Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Family Vacation

Most all of last week found us on the Islands of Chincoteague and Assateague enjoying all the fun of the waves and nature of the island with Nathan's whole family!  I'm greatful for this time to get away and soak up the beatuy of the place and to soak up time with my wonderful family!  These pictures tell some of the story. 
 Assateague and Chincoteague are famous for the wild ponies. I'm looking forward to the day when my girls are old enough to enjoy the Marguerite Henry books about life on these Islands!
 I've been here over and over, but this was the first time I've been to the light house. We donated quite a lot of blood to the mosquitoes to make it down the path to see this! It was worth it though, and climbing to the top was pretty cool too. I love history.
View from the top looking out to the Atlantic.
 When on vacation it's important to drink lots of coffee...
and spend as much time as possible with soon-to-be-aunt Rosy,
who can create amazingly cool hair styles! 
 Little girl feet.
Grammy brought a fun project (directions here) for the four grandkids! 
The mothers complicated it by making the designs not so simple.
 But it was fun and the shirts are cute! 
 The cutest little niece ever!!!
I love you Jeni!
Just enjoying the sand. 
And sun.
And ocean breezes.
We spent a lot of time on the beach. 
The skies were beautiful and the water was lovely!
My brother is such a good daddy!
We decided to just tote a "bathtub" along and wash the girls
 before we left for the house at the end of the day! 
How can such little bodies collect So Much Sand!?!?!
The plants are so different from what I'm used to in the mountains.  This little one was toughing it out alone in the sand.
Water and a bit of Maritime Forrest on Assateague. 
This Island is a National Wildlife Refuge.
Sunset over the waters between Chincoteague and the mainland.
Leaving the Eastern Shore and heading back home over the 20 mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge. 
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea
--the LORD on high is mighty.
Psalm 94:3


  1. I visited there many years ago.... maybe this would be a good beach intro for our boys. Nice bathtub! Oh, and where's the photo of you?!? Marissa

    1. Marissa, The photographer rarely gets photos taken!:/ Yes, it's a nice place for a family - I'm sure your guys would love it! We always go after labor day when it's not so crowded (and rates are better!). I like the small town feel of the place instead of all the typical beach touristy stuff.


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