Sadly, this dessert dweller can count only but a few times that I've ever been to the beach. The beach is amazing. The beach is one of my favorite things ever-in the whole world. It can swallow you whole if it catches you just right, it can calm your soul and make you feel very small at the same time. The ocean humbles me, it puts fear in me when I look at it and realize just how big it is. It is a mystery, it is lovely, it's salty foaminess makes everything more romantic than any pool of water ever could. My friend Cara and I were looking out at the ocean as Dustin and the kids were playing in the water and she explained to me that the beach is where she hears God speak. Its where she goes to refresh her soul and be alone. She says that when the foamy, bubbly water comes up to her feet it's like God is kissing her toes. I like that idea of God coming up and kissing the tips of my toes....
My favorite thing was watching the gold flecks of sand sparkle on Elle's legs as she shoveled baby handfuls of sand up towards her and massaging it all over herself. She ate it, scooped it up, picked up her shovel and cried when we stripped her down and cleaned her up. She was heart broken to leave the beach and sand. Her little sparkly, naked baby butt was the sweetest thing.
Dustin buried Conrad all the way up to his chest. It was the funniest thing ever.
Can't we just live by the ocean and never wear shoes
and eat fish tacos for breakfast lunch & dinner?