We had a great time as a family at Holden Beach again this year! 

The Lord refreshes my soul at the ocean.  The kids loved playing at low tide!Rosie jumping over the pools on the “islands”Abe jumping!Best friends (unless they’re fighting)

Everyone loves drip castles!

Eli working hard
Sam, wanting to work but Mom said “smile”. 

It’s been pretty hot recently so we went downtown to play in some fountains!  

Eli with a big grin 

Sam and Rose 

Eli on the run with Abe in the background

Abe getting surprised by a fountain
Abe and Rose

Sam, Eli and Rose with Pokemon Go players in the background!

Check out this DD cutie!
Sam and Abe spend their free time reading some days, and Eli comes up with projects.  Here he is showing off a Lego scene that he made in ice! 

Rosie likes playing with my old parasol! (I was about her age when my grandma gave it to me.)

There are lots of shirtless days around here!

I’m trying out posting from my phone. This is for you, grandparents!!

Here is our little princess and her manservant:

The boys shoveled at Nana’s house today.  

 Getting started 
   Making progress
 Break for a snowball fight
  The finished product. 

It started snowing hard on Friday.


IMG_2263 For some of the weekend it was too cold to be out for long.  If you look closely you can see four faces in the window.

IMG_2255 Abe spent his time inside lounging by the fire.

IMG_2269 Here’s Rose getting ready to head out and play. She has her Han Solo action figure in her hand.

IMG_2271 They made the most of the newly expanded yard.

IMG_2272 Complete with a highway for matchbox cars.

IMG_2280 And what Eli is calling an “Enchanted snow village”

IMG_2298 Sam built a (smallish) snowman.


Here’s Rose remembering that she lost her Han Solo.


And here are a few pictures from our walk to church this morning. We travel in single file to conceal our numbers…IMG_2288IMG_2292IMG_2296

When I took this picture of me and the boys in the backyard, little did I know that Abe…  

… had a snowball in his hand with my name on it! Notice the snow all over my face, and Abraham has suddenly disappeared. 


It’s snowing a lot here, and it looks like it’s not going to stop for some time. Here are a bunch of pictures (mostly of Rose because that’s evidently all I take anymore) from the last few weeks before the deluge of snow photos. 

Showing off a spare key that matches her shirt. 
Posing in her urban-gypsy-hello-kitty ensemble. 
Posing by the van. 
Watching it start to snow.
Brushing Sam’s hair while he reads. 
Posing in sunglasses. 
Posing in her bathing suit (over clothes).

Suited up in her snow gear. 
And here’s a bonus shot of Abraham and Papaw at Lowes. 

Future models trying on hats:


Here are a few of the many failed attempts to take a decent picture with Nana on Christmas day:


And here’s one from our house:  

Bonus: Rose fell asleep on the floor at church this morning! 

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