Jul 15, 2019

{Taking a Break}

I am counting down days before our Family Beach vacation and I am making a list. A list for things to NOT forget, you know, like my beach chair, book...that important stuff! Matter of fact I have already started packing. I just don't want to get left behind. LOL! 



 Seven days of beach time will fly so fast so I hope to savor every moment. We laugh a lot...a whole lot, eat a lot, play a lot and most often do CRAZY stuff! Maybe this year I won't wear a strapless bathing suit top while catching a wave!!!!!!  Our family always has such a good time.



I even found a cute new luggage tag!  I will plan on being back in blogging mode with lots of pictures the end of July or first of August. I've so much to do this week just to prepare to be gone seven days. Between working a few days, grandbabies, and errands, this week will be full steam ahead for me.  I am not leaving until Saturday of this week so I will be popping in to visit with my friends. 



I want to share a few fun pictures with you this week of my little 8 year old granddaughter. My daughter chaperoned a trip with our 11 year old granddaughter with our church and her daddy had to work so this sweet girl stayed with Nana and Papa. Our first outing was shopping and a drive through lunch so we could go to our local park to eat our lunch and play on the playground. Well, the ducks apparently have been fed so much there that they are NOT SHY at all.



Of course we had a crafting time and she decided to make sea shell necklaces for all the girls that would be at the beach. I just so happened to have a stash of sea shells in my little She-Shed from precious beach trips so Sea Shell necklaces it was . A little bling was added to some. 


She had so much fun doing this craft.


Of course Papa helped her with the finishing touches after the shells had dried by drilling holes in the shells for ribbon to go through. We ended the night with a bath bomb bath. 


Part of our shopping trip consisted of buying a few school supplies for a couple of kids that has a need for the new school year so home we came to sort our goodies out. Then we decided to bake bread pudding. Oh my! It smelled so good baking.


Back to the sea shell project we went because she wanted each necklace to be wrapped and boxed for the family beach trip. Y'all....Nana was beginning to wonder if this project was going to end! LOL!  



And Papa had to ride her around the yard 100 times but she made him his very own sea shell to sit on his night stand. (Smiles) 


Needless to say she was ready to see her mama and sister after a weekend with Centri-Kids and her daddy since he had to work.  God is so good to my family and I am grateful to make such wonderful memories with my grandchildren. As a friend told me, "The memories will last much longer than the necklaces".  


I hope to be doing lots of this next week! 


 I hope that you make some memories this week of your own. You know, we don't have to travel too far to make memories that last for a life time.  Sometimes a memory making moment is right there in front of us.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

 


52 comments:

  1. Have a great vacay Cindy!! Those shell necklaces you made with your granddaughter are so cute, the other girls will love them!!
    Jenna

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  2. Cindy, you are making priceless memories with each of your grandchildren. The necklaces are such a great craft project, and she is adorable. Have fun at the beach!

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  3. Enjoy your vacation - every minute of it!
    ~Adrienne~

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  4. Enjoy your break and your beach vacation!! I know you won't be body surfing in a strapless bathing suit again. lol!! Your photos w/ your granddaughter looked like such a fun time! I know you'll have a wonderful trip!! I'm jealous! :) 💕

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    1. LOL! NOPE...think I learned my lesson last summer!

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  5. I know you are going to your "happy place" and being with those you love.❤
    What a blessing and thrill, to be able to do this!
    We are heading out this week, too! No beach in our plans.
    Enjoy preparing and going...see ya!

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    1. Thanks Christine. Thinking about you and your family.

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  6. Love the pictures Cindy. Memories! Have fun and think about me while at the beach.
    Connie Royals

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  7. Hi Cindy! Look at your precious little grand daughter! You are a fun granny and I certainly wish you the best on your upcoming beach time!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thank you Sheila. I was all smiles seeing your post this morning.

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  8. Have fun at the beach with your family!

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    1. Thank you Susan. Be glad when you get blogger.....

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  9. What special time you had with your darling granddaughter, Cindy. Those seashell necklaces are the perfect craft and gift. Enjoy your wonderful family beach time! I’ll be thinking of you catching the waves 🌊 and rays 😎. Careful with that swimsuit, though! 😉 ♥️

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    1. LOL! I am going to try and dress appropriately this time to catch a wave!

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  10. Your little granddaughter sure is a cutie! I hear you when it comes to beach time! I could just live there. Nothing relaxes me more than the beach. Hubby takes his vacation is two weeks and guess where we'll be? Our family loves the beach too so we'll be spending time there for sure. Enjoy your vacation. Hugs...Sandi

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    1. Thanks Sandi. Enjoy your time too sweet lady! Nothing like the beach to make me smile big. It is indeed my happy place.

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  11. ((Chanting))) Take me take me take me, lol...Have fun my friend. smiles

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  12. I love when kids are into crafting or art! Those shells are so NEAT! Are you sure you want to head to the beach? So much about that flesh eating stuff in the water. I am staying away from the ocean, the lake and if my water don't come out of my shower head then it is not touching me! Have a great time! Enjoy and see you when you get back.

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    1. thanks Pam . Praying for safety and a good time .

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  13. Good times with your grand-daughter one on one makes for wonderful memories. I just know you'll have a great time at the beach because you seem always to be cheerful and game for anything fun!!!

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    1. Thank you . I’m counting down days which isn’t many now .❤️

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  14. Have a good week preparing for your vacation. And have a great vacation! We are going on a family vacation the end of the month. Where has the summer gone?
    Good to see your special time with Kylaigh and hear about Centri -Kids.

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  15. You're grands are so blessed to have you for their Nana. Hope you have an amazing vacation with your family...making memories! ��

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    1. Thank Deb . So glad to see you on posting Miss your blogging . ❤️

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  16. On, Cindy! I never leave here from your site without a warm heart! You make such amazing memories with your family, and your sweet spirit just shines through in all you do. I will be looking forward to all the beach photos and hearing about your fun adventures! May you enjoy every moment and find much happiness at your happy place, my friend. :)

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  17. Oh look at you!!!
    I will certainly be thinking of you as you enjoy precious time with your loved ones, and yes, keep that topless pretty at home. ;)

    Your granddaughter has one big beautiful heart!
    What a splendid idea in making a special gift for her family members, and then to take the time and wrap them up with love, such a heart warmer.

    Take care, have fun, and I can't wait to see and hear of your wonderful time away. :-)

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    1. Thank you . She is a special girl for sure . She always brings a smile to my face . We are looking forward to our beach time but yes , rethinking the top !😂

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  18. I've pretty much been on a break the entire summer. Between being gone and having a lot going on, I just haven't had time to blog. But, I'll get back at it at some point. Enjoy your time at the beach and we'll all look forward to hearing about it. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks Lea . I learned a long time ago there is more to life than blogging . Though i enjoy it i can only blog once a week and that is good enough for me . Who knows ... i might be taking more breaks .😂❤️😊

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  19. How wonderful Cindy. You and your family have so much fun together. Enjoy your beach time and relax.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  20. Belos momentos passados em família. Desejo-lhe umas férias felizes e relaxantes junto ao mar. Beijinho e abraço.

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  21. Cindy, I always love looking at your family photos! Such a sweet and beautiful family and you guys are always doing something fun and making memories! I hope you have a fabulous time on the beach! Safe travels! Love and hugs!

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  22. The necklaces are just darling as is your grands...Enjoy yourself and have a lovely time which I know you will.Looking forward to seeing all the photos when you get back!! Thanks so much for your sweet visit!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  23. Oh, Cindy! What a fun time with Your granddaughter! Those necklaces are precious and the memories will be priceless!! We’re on vacation now heading to Montana to spend some time in Andy’s world. He has several things for planned for us so I’ll try to keep you posted. Enjoy your family-beach time!!! Aren’t we blessed wives/mommas/grandmas! Zenda

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  24. How precious is that? I love those sea shell necklaces, and what a sweet girl to make them for everyone...and even to wrap them up so nicely. What a treasure...both your sweet grandgirl and the necklaces. And the memories you made doing so many fun things together. What a blessing. I hope you are having a great time at the beach now with your family. Sounds wonderful to me...

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  25. Hope that you're still having a blast at the beach!

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  26. Stopping by to see you from Vee's blog .... Enjoy your beach trip! I LOVE the beach and can't get enough of it.

    You have a delightful blog.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Barbara. We had a wonderful trip with our family at the beach. Now it's back to reality! Ha!

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy