lifes a beach

Jennifer was a water baby from the very beginning. She always loved the beach and just being in and near the water. I always feel closer to her again being near the ocean. ..

We got back today from a few days at a rented beach house with my sisters family and my mom. Tony was able to come for one night but had to leave for work… I know I am so lucky to have him!

Nicholas wanted to help write her name in the sand,
Nicholas wanted to help write her name in the sand,

 

Our first morning Charlotte sat on the deck just enjoying the view.
Our first morning Charlotte sat on the deck just enjoying the view.

We had a great time.. even better than I was expecting. Our kids were truly so very well behaved and played together and with cousins the whole time.

I forgot my camera but had my cell phone so snapped pics as often as I could. .. I want them to remember this trip because I think it was a really special time for them to be with their big cousins and to just play and play and play.

Charlotte hopped from lap to lap. She would call everyone there by name but with a very strong "MY" in front of their name.
Charlotte hopped from lap to lap. She would call everyone there by name but with a very strong “MY” in front of their name.
The boys dug a massive hole
The boys dug a massive hole
they worked together to fill it up over and over again.
Nicholas loved going in the water. The first night he ran in so trusting with one of his cousins. (of course I took those pics on Tonys cell phone)

I missed Jennifer.. but tried my best to push it down and away and just look at how lucky I was to have them there with me. ..

Hands down my favorite time on the trip was when Charlotte napped getting to go on a walk with just my boys.
Hands down my favorite time on the trip was when Charlotte napped getting to go on a walk with just my boys.
They packed their own clothes and each wanted to be sure to have lots of "Jennifer" shirts. ..
They packed their own clothes and each wanted to be sure to have lots of “Jennifer” shirts. ..
Inside the beach house was just as much fun as outside. Board games, coloring and movies.
Inside the beach house was just as much fun as outside. Board games, coloring and movies.
Showing off his CrossFit muscles.
Nicholas proudly showing off his CrossFit muscles.
Cousins even let them sit sandy and wet on their laps.
Cousins even let them sit sandy and wet on their laps.
Nicholas spent time with everybody in the water..
Nicholas spent time with everybody in the water..
I hope even if they can't remember the trips details that they will remember how they felt. Special. Important. Loved.
I hope even if they can’t remember the trips details that they will remember how they felt. Special. Important. Loved.

Jennifer would have loved every single aspect of this trip.. I hope, I try to believe she enjoyed watching this weeks “for them because of her” from above us..

without having you

then losing you..

we wouldn’t have made these memories.

thank you sissy

for always leading the way.

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…until there is a cure. ..

7 Responses to “lifes a beach”

  1. Glad you and the kids had a great time at the beach. I’m sure the cousins had just as much fun as Jonathan, Nicholas and Charlotte did. They are great together. I know Jennifer was looking down with a big smile with her baby brother/sister in her arms. 💖

  2. Hi Libby, Looks like some great memories. I haven’t left a comment in a long time, but just want to let you know that I am still reading and thinking about you and your family.

  3. Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing them. I just adore the picture of Charlotte with a huge smile on her face. However, hands down, my favorite was the one with just you and your boys. Precious moment. Very glad everyone had a great time!

  4. I love how much you inspire me with your strength. ALL of your kids are so loved and you can tell that you are so loved by them. Thank you for allowing us into your life. Beautiful.

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