Tuesday, September 4, 2012

St. George Island 2012

This year's week on St. George Island was no exception to any other year-- wonderful, restful, beautiful  and bountiful in so many ways.  The ocean has a life of its own so we never know what the shore line will look like, what the water will be like or the what the weather will be.  Every summer is a surprise but the familiarity of family trumps it all.  We are so grateful for this week to live in the same house, to eat breakfast together with naked faces, to share the same stories and laugh again, to pick up where we left off, to watch kids grow up and to make memories to last us until next summer.

The ever-changing sky of St. George

Cousins chasing parachutes

Aunt Ebby's still hanging on...and these kids are super glad about that. 
Everyone has their own fishing story, even Aunt Patsy.
Meghan stepped out of her comfort zone and played for us.
It takes 3 men to light up the sparklers.
Someone had a nice thought anyway....
Apalachicola's oyster boats

Yeah.  They think they are funny.
Even this one gets a story too.
Bill still needs help baiting his hook.
After stalking the box of bait for about 5 minutes, he finally snabbed his mid-morning snack.
This happy place
Purest fun

Purest rest
I really think this one knew we were all just hoping for a show.
And the little girls just wouldn't think a beach trip was complete without Meghan's bag of tricks for the toes.
Blake's beautiful family
Christmas card??  I said, Definitely!!!
I cannot take credit for this one.  Patty came up with this and these are her husband Bill's Grandaddy's hats!
Love. This. 

We are SO talented.

When I saw the recital costumes for this year, I just couldn't resist.
More to come.....
Thanks for another great week, Mom and Dad.  Your generosity continues to bless us all.  
We love you.


Sarah said...

That last one of Julia... oh my... I can just picture her as an elegant young lady :)

TJ Wilson said...

love, love the pics! a great tribute!!

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