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{Fun with the littles}

  Good Sunday afternoon y'all. I hope that you all have had a great week. We actually got about 2 inches of rain yesterday and it was so nice. It did cool off a bit and this morning we had a nice breeze as we enjoyed coffee on the front porch. But...no breeze or rain today. HOT!  The youngest two grands stared their new school year in which my daughter who taught school in the public school system for 11 years teaches them at home. Adalynn and Annaleigh are very blessed to have their mom teach them. They love it and of course they had to get all gussied up for their first day of school pictures you know?  The youngest three grands stayed with Papa and Nana Friday and Saturday as for an early birthday outing my daughter had the chance to go see Alan Jackson in Savannah, Ga. They couldn't wait for Papa to get home so he could ride them around on the 4-wheeler. Never mind that he had been up since 4 am and returned home about 6 pm. from work. What we do for the grands, right? Of c

{Beach Vibes}

Happy Sunday afternoon everyone. Marty and I had a little getaway for three days at the beach and listening to ocean roar. Feeling that beach wind blow across my face, sand between my toes and breathing in the salt air just did my heart good. It's amazing to me how the nature of God brings sunshine to our soul.


I done a little reading in which I love to do while sitting on the beach. Marty carried "Old Glory", yes, he named his kite and she flew perfectly with the wind that we had. He's had her now for three summers and he has enjoyed watching her soar.


We sat out by the pool in the late afternoons and just simply done NOTHING! Those three days seemed to fly quickly but I enjoyed simply being lazy. Sorta felt good! LOL!


We enjoyed some good food. If you ever are in St. Augustine, Fl. and have the opportunity, go eat at "Caps on the Water". We have been several times before and we always enjoy it. The food is good and the atmosphere is wonderful. 


We came home to pick a little bounty from my garden. Nothing like fresh veggies from your own dirt.
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And to see a beautiful bloom which I thought the bush was dead to be honest. 

Before leaving my sweet yoga instructor gave me this gift and I cannot wait to try the teas. She knows I am a fan of making different flavors using teas and she gets to try out some of my teas occasionally.  The little trinket box made my day. 

On another day I arrived home to find a gift bag at my door from another sweet friend and oh my! I was like a kid in a candy store going through my goodies and all things edible went with me on our little getaway. I did decide to share with Marty! LOL!  I have truly felt blessed with such sweet friendship. God sure knows how to bring us a smile and most often, it's when we needed it the most. A nice cup of warm tea is steeping right now for me to enjoy tonight.

I hope that you are finding a little time in the busyness of life to simply enjoy the beauty of God's nature that He has created for us. I don't know about you but sometimes I need to be reminded of Psalm 46:10. Be still and know that I am Lord. I've also been reminded recently of the gift of friends. Not because they have gifted me with gifts but that they gift me with themselves. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


 

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  1. So happy for you to have had those lovely days together at the beach. Looks like a perfect time. And your little tea bags, trinket box, and the gift bag from a friend...all so special and sweet. What a blessing. I loved the pictures of you both at the beach. It all sounds so wonderful. Maybe one day we will do that again. It's been way too long. I enjoyed this today. Thank you for sharing all of God's "Bounty" with us!

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  2. Oh wonderful! Love the pictures! Produce from your own dirt sounds heavenly. The only thing I can eat from my own dirt is some chives...I mixed them with cream cheese and slathered them on a crescent roll. Still haven't made it to the beach, but hope to make it before summer ends. You keep getting away and having fun.

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  3. The beach getaway looked amazing! St. Augustine is a place I want to visit! What fun gifties and treats!! Being lazy is much deserved! You are a bathing beauty in that ocean pic!

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  4. Oh my! I am SO jealous! I know some beach time would be wonderful. I sure feel stuck inside right now with the extreme heat! Love seeing your photos and all the fun you have. Now I have hope! heehee! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane. Go to the beach girl. It will speak to your soul.

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  5. I'm leaving the beach life vicariously through you, Cindy!

    Gotta love it when friends gift us with fun teas to try!

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    1. Girl, the beach would be my home away from home if time allowed.

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  6. How fun for you and Marty to have a little getaway! You surely received some thoughtful gifts from sweet friends. The ocean breeze and sand between the toes sounds heavenly! I hope you have a happy week. Love and blessings!

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    1. It was a much needed and relaxing getaway for us both dear friend. God knows what we need before we ever know that we needed it!

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  7. How lovely to spend time at the beach, it sounds a wonderful getaway.
    Lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  8. Cindy, how fun to spend time at your happy place. I always love seeing your photos and smiles. Enjoy your week! Blessings, Pam

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  9. St.Augustine is a lovely place. My late husband and I went there all the time. I've got beach fever and will be coming down to Florida in September to visit my daughter. She lives on the Gulf side of the state, and I really miss the Atlantic side. Looks like a lovely get-away you had. I don't remember that restaurant so it must have happened after I moved.

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    1. How exciting to be able to go visit in September. We enjoy the seafood so much at Caps on the water.

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  10. How wonderful to have those sweet days on the beach. It really does our souls good. Terry and I are sitting on the beach of Lake Michigan and enjoying a sweet cottage retreat and pool this week in Michigan. Weather has been so perfect. Sometimes doing nothing is so fulfilling. Glad you had a great time. xoxo Kris

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  11. It's amazing what peace the beach can bring, I love the ending quote! Friendship and Love are God's greatest gifts and your life is filled with both~
    Jenna

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  12. As I say every time you go to the beach, "thanks for taking me along". I enjoy the beach vicariously through you. That picture of you in the water is great!! And the graphic about needing to go to the beach for your symptoms-- it's probably true for all of us!!!

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  13. Cindy, Bless you! I feel relaxed reading your post. So glad you had a restful and relaxing trip to the beach. Glad you had some great food too.
    How nice to come home to fresh produce from your garden and nice surprise gifts.
    Enjoy the Fourth!

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  14. Looks like a perfect get-away. I love your coverup.

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  15. Oh, sweet friend! We love St. Augustine! We have such precious memories there. There was a place near St. Augustine called Vistana Beach (if I am remembering the name correctly) that we visited near St. Augustine. Maybe you have been there. I have been longing for the beach lately. I'm so glad you share the photos. May God bless you always. Sending hugs & blessings to you!🙏💖

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  16. "I go to the sea to breath!"
    Ahhh... the beach with all it's wonder.
    Love the pictures.

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

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