Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Evening, part 2

A few more evening beachy pics...

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Evening, part 1

So I don't know if it was BeachPea's Care-Tray or mother-in-law's turkey noodles, but I am feeling better this afternoon and thankfully do not think I have the flu. In fact, I think it all may have been my body rebelling over the fact that I was supposed to start back on wii fit today. Little sneak.

Or Big sneak.

Which is why I need to start back on wii fit today.


But feeling better means back to work, and I am at this point surrounded on my bed by 6 head-high piles of laundry that need puttin' away, so I didn't get to post all the pics I wanted to today, but here's one more round for now...


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The evenings on the beach were absolutely gorgeous.
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Something about the Fall angle of the sun bathed everything in light in a way somehow different that what we're used to seeing in the summer.

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Heaven.

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For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.
~e.e. cummings



Aww.

My daughter caught me in bed and figured out I wasn't feeling well. So look what she did...

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I'm feeling better already :)

Aw, man.

So I am calling a "teacher planning day" today (homeschoolers aren't allowed "sick days" in our state anymore (frown)), because I'm sitting here in bed fighting what I hope, hope, hope isn't the flu. And while the kids are staying quietly busy, hoping I won't remember that we haven't started school yet, I may actually get some school planning done (because I'm so far behind it's not even funny). But I'm also going to try to sort through the 100s of pics I took of our Thanksgiving in Florida and see if I can get a few posted, probably in short bursts throughout the day.

Here goes...

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The kids were fascinated by these fish someone had caught and left in a tide pool. My son insisted I take pictures because he wanted to remember these fish forever. He really liked the fish. He even built a dam at the end of the pool so that the fish wouldn't beach themselves on the sand.

(The fish did get released back into the ocean eventually).



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I couldn't believe how beautiful and warm the beach was in November. For our first two days, anyway. Talk about Paradise!


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My BeachPea, happy in her natural element.


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It was warm, but swimming in the pool was pushing it, as the water was pretty chilly. The kids braved it anyway, for a little while. But it didn't take much to convince them to give it up to come inside for a warm dose of Thanksgiving leftovers. Which sounds much better than the saltines I'm eating right now. Sort of.

More later,

Monday, November 29, 2010

iheartfaces: scenic black and white

thanksgiving on the beach

We went to the coast for Thanksgiving this year, and discovered Fall is beautiful time to be at the beach! One afternoon my daughter had just enough time to chase a few gulls before a storm blew in.


See more scenic b&w photos over at this week's iheartfaces photo challenge.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our Thanksgiving

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My family is spread out all over the eastern half of the country (from Maine to Florida), and with air fares being so high this week, only a few of us made it "home" this year. So, since we were such a small group, we decided to move our Thanksgiving celebration to the beach house! Of course we were missing being together with all the family, but I can hardly complain about getting to spend the holidays in Paradise!

All of these pictures are from Thanksgiving Day (yes, my girls did go through every outfit we packed in one day :)...

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(Okay Uncle Chip and Uncle Jim, BeachPea could've used some reinforcements... :) Next year!)
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Like the rest of us, Butterfly turkey-crashed at the end of the day with sweet dreams of beautiful beaches, aMAZing food, and fun with family.

Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with sweet eats and happy memories, too,
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