As a child, one of my favorite things was getting up early and piling into the car with my family in our pajamas, toting our pillows and blankets, while it was still pitch black out. Sometimes it was to get across the state to allow dad to preach in a church, sometimes it was to travel to Colorado to see relatives. At Christmas time, we would go around before bed to see all the Christmas lights, and sometimes it was just to go do something new.
Mom would read to us - The Indian in the Cupboard, The Seven Sleeper Series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Spirit Flyer Series, The Lord of the Rings, or some other great story! Sometimes we would fall asleep on the road, but more often then not we would just lay across the seats and whisper and wonder where we were going. But without a doubt, the feeling of adventure was in the air!!!
So today we woke Dassa-Beanie, strapped her into her car seat and set off on our first out of the ordinary adventure. She was grinning from ear to ear and I knew she was just as excited as I had been as a kid when my parents had done the same to us.
We went down to Ormond Beach and enjoyed the beach as the sun rose. It was nearly high tide and Dassa-Beanie and I enjoyed walking through the water as the orange glow warmed our skin. Dad took many pictures and pointed out all the birds - sandpipers - so Dassa-Beanie could chase them. To see such a little thing run so fast is comical. She really can move! She found a partial sand castle and enjoyed a little demolition and taste testing. Yes, she tried the sand...another toddler right of passage I am told. She really enjoyed playing in the sand since Ormond Beach is more sandy, unlike our Flagler beach which is more shelly.
We followed up the beach with breakfast and then took a trip to Deland to see Nini. Josh got to help be a goat farmer by trimming their hooves. Very proud to report he did a wonderful job and didn't get butted or kicked. We swam and then all went home for a nap. A Wonderful day!
My Current Mantra
Walk humbly with God and do the work at your hands....