Wednesday, July 7, 2010

La Floride!

I have heard the word sugar used to describe the sands on Florida's beaches but I didn't realize how true it was until last week. Shawn and I took the kids for a mini getaway to Panama City Beach. We had planned on staying in Pensacola which is not quite three hours from us. With the issue of oil dotting some of the shores, we decided to go a bit further. It was a good decision and we loved our time at the beach. I had fallen asleep in the car and I woke up to Shawn saying softly, "We're here." We were on the final stretch that runs along the beachfront. In the most cliche way, I rolled down my window, closed my eyes and just let the sound and smell overwhelm me. I don't just love the ocean, I am IN love with it. I always have been and I always will be. It is a friend and a comfort to me. And no matter how long we are away from each other, we always pick up where we left off. I turned with tears in my eyes, and feeling like a complete nut asked Shawn if we could stay forever. He smiled and without teasing me for my emotional display, simply put his arm around me and said, "Yes." He knew I would eventually return to reality and figured humoring me would harm nothing. He's cute like that.

10 comments:

Jaclynweist said...

Cute!! Love it! One day I need to return to ANY beach. And not the beach of Utah Lake...

Kara said...

How fun! All the cuties all lined up!

Adam and Bri said...

that picture makes me melt.

Melanie said...

It looks just beautiful! Hopefully the next time you see the beach it will be a little closer to us, hint, hint.

ali said...

ok, you can't describe it so well and put a cute picture like that up without inviting us to come along, it's just not fair.

Erin said...

Ohhh!!! Great post and picture. And yeah, the beach is just something special. So glad you had a fun little getaway.

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

hurray for little getaways...and when it is to the beach that is always magical! that picture is totally poster-worthy and I expect to see it hanging on your living room wall!

Jonathan said...

Why is it that everything you post about seems to be so magical?

Andrea said...

What a beautiful picture! Sounds like you all had a magical time at the beach.

Jenn and Paul said...

OH so jealous, sounds like fun! Cute pics too!