Living not striving…

Random thoughts and daily adventures in my life

So thankful September 1, 2008

Filed under: Family Life — erikaivory @ 9:55 pm

Wish I had pictures to share from today.  We all went to Charleston for the day to spend some time with the Pereas.  My sister Kelly and her husband Richard and their 8 amazing children moved to South Carolina a year and a half ago to start a church. They are an incredible family and we love spending any time we can with them.  We always learn something about parenting and our children have the best time. They adore their cousins.

The plan was to spend the day on the beach and even though it poured with black skies the last half hour to the beach, we decided to forge ahead and see if the sky might clear.  I am so glad we did because the skies cleared and we had a glorious day playing on the beach.  Since the Pereas moved from Colorado the beach of course was a novelty to them but believe it or not this is the first time we have all been on the beach together since they moved.  So I really, really wanted the kids to play together on the beach at least one time this year.

It was a perfect day.  We picnicked, made sandcastles, played forever in the water and crazy high waves, went out for ice cream and then finished the day getting baths and playing together until we absolutely HAD to make the drive home.  I am so thankful that the Pereas followed the Lord’s call on their lives.  They sacrificed so majorly to leave a great church, so many wonderful friends and family to come to South Carolina.  It has not been easy at all.  I am also so thankful the Lord called them to our state.  I love that my kids can know their cousins and play together and share life together.

We serve an amazing God and today was an amazing daySmile

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