warm for this time of year. The pictures are wonderful. Coffee with a view like that sounds divine. Not sure I would have left that balcony.

  7. The pictures are beautiful of everyone and everything. You picked the perfect time of the year to go. I would like an empty beach too! Going is fun, but going home is better. :-) Thanks for sharing your vacation.

  8. What a great trip for your family! Another one filled with wonderful memories, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing the beach views with us :)

  9. What a wonderful getaway! The beach is always one of my favorite places to go, I don't think it's possible to take a bad beach photo. I love the picture of Flynn with her red hooded sweatshirt.

  10. I'm sighing deeply. Nothing like the ocean to make you breathe. Which beach? Absolutely beautiful. Love the cutie with the shades.

  11. Billie Jo, an empty beach is about near to God's perfection as ever a thing is. So glad you were able to escape and enjoy and relax. God bless.

  12. Just beautiful, Billy Jo.
    Your little one is quite beautiful, as is her mother.
    I enjoyed my visit here tonight as I relaxed by the fire with three inches of snow on our front deck.
    Happy Autumn to you.
    Joy in Jesus! Debbie

  13. Oh my gosh!! Love it all!! Empty beach, family, nothing better!!!

    So happy you were able to get away....beautiful family, beautiful you.

  14. I am so happy you had a wonderful time at the beach. I am sorry your mom was not able to join you but happy to hear she is feeling better.
    Your pictures are amazing and the view from you patio oh my!

  15. Beautiful pictures, beautiful trip, and beautiful family! Glad to see you guys had fun!

  16. I was there almost 20 years ago, on our honeymoon! It was just a 24 hour drive through...mid July...super packed!!

    Glad y'all had an amazing time. Family time is THE best! And since Marian survived...smiling to boot...that's the icing on the cake. So glad you had time to spend with her as well!

  17. Looks like a great vacation, Billie Jo! So glad you had such a wonderful time.

  18. So glad you had such a nice vacation! It's family times like these that sweet memories are made of ♥♥♥ Nice you had the beach all to yourselves too! : )
    Have a wonderful weekend, Billie Jo!
    Danielle xo

  19. love the last one. we have had many memories there too. It is a special place. ohh how we need a vacation too. It was about 14-15 years that we have been there though.


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