Monday, November 23, 2009

What is a Family?

Oh....It's soooo good to be HOME AGAIN!

The Three S's are often the words referred to describe a warm sunny vacation.
Sun, Sand, Surf
Today I will give you my version of multiples S's!!!

Simple Lounge Chair!

Splendid Views! ~ Throw open the drapes every morning...

"Seize the Day" ~ Early morning walks along an ocean promenade...

Shoot ~ Point, Focus & Shoot!
I brought my budding new photographer along.
He would often join us on a walk.

Soaring Waves ~ "Keep shooting Levi, you'll get just the right wave."

Smile ~ Creating a happy face with the freshly fallen nuts.

Smirk ~ I think he'd rather climb trees than walk.

Sand Castles ~ Hours were spent building castles,
only to be washed up by the waves.

Silliness ~ "Opa, You look so silly with one leg"

Sleep Time!

Silas ~ This is not his idea of being stuffed in a closet!

Swinging! ~ on the kitchen counter.

Strollers! ~ Look who's multi-tasking?



Swinging Singles!


Serious Conversations!

Silent Reading!

My daughters told me to do away with the Symmetrical look.
"Mom, the new trend is Asymmetrical!"

Surfing Anybody?

Spectacular Sunsets!

Silver Linings!

Sandy Footsteps! ~ Making those last steps count on my last dip.

Snow! ~ White stuff greeting us on our arrival, Home Again.

Sharing memories with Special Family and Friends
reminds me that Families Really Matter!


  1. So that's what you've been up to during your long silence! Such super shots...of some special times in the sun, sand and surf with family.

    I'm glad you're back!

  2. I love all those S words Marg..well done!
    Welcome home!

  3. Welcome back. It looks like you had a wonderful time!

  4. Welcome home sunshine girls have allot of catching up to do. I enjoyed your post today. Funny...last night at our granddaughter's birthday she got hold of our camera and took some amazing pics for a 4 year old. She just may need a camera very soon too. Your little guy has a good teacher. Kathy

  5. I loved your spectacular "s" shots!
    What a great time you have captured here!

  6. Welcome back my friend. What beautiful photos...thank you for sharing :)

  7. Wow! It looks like you had an incredible time and the beauty you were immersed in - what a treat!

  8. Marg.. you are beautiful asymetrical or otherwise !! Your photos are spectacular and I loved the glimpse into your vacation moments. I smiled at the reading in the water !! I hope she had an extra copy of the book!
    Thank you ! Marg.. well done!!

  9. Welcome back, Marg!
    What a fabulous photo story of what you've been up to!
    love all of them...The views from your windows are SPECTACULAR!

    Special times with family... Any time family is together, IT'S A HOLIDAY!
    Many, many blessings to you and your family~
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful family time!


  10. Hi Marg!
    What a wonderful family vacation that you've been on! It looks like everyone had such a great time. I love how your wrote this post with an "S" theme ..very imaginative!

    I like how serious your grandson was about taking good photographs! Maybe he'll be a future blogger? :-)

  11. Welcome back! I love your tie in to "s" words. (I especially loved the lady readying in the pool!) What a nice way to spent time with your family.

  12. I knew you were off somewhere beautiful creating special memories, and you certainly were.

    It all looks magical.

  13. I loved the pictures. . .I savored each one ..oh what a fantastic family time. I am so glad you are back .. safe and sound.

  14. What a wonderful post about a spectaular holiday with your family and friends. Thanks for sharing Marg. That sunshine, sand and sea are especially appealing to those of us here in the wind, rain and cold. Your photos are terrific and almost make me feel warm. Welcome back home. We missed you.

  15. i think you look absolutely stunning in your asymmetrical swim suit! I didn't even get to see you wear it out there!!

    Love your daughter:)

  16. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful vacation! Sand, sun, surf, family, fun. Making beautiful memories!

  17. My favorite picture is "Silent Reading".

    The next one is--time for sleep--but that wide-eyed young one doesn't look ANYWHERE NEAR going to sleep.

    What a wonderful time with family you had!

    We went to Hawaii with my 2 boys—when they were young, and my parents. Fond memories!

  18. Looks like a really wonderful vacation, Marg! Loved the silent reading pic. That would be me. :v)


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