Friday, October 1, 2010

Goodbye Summer…You Were So Good To Us!

Due to my lack of blogging this summer, I really didn’t post too many of our vacation pictures to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Ironically, I won a give-away in late July that also had a “beach” theme.  So, in order to express my heart-felt appreciation to Melinda, who I got together with last weekend, I thought I would share some of my most-favorite beach pictures from this summer and a couple of shots from the items inside my “goodie” bag!



As you can see, Melinda gifted me with quite the assortment of summertime goodies.  Included in her anniversary give-away were:

  • scrapbooking papers
  • mini note cards (flip flops and sand pail)
  • an actual beach ball!
  • beautiful pencils and fun-loving ribbons
  • a gorgeous butterfly magnet
  • adorable products from Mary Englebreit including emery boards and stickers
  • ….and for the car trip to the Gulf Coast next year…a Word Seek!  FUN!




Happy Blogging Anniversary, Melinda…even if I am a bit belated!  And if you haven’t had the opportunity to visit Melinda, please drop by Country Dreaming.  Melinda always has the best trivia about holidays, seasons, special occasion days, etc.  I always learn something new after visiting her blog.

And now for some cute kiddos!  First, my favorite close-ups…






Next, our day trip to Wilmington, North Carolina.  BEAUTIFUL!  I love these next pictures, especially this first one.  It reminds of those old Coppertone for Kids advertisements!




This last set of pictures shows how much fun Mary and Ben had with the little surf board.  Ben also loved the sand itself and spent hours digging, filling up sand pails, and collecting sea shells.




Summer, I miss you already, but I’m also excited about the months ahead and sharing the Fall and Winter holidays with our newest little member.


Looking forward to cool, crisp days and nights snuggling in front of the fireplace!  I’m off to create some type of “crazy Dr. Seuss-like” costume for Mary’s ballet performance tomorrow.  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


  1. Hi Val! that beach shot of you and the fam is just awesome! take me next time would ya!!

  2. It looks like they enjoyed their Summer. Those goodie bags look tempting, even for an adult!

    You inquired about the pictures in my Fall header~ They aren't mine unfortunately! Most of them are from Google Images, Country Living in particular. I have lots of fun making new header pictures!

  3. Hello--

    Glad you liked your goodies!
    Love the vacation pictures--oh what fun you had!

    PS We had a super time at you lovely home. Thanks.

    Luke's expression is great!


  4. Wonderful beach and summer photos! I miss summer already, perhaps not that strange since we´ve had frost and it gets dark here real early now.
    Have a great day now!


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