Monday, February 22, 2010

A Beautiful Day To Be Out

Sunday was absolutely gorgeous as was Saturday. But Sunday our family was together at the beach. Saturday our family was doing math together and cleaning house.

This beach is on the bay so it is very rocky which provides hiding places for lots of sea critters. So we went exploring. Join us on our fun beach walk.

It was so clear we could see the mountains in the distance. On most winter days we wouldn't be able to see anything but gray. Isn't it just breathtaking? I love where I live.

I don't know if you can see it very well, but this is an underground spring bubbling up on the beach. The tide was very low so we could see things that would normally be under water.

My son looking for critters under the rocks.

My daughter found lots of clam shells. The shellfish are not edible this time of year because of some kind of toxin so no one was digging for clams.

Look at this precious little creation. I hope he grows up to be a big crab. I don't eat the crab from here, but I know people who do. This one needs to be much bigger.

Now this one is so tiny you can hardly see it. Do you see the nice burn on my hubs' right palm? Yes, that happened at work a couple of weeks ago. He went to the emergency room at the end of his shift that night. It has healed very nicely. He only missed one day of work.

My daughter found this cute little star fish. He was alive. At first we thought he was dead, but he suctioned onto that clam shell for his little life.

My hubs walking along. Notice when people go to the beach they walk along looking down the whole time. Partly for safety so they don't trip or slip and partly to look for sea critters. I had to stop and make sure we had some pictures with our faces in them.

Looking, looking, always looking...

Looking at the camera & the sun was so bright and beautiful. No complaints here. Great day at the beach.

Finally a picture of me & my hubs together.

There were so many people with their dogs today it was fun to see them all out exploring & going in the water which I'm sure was very cold. There are four dogs with these people. Three little ones and a big one.

Some sea weed clinging to it's rock waiting for the tide to come back in. It's so delicate and cute.

Looking back at the beach access point.

Looking at the nice homes on the hill. Wew! Some of them are quite elaborate. The one on the right had three terraced areas going up to it. I'm sure it was to protect the land from erosion, but it provides some nice areas for planting or whatever one would want to put there. Lawn chairs would be nice there.

More little crabs. They're so cute.

Climbing on the seawall.

Another view across the water.

So clear we could see lots of airplanes and jet streams.

And here's my picture of the day.Mr. or Miss Bald Eagle with the moon up high. YES!!! I've tried for so long to get a good picture of an Eagle. I love this. This is so representative of this area and it's our school mascot where I work.

After the beach we took a short side trip over to the brand new school that just opened for students on February 17, 2010. The students moved to a temporary location about a year ago while the old building was torn down and this new one built. I was hoping to get a job here, but it hasn't happened yet. It's quite a bit closer to us than the current school I work at. I do really like where I'm working though and who knows, maybe something with more hours will open up there.

Near the main entrance.

The front that faces the street. I haven't seen the inside yet so I can't say what I think about it.

Well, it certainly was a very nice weekend. Back to work & school. Oh, on another hubs and my daughter have this awful cough that has persisted for over two weeks so far. My daughter has missed four days of school this month. Last night they both coughed into the wee hours and of course I didn't get much sleep either. They went to the Dr. this morning and got cough medicine with Codeine for the nights.

Please pray for healing for them and protection for my son & I. I already had it back in November through January. The Dr. says it can last up to six weeks. I didn't have such a bad case of coughing, but it sure lasted 5 or 6 weeks. Thanks.


  1. Oh how fun! What a great way to spend the day. Take care my friend! Sending prayers your way for good health.

  2. Breathtaking picture of the What a beautiful beach. Your family is truly blessed. I loved seeing the little crabs. I have never seen one "in person" before, just pictures. Very, very cool.

  3. What an awesome day!! The pictures are great! It looks like you had so much fun! some of our best memories as a family are the days that we have spent at the beach together! I love the clear picture across the water where you can see the mountains. That is awesome! Hope you all feel better soon and are able to get rid of the coughs and sleep better soon! Have a great week!!

  4. Nannette~

    What BEAUTIFUL pictures! I love the water, so peaceful, so serene!

    You all look like you are having a WONDERFUL time! It does us good to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine....and the moon! :> )

    Your new school looks amazing. I pray you are able to get more hours and to work there. You can tell how much you enjoy working with the kids!

    Blessings, sweet friend~

  5. Hi, Nannette~

    I'm sorry to hear that your family is under the weather. I will be praying for all of you!

    I so enjoy looking at your pictures, my friend. They are very sweet!


  6. Wow - looks like a wonderful day at the beach.

  7. Hey Nan,:( Hope ya'll get to feeling better .
    Man are ya'lls allergies giving ya'll trouble?

  8. Hi Nannette! The kids are getting so big and beautiful! Glad to see that you are all doing well! Happy Birthday to Gary!