Over the Gulf and through the Waves

Over the Gulf and through the waves.. to the little island we went.

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

At one point we teased Emory, the first to unload (first and only adult) and told him to watch the 7 kids and we would be back later…..

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

We found more friends… the Webbettes.

 

 

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

Raynes’ Godbrother showing him how to get ‘er done.

 

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

Mr. R’s latest Costco purchase has been a hit with the kids

 

 

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

Captain Franics– his happy place.

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

 

It takes some pre-planning, a large amount of sunscreen, sandwiches, juice boxes, and ever larger amount of beer… but in the end, the blissful chaos is so worth it. There’s never been a time we have left the island and said to ourselves, ‘Wow, that was not worth it.

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

Lots of sea salted braids

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

Forced smiles— I’ll take what I can get.

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

 

With the help of the older boys, Raynes captured a minnow and was hell bent on taking it home with us.

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

Pet fish?

 

 

Over the Gulf, and through the Waves via Grateful Simplicity

He doesn’t give up easy, we’ll give him that.

 

All he wanted, for the past two weekends, is to successfully capture and bring home a 'pet' fish. I am sad to report he is 0 for 2 on his latest attempts.

All he wanted, for the past two weekends, is to successfully capture and bring home a ‘pet’ fish. I am sad to report he is 0 for 2 on his latest attempts.

 

Britton is Pioneer Woman’ing it again for us with some home made french fries, hamburgers, yellow cake and some real peach ice cream for dessert. Okay, so I’m making the peach ice cream– btu still- Mr. R and B are in the kitchen cooking without me.  Bless them! And bless all who have sacrificed so much so that we can sit in our homes, jabbering on and on about seashores and watermelon.  Happy Memorial Day!

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