My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty.
Malachi 1:11 NIV
Greetings Sweet Friends,
Hope you are doing well and having a great week, and are probably looking forward to a nice restful Memorial Day. We have been away since last Wednesday and just returned on Wednesday morning from having a great time with our family.
Pictures today are from our Vacation. So will let the post do the talking. lol
So....on with my Thankfuls......
Thankful for a long awaited Beach Vacation
for our family for a week. We planned it last year as part of my 70th birthday celebration, just a lil later than my birthday but was fun to look forward to after my real birthday. We haven't taken a beach vacay in 9 years, cause all our vacays have been to see our Daughter and Son-in-love. So it is something we have all talked about for a long while now. and it was just as much fun as we had hoped.
Thankful that the place we stayed was just wonderful. It was on the beach and had a pool as well, and was very well equipped with every thing we needed. Could not have asked for anything more.
Thankful that we were all able to go, and were
all healthy by the time we went, my Son did
get sick and was in bed with a fever one day
and the next and there after he was fine, I
think it was the Prayer (as a number of people
were praying for us) and a Z-pack. He came
home on the day before us and is still doing great.
I am thankful that even tho I took a bit of a fall while getting into the pool the next day after we got there, I was fine accept when I sat down on a hard surface. But I was in the perfect setting cause I was in cold water all day and standing up in the pool most of the day, so not sitting much. I am having a lil trouble today as we drove home this morning and sitting on the hard seat caused it to bother me some, and feeling it might have some inflammation back. but so thankful it did not put a damper on our time away at all. It's Friday, and I seem totally back to normal, but still taking it easy when I sit down on a donut, just to be on the safe side for a few days.
Thankful that lil darling got to go with us as well, and think she had as much fun as possible with it being all adults. Plus it was great for her to get to spend so much time with her Aunt Dena, our Daughter DeeAnna. She loves her Aunt Dena!
We even were able to take the 2 Grand dogs. Bentley and Lola.
Thankful that we were able to prepare most
of our meals very quickly and easily, so not
a lot of work at all, and quite delicious!
Thankful that everyone pitched in and took
turns cleaning the kitchen.
Thankful for the beautiful Sunrise I saw our first morning there. Great way to start the day!! I always have to catch at least one Sunrise.
Thankful there was a life guard at the beach
because I didn't think there would be one, since
it was a private beach. So that is always a
relief to know.
Thankful that we all got to go out to dinner at
A place I spoke of a few weeks back "Aunt
Catfishes". It is a family tradition to go there
once, while we are on a beach vacation.
That's why we tried it out earlier to make sure it was as good as it used to be.......everyone really
enjoyed it..........and we got some pics there too.
We were out on a dock and it was super windy tho..........lol But they came out pretty
good in spite of the Windiness.
Thankful that my Son took some really nice
family photos while we were at the beach
house too. Haven't gotten them yet or I
would share some. Hoping they all came
out really well. It was Windy there too.
Thankful for Sunscreen and Rash Guard shirts,
that can keep the sun off of you. They all had
one and had bought my Hubby one for his birthday because he burns very easily. Our last day there I didn't think I could take any more sun on my shoulders, even tho I had used plenty of sunscreen, sun glasses and a wide brim hat, so hubby said we should get you one of these shirts cause we can always use them when we work in the yard cause we could wet ourselves down and then it keeps you cool till the shirt dries. Anyway, we were just a block or so away from a surf shop so was able to get me one and what a blessing it was, so I was able to enjoy the last day in the pool in comfort.
Thankful we were able to help a lady that was on the beach with 3 lil ones by herself. (A brave lady if you ask me-they were stair step in ages) She was trying to put up one of those baby tents and it was so windy and she was having no luck at all.........and there were at least a dozen people on the beach, and we were sitting upon the balcony just enjoying the view, and Ithought why doesn't someone lend her a hand, and then I saw her baby going toward the ocean, and one of her other lil ones trying to get him, but she couldn't and the Mom's back was turned, so I decided it was time to go down there, so we tried to get it up but a part had come loose and we couldn't pop it back in, so just as I was about to go get my hubby he came down, and he couldn't get it in either, so we had discovered some tools the night before, so he saw there were some screws that if he loosed them he might be able to fix it, and he did, so we got her tent up finally, She was a very sweet and grateful lady, and it turned out she was a believer in Jesus, as well. So she said the Lord goes before us, and I said yes, he does. Funny, that was the verse I used for Scripture Sunday last week......................Love to see how the Lord works like that!!
Thankful that we all had a really Wonderful timeand it was such a blessing to all of us. Some were at the beach taking a walk and boogie boarding, others at the pool, floating around on pool noodles and rafts, and playing with lil darling, and listening to music, or sunning. Sometimes we were all in the pool playing and throwing the ball around. We watched old movies we used to love when the kids were growing up, only played a few games, cause by the time night fell we were all so tired from all the fun in the sun, we didn't feel like doing much else but watch movies. lol
Well, this was our week at Cozy Place.
This is our vacation edition!! lol
Thanks for dropping by
Have a lovely yet contemplative
Memorial Day Weekend
Love, Hugs and
Memorial Day Blessings,