Thursday, September 03, 2009

One week ago today


Last Thursday we headed down to Gulf Shores, Alabama to spend the weekend celebrating Mom and Dad's 50th wedding anniversary. Mom and Dad rented a beach house and hosted all of their descendants for four days. It was lovely.

The house was ocean-front property, with its own swimming pool. The beaches were clean and sparsely populated. The house was open and airy, and the food was delicious. We brought board games and card games, kites, sand pails and shovels, and lots of books. There were 25 of us and we spent the entire time away from cell phones, computers, TVs, and DVDs. Most of the time was spent conversing, reminiscing, and playing together. Each night we had an hour of family devotions, led by my father. Everyone agreed it was the best vacation ever.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Mrs. Julie Fink said...

This sounds so wonderful! So happy to hear how you were so richly blessed.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Laura, this sounds beautiful! I'm glad you all had such a wonderful family time. :o)

2:37 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

It sounds wonderful!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Jennie C. said...

It was a great vacation because it was a real vacation. Glad you had fun and glad you're back!

7:57 PM  
Blogger BubblesandMoney said...

I am so glad you had fun. What a blessing to have a family you can vacation together.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Susuhigh said...

I LOVE Brother Lowell and Miss Linda!!!! I know y'all had a wonderful time!!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Sounds so awesome!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Gretchen Joanna said...

What an excellent use of everyone's time and money, and how sweet to have this kind of vacation with your family. Thank you, Lord.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous vanessa said...

What a wonderful time you must have had, all the family together, sunshine, beach, good food and lots of happiness. Sounds idyllic.
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

6:53 PM  

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