The big boys caught the 1:00 AM ferry with eight minutes to spare and arrived yesterday. We are so glad they are here.
Thursday morning we gathered the crew and took a three hour walk at low tide exploring tide pools, digging horse clams, poking sea anemones and generally having a good time. As we moved along, conversations developed and occasionally we found ourselves gathered in a circle talking, then we would spread out once again and continue down the beach.
Russ took me sailing to Double Bluff in the afternoon. It was exhilarating – fast, windy, cold, and fun. When we arrived back at the house, the kids were gathered on the patio eating dinner. They gleefully announced that they had been watching us with binoculars and seen us kissing. There is no privacy for parents of large families!
We ended the day with a campfire, s’mores, and singing. The boys brought a guitar which they passed among themselves as we chose different songs. Noah led us in the silly song, You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd. We ended with Be Thou My Vision – how I love that song.
#31 – 40 giving thanks
laughing until we cry
room for noisy kids
watermelon and strawberries with dinner
evening conversations with friends
unexpected gifts from Thailand and China
children who love to sing and play music
the power of wind over water
one small starfish under a rock
ordering invitations for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary celebration
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