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Healing Waters

Kenley is healing wonderfully. I mean, looking at her face (and body) is really nothing short of a miracle. Children + human body + plastic surgeon makes healing fast. We are all so thankful that she is okay, back to her 11 year old witty-self and… went to school on Friday. Just in time for the three day weekend. Her  fractured nose has been reset and already looks great. I think Kenley is just happy to be pain free. I’ll never take a day without pain for granted again. God is good. God is great.

Just to keep life interesting in the Robinson house, Raynes has come down with some pretty nasty poison ivy. We weren’t sure what the heck it was – if anything – until today. Hands, feet, cheeks, neck, arms, ears. It’s everywhere. Being the wanna-be doctor that I am, I thought breathing in some sunny salt air and splashing a bit of salt water would help to heal his rash with its magical, unknown powers. So we drove down to The Coast for a couple of hours — on a medical quest (physical for him, mental for his parents). Not sure if that worked- judging by how he looked at bedtime tonight. So much for my medical degree.

The girls wanted to stay home- because well, they’re tween/teenagers. Raynes loves to play the part of only child. It was a treat to exhale. I hadn’t realized how tightly I have been holding in my breath over these past two weeks– until arriving at my happy place. Don’t think we had been to #STB4g in 8 months. It’s a shame, really. Sunshine, quiet, oysters, beer, and breeze. Three day weekends are the best. And a great way to kick off this week which will conclude with a long-ago planned girls trip… God’s timing makes me smile.

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

I love his big, tan legs.

 

 

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

My all time favorite place. If I’ve told Mike once, I’ve told him 1,000 times. Spread my ashes here.

 

I dislike being on the other side of the lens-- every now and then Mr. R likes to play the part of photographer telling me "there's never any photos of you." Um, yes- that was intentional, babe.

I dislike being on the other side of the lens– every now and then Mr. R likes to play the part of photographer telling me “there’s never any photos of you.” Um, yes- that was intentional, babe.

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

 

 

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More Beach, Less Stress

More Beach, Less Stress
Or so they say. Judging by recent posts it would look as if all we did in the month of June was live at the beach. That isn’t the case, but come to think of it, five of the last six weekends have been spent there.  I was relieved to have a (double the length- four day) weekend at home- particularly since it’s was a holiday fourth of July kind of weekend. July brings more than just fireworks at our house– really a different kind of firework altogether. Britton’s 14th birthday. Plans are already in the works– her ‘love language’ is gifts so it’s only fitting that she plans her birthdays months and months in advance. Lucky for me.

 

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More Beach, Less Stress via grateful simplicity

 

More Beach, Less Stress via grateful simplicity

 

More Beach, Less Stress via grateful simplicity

More Beach, Less Stress via grateful simplicity

 

June Happenings

June Happenings

Not much has happened with the exception of rain, rain and then more rain. We’ve been spending the better half of this month at some part of The Coast it seems– much to our charred skin’s disappointment. The first stop was 30A where we spent a week at Watercolor with my family– and my family. Also known as mass chaos sprinkled with board games, Deep Eddy and many bags of potato chips and popsicles.

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

Sassy found a new Intern.

Sassy found a new Intern.

 

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

 

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

 

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

 

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

photo: Britton

photo: Britton

 

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

 

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

photo: Britton

 

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

 

June Happenings via grateful simplicity

 

Memorable Memorial Weekend

Memorable Memorial Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marked the first official weekend of summer 2017 so we packed up, I mean really packed up, Big Bertha (my Yukon) and headed southwest to The Coast. Paper towels, sheets, food, movies, books, swim suits, hats, lawn mowers, yard clippers, and sunscreen. Four days, three nights of boating, fishing, beach bumming and St. Teresa-ing. That’s the best way to jump start summer. Now, what to do with the next 2.5 months?

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

A serious game of Bimini ring toss...

A serious game of Bimini ring toss…

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

#STB4 g (St. Teresa Beach 4 generations — The Cottage)

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

The lawn mower man

 

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

 

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

Memorable Memorial Weekend via grateful simplicity

 

Snapper for Supper

Snapper for Supper

The weather report called for 1-2′ seas making the opening day of snapper season optimal for taking the kids out on the boat. But, as weather is unpredictable, the winds picked up in the afternoon and it turned out to be 4′ seas with our family of five offshore ten miles. Thankfully, if we have done nothing else, we have raised our crew with sea legs and they surprisingly did not complain much. We caught our limit within an hour thanks to Captain Robinson. The Rock Bass decided they were hungry as well so we kept a few of them too.  With the assistance of Net Boy, of course.

Snapper for Supper via grateful simplicity

Snapper for Supper via grateful simplicity

 

Snapper for Supper via grateful simplicity

Snapper for Supper via grateful simplicity

Snapper for Supper via grateful simplicity

 

Snapper for Supper via grateful simplicity