Monday, April 9, 2012

days in the sun

In a recent bible study class I was reminded that we should find our rest in God. I have always looked forward to the rest we get on vacations but of course we come back just as tired. I have learned it is because that rest is temporary and true rest comes from God. So with this new found knowledge my eyes were opened to many things on this trip.
One reason I love vacations and traveling is when I take away the daily tasks and just focus on my 3 boys I fall in love with them all over again. I notice the little things they do that make me smile and I realize again what a blessing Scotty is, he is a leader in our home and such an amazing example to my boys. I would catch myself watching Scotty and the boys playing and being humbled at how God has protected our family & just pray that we can raise these boys to know Christ.
We also enjoyed spending the week with the "Courshees" that is what Kase calls them. The kids enjoyed being together and Scotty and John Matt enjoyed taking a couple of mornings to golf.
We managed to find every playground near by and the kids played their hearts out.

We splashed, jumped,kicked, ran, climbed and swam all over the pools.

The boys preferred the pools over the beach mainly because sand all over everything kind of stresses them out, and when I say boys I mean Kase & Scotty. Knox & I could roll in it & never even know there was sand on us. But we still managed to get some beach time in. Of course when you head to the beach you can't go empty handed!

We found some time to still squeeze in some Easter fun with bunnies, egg hunts, and an attempt in a glow in a dark hunt but we gave up and just pitched the glow sticks on the balcony.

Michele & I must have been thinking alike when we both packed treats for the kids.

Cupcakes by the beach. The hardest part was choosing which cupcake!

Cooking was out of the question so we enjoyed going out each night. Sanda & Brandon joined us a couple of nights for dinner & shopping.

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  1. These are awesome, great family photos, and fun! Love all, and love you header!

    Thanks for sharing with Foto Friday,

  2. Looks like a great time! The kids' smiles tell the story in the last shot. :) Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best. :)

  3. Looks like a great vacation. Thanks for you reminder that we do find true rest in God. He is the only one that can offer it. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up. I'm now following your wonderful blog.
    Rose @

  4. These are all fantastic! Looks like FUN!

  5. Looks like a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having an amazing week!!

  6. Beautiful family! It looks like you all had a great time!

    Thanks so much for linking up for Functional Friday!

  7. Could your boys be any cuter??!! Love the great pics! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  8. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures and your sweet ideas about the importance of family. I couldn't agree with you more!

    Thanks also for linking this beautiful post up to my weekly Say G'Day Saturday Party. I hope you will be able to join in and link up another post this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz