We began a long, relaxing vacation on June 11th. We began by traveling to Jackson, which is where Jimmy and I lived the first 9 years of our marriage. He started medical school one year prior, so he actually lived in Jackson for 10 years.
When we arrived in Jackson, I dropped off Jimmy at the hospital where he spent most of his waking hours during those 10 years! While he visited, I took the children to a bookstore. Next we went to the expo for the race that Jimmy and Julie ran on June 12, and then we met Jimmy's brother, Russ for supper.
Saturday after the race, we all rested and then attended a wedding. The daughter of some of our friends from our church in Jackson was the bride. It was a lovely wedding, and we really enjoyed visiting with our old church family. They couldn't believe how big our oldest children were (they were almost 1, 2, and 4 when we moved), and they enjoyed visiting with Leah and Sam too. Sam talked to everyone at the reception, and managed to embarrass me more than once!
Sunday morning we attended the church service at our old church. Afterwards, we changed clothes, picked up some lunch for the road and then made the 6.5 hour drive
TO THE BEACH!!!
As soon as we arrived in the lovely town of Seaside, Jimmy let us out at the beach while he drove to the rental agency and checked us in. The water was beautiful! Not a hint of oil!
After running around and wading for a while, we walked to our rented beach house.
the house we stayed in!
The kids (and me too!) were up bright and early Monday morning, ready to spend the day on the beach. We left our house for the short walk to the beach at 7:45 AM! The water was clear, the breeze kept us cool, and I sat in a chair on the water's edge until lunch time.
Sam, ready for a day at the beach!
We had an absolutely fabulous time at Seaside! I have lots of blogging to do to record my wonderful memories, but I am so behind at everything after taking over a week's vacation from my normal life! We also have VBS this week, and I am planning for Rustic Youth Camp that is coming up soon too.
Here are a couple of more pictures from the beach.......more to come later!