Wednesday, June 1, 2011

52 Photos Project / Week Six / A Memory

Wonderful times in the Outer Banks!

This week's photo prompt was so easy for me . . . when I think of a memory I always go directly back to our yearly vacations in the Outer Banks.  Ever since my son Curt was one year old (he is going to be 31 this summer and Drew will be 28 this month!) we would go to the Outer Banks for a week.  Many times over the years we always went with my husband's family and we shared the expenses of the cottage.  As our families continued to grow, so did our cottages!  Our beach weeks were filled with love and laughter, meals together, games at night, all the grandchildren climbing Jockey's Ridge with their granddaddy at sunset and bonding as a family unit.  All of the children are adults now and they still speak of our summers together in the OBX.  This photo was taken on the sand dune and I remember it like it was yesterday!!  I guess I could have found a picture of just the beach, or a sand dune or the sun shining over the ocean, but including my children in it struck my heart!   It is a constant reminder of the sweetness in my life.  We still love going to the Outer Banks, and my husband and I hope to retire there and truly make it our home.  I can't wait for that time.

What wonderful times when your children are small and need you for everything. Our children grow up so fast, at least I know mine did!  They still need mom and dad, but in a very different way. It felt good to go back and find this photo.  Having a reminder of a very special time in my life is a good thing.   Thanks Bella for bringing a wonderful memory back to the front of my thoughts!  I am enjoying being a part of this 52 Photo Project!


  1. Awww. Good times indeed. Am I really going to be 31? Dang.

  2. this is a beautiful memory, and a beautiful place! I almost posted a photo of my son and daughter-in-law from last summer in OBX when he returned home from Iraq and we spent time on the beach all together. It was my first to visit and yes, it is a lovely place! and wonderful memories to celebrate!

  3. Oh how I love this post. Thank you for letting us into this sweet memory. It sounds like your family has a life time of goodness stored away within memories of the Outer Banks.

    I love hearing you talk about motherhood. You teach me so much through your gentle wisdom.

    Love love love,

  4. Thank you for sharing your love and life. I've always been curious about places like the Outer Banks.

  5. What sweet and precious memories...The Outer Banks is a very special place and a wonderful place to make memories.....

    Thank you for sharing your heart with us......

  6. I love visiting these kinds of memories ... we have taken our daughter to Cape Cod for the past 4 summers and I hope it is a tradition we can continue!

    xo Lis

  7. First my dear, thanks for being a follower on my blog, you know how that excites us when we get a new friend. Looks like to me we should be closer and could play together. Lots of art interests and love your stories. Will keep on checking back in. Have a good one.


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