This week my husband took us to the beach for a treat. He even booked part of a day off of work to take us there. Where we used to live, there were no beaches, so our children had never been to see the ocean or experienced the sandy sea shore.
It was lovely--since it was quite cool, there were no nearly naked people on the shore. We even went with our coats on (but eventually took them off as we got warmer). There were several people walking up and down the beach, many with dogs. One friendly pooch, which I can only describe as cute, short, and chubby, ran up to us for a pet. The owners said she was a French Bulldog.
The children eventually waded in the water, abandoning socks and shoes, rolling up trousers and leggings a bit. Some collected shells for decorations at home. My husband and I sat back on the rocks for a while and watched our children playing.
After a time on the beach, we went walking for awhile up on the dunes. They were really pretty and fun to go on. My husband had to help us up some very steep areas. He had lots of fun running down a very steep hill, which several of the children followed him down. The rest of us took an easier route, as we were hoping not to fall straight down (smiles).
Today there is much to do to catch up. Laundry, as usual, as well as teaching all of the little ones their lessons. For dinner, we will have cheesy sausage balls, homemade macaroni and cheese, and green beans. Have a blessed day in the Lord.