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the beach and the jellys

wow! what a great vacation we had. we made our annual treck to destin over the week of july 4th. the beach was so incredible, the water was perfect (when we could go in), and we got some time to relax.

beth and i were both able to spend some time reading, which i haven't had a whole lot of time to do lately since work has been so busy. beth is hooked on the harry potter books now; she read 2 over vacation and finished another last night -- she really reads fast (makes me jealous).

i enjoyed spending time with the kids in the pool, on the beach building sand castles, and swimming in the gulf (or the ocean as they like to call it). the kids and i spent about 5-6 straight hours in the gulf on friday and i got the burn to show for it. i showed them how to dive under waves, but michael preferred getting knocked over by them. elizabeth was doing handstands and swimming all over the place; she has no fear.

friday was by far the nicest day in the water. most of the rest of the week there were jellyfish in the water. beth has the sting welts to prove it.

the boys made their career choices while we were there. michael wants to play sports and oscar wants to be a surfer. go figure.

now, it's back to the real world. work is super crazy this week. can't we just live at the beach and play all the time?

when i need to take a break or relax, i just look at our pictures from the beach...

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  1. Love the photos!!! I can't decide which is my favorite, Elizabeth's cheeky wedgie or Oscar looking so tired in the raft! Miss you all!
    love S

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