"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Monday, August 15, 2011


Oh, my dream come true!

Blake unexpectedly got the day off on Sunday. And like any good church-going-Jesus-lovin' girl, I immediately start scheming how we can sneak off early and head to the beach. E-hem.

Bless my Lovey's heart. He had a big weekend. He worked the Falcons game on Friday night, got home at 12:30 am. Got up and worked the Georgia Tech practice Saturday morning, came home and picked up the boys and took them to the PGA championship. Then I start bugging him about the beach. Dadgum.

Like any smart man, he obliged knowing that this might be our only chance til next spring that we could do this. So we headed out at 7:30 and got to Savannah right at 11:30, and to the beach at noon!

This town was just as I always heard it was and I was the goofy Oklahoman taking pictures out the window.
Seriously...we were SO excited to get in the water!!! The kids did great on the drive.

We were there for 3 hours and they loved every minute. It was non-stop running, jumping, squealing, splashing, digging, hunting, building and swimming. The only tear shed the whole time was when we would have to pull Emme out of the water. She thinks she's a fish. ;o) That's a miracle for our crew. It.was.magical.

Cooper hunting for shells.

Our little fishy. She was seriously the hardest one to watch because she wanted to jump into the waves just like the big kids.

I took 150+ pictures in 3 hours! 99% of them have Sadie sporting a huge grin.

Building together...

Stopping for a little snack.

I told him I needed more pictures of him. He said, "this will work" and just stayed like this.

Showing me another shell

Sadie wanted to go in to jump into the waves. I was surprised how much she loved the waves.

We went to Tybee Island, which is actually the closest beach to get to from Atlanta. It was totally a shot in the dark because we just googled it. For all we knew, we could've shown up to a beach full of rocks. Thank you Jesus that it was just what we were looking for!

Can you imagine how much sand we brought home?

Pretty sure she's trying it out.

We were there for about 5 minutes and saw 5 dolphins. The boys saw them, but Sadie was totally unimpressed. Do you see them?

I love this picture because it has all 4 kids, and look at one of the boys as they get into the ocean. Too cool! Priceless.

Owen first time in the ocean!

Sadie first checking things outAnd in perfect timing, a storm came in and cleared the beach. We had wanted to head home around 3:30 and had no clue how to break it to the kids. The thunder and lightening did the trick! And it was beautiful to watch, hear, smell and feel it coming in!

It started pouring when we were about 50 feet from the car! Nice way to get some sand off!


Norma said...

How awesome!! So thankful the storm waited... You all deserved the time there! Wish we were there! Only one question from this grandmother... Where are their life jackets? :) Love, Noonie

Liesl said...

So fun!! Those pictures are priceless! What a fun surprise!! Miss you so much, my friend!

mckenziegordon said...

Every one of these pictures made me smile! So glad you guys got to get away. What a fun day full of memory making... Those are the best kind!

Betty S. said...

Love the pictures of the kids having fun- glad that you were able to have some family time at the beach..We went to the beach in florida and T loved playing it the ocean.. many memories made. Love ya my friend..

Kierstin said...

Love it! Love your blog!

Lesley said...

Molly, let me just say how much i love you! You always make me smile!!! This is one of my most favorite blog posts yet!