Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Salt Air in Our Hair

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. 
We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun."
~ Sandy Gingras


It is something we look forward to all year long.  From the time we leave until we return again, our hearts yearn for the ocean.  It is our yearly destination and a family tradition.  My dad farms throughout the spring and summer, so we have always taken family vacations in the fall. We spend our Thanksgiving holiday by the seashore.  We give thanks for another year, each and every moment together, and showers of undeserved blessings.  Here are a few snapshots of our time together.  Playing in the sand, salt air in our hair, cold and cloudy, we didn't care.  












The vastness of the ocean just magnifies God's glory.  The sound of the waves, the slower pace, the fresh air...it is refreshing, satisfying, and soothing to the soul.  I am thankful for many things, but this week, I am especially thankful for these precious moments and a chance to slow down and just enjoy the ones I love.  

I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!





28 comments:

  1. That sixth picture down is just so beautiful! And what an amazing shot of the dolphins too! The beach is my happy place...I love it and having grown up on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola I am thankful that I can spend time there often.
    May your Thanksgiving be a true feast of joy!

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  2. Thanks so much Marty!! We were SO excited to see the dolphins that close!! I LOVE the beach, it's so awesome that you can spend so much time there!! Thanks for all of your kind comments :) Have a beautiful day!!

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  3. Wow! Magnificent photography of the majestic gifts of life ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  4. What fabulous images you have here. I'm a beach-bum at heart and am grateful to live just a couple hours from the coast. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. I'm a new follower. Love what I've seen of your blog, so far. Look forward to getting to know you in blogland.

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  6. Amanda, thank you for commenting on my Outdoor Wed post and becomming a follower. You have just a precious family, those girls are too adorable. I love the beach too but we don't get there too often. We are planning a full-family vac next summer to Florida. The dolphins look amazing.
    Ann

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    1. Hi Ann, Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments!! :) Florida sounds just wonderful! And we were so excited to see that many dolphins so close!! I was so glad to get a picture :) Have a blessed day!!

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  7. Hi Amanda, thank for intoducing yourself I am delighted to follow your site.

    Wonderful family photos, and to see the dolphins surfing the wave... awesome.

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Jan

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    1. Hi Jan, Thank you so much!! :) Yes, the dolphins were amazing to see, and I was so excited when I actually got a good picture! Thanks for reading and the kind comments, have a blessed day!!

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  8. We take our family vacations off season as well. I am looking forward to our vacation in mid December, also at the seashore.... It looks like you had a wonderful and blessed time.

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    1. I have always loved the beach more in the off season! :) I hope you have a wonderful vacation!! We had a great time...it's always a little sad when it's time to leave.

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  9. Beautiful! I so Love our time at the Beach and the traditions we've enjoyed through the years!
    Love you!

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    1. Thanks Biggi!! :) I love them, too!! Wish we could stay longer...or just move ;)

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  10. I like your photos, lovely sea and beach photos

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  11. looks like a wonderful outing at the seashore....super captures, espec. the dolphins (?) and the waves...

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    1. It was a wonderful time!! :) Thanks for stopping by!!

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  12. Great pictures!! The first is my favorite- so adorable!! :)

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  13. I love this series... the fishing trawler is amazing but it is certainly trumped by the dolphins!

    Mollyxxx

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  14. A gorgeous series of shots! I love the beach in the autumn. The dolphin capture is wonderful.

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  15. Love your photos!! So pretty.

    kianabates.blogspot.com
    New follower!

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  16. Wow! These are really beautiful photos! I can almost smell the salty air.

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  17. Oh what a great way to spend this week!!! Beautiful photos!

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  18. What amazing photographs! There is something so fine about the air and the ocean water.

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