Monday, May 4, 2009

The Adventure Continues

Now for part two of our spring break adventure. On Thursday afternoon we went to St. Augustine. After what seemed like forever we finally got there (traffic was not the best on our way there so it took us longer than normal to get there). By the time we got checked into our room it was after 6:00. Then we went in search of something to eat for supper. We took the kids to Osteens (a nice little seafood place). When Chuck and I were dating and even after we were first married we would eat at Osteens every time we were in St. Augustine. The food was just as good as we remembered it being. Later that evening I told Chuck, "lets see if we can find a Starbucks around here or some kind of a coffee shop" (I love me some Starbucks). We found a Starbucks in the Barnes & Noble bookstore, which we arrived about 10 minutes before closing time.
On Friday morning we got up ate breakfast and then put on swimsuits (and shorts for me ;o) and of course the sunscreen. When we got to the beach, Kaelyn just looked so cute standing there next to the car with all her "beach gear, shovel, pail and boogie board" so I am thinking great photo opportunity. NOT, my camera wouldn't work. By this time I am so aggravated with that camera, now I won't be able to get any pictures of our day at the beach. Well after we got down to the beach, Chuck takes the kids out into the water with their boogie boards while I sit in my little chair trying to figure out what is wrong with this crazy camera. After about forty five minutes I finally got the thing to work.

Tyler riding in on a wave with his boogie board.

Kaelyn having some fun too!

While everyone was out in the water, I was sitting there relaxing and listening to the waves rolling on shore and watching how the water would come on shore then go back out into this ocean. The song Redeemer that Nicole C. Mullen sings came to mind. The words "Who told the ocean you can only come this far? I got chills just thinking about this huge ocean that God created and how the water only comes so far. What an awesome God we serve. Let me share all the words of this song with you.


Who taught the sun to stand in the morning?

Who told the ocean you can only come this far?

Who showed the moon where to hide 'til evening?

Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives

I know my Redeemer lives

All creation testifies

This life within me cries

I know my Redeemer lives

The very same God that spins things in orbit

Runs to the weary, the worn and the weak

And the same gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken

They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know my Redeemer lives

I know my Redeemer lives

Let all creation testify

Let this life within me cry

I know my Redeemer lives

He lives to take away my shame

And He lives forever I'll proclaim

That the payment for my sin

Was the precious life He gave

But now He's alive and

There's an empty grave

And I know my Redeemer lives

I know my Redeemer lives

Let all creation testify

Let this life within me cry

I know my Redeemer lives.

Praise God that our Redeemer does live.

After Kaelyn had been in the water for a while she decided it was time for her to come up where I was sitting and try making some sand castles. Needless to say, her castles didn't turn out to good so she decided to head back out into the water.

Making a sand castle.

This was the first time that Tyler and Kaelyn had been to the beach since they were about 3 (Kaelyn) and 5 (Tyler). We had a great time and the kids are already asking when we are going back to the beach.

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