For those of you popping by from The Inspired
Room's Beautiful Life you are joining a
series of posts already in progress about
our vacation, real time.
I chose to continue because there
are things about this vacation that
tie into my overall theme of wellness
It is possible to watch your spending
and eating even when away from home.
It is also possible to find things
to enjoy even when you are not doing
the things that you personally would
choose to do...
So here you have...
My Beautiful Life... Even at the Beach.
You are saying, huh?
Truth...I don't like the beach.
Sorry...I just don't.
This is why you have not, until today
seen photos taken at beach level.
Jonathan and I are beach shunners.
Mikey and Chelsea love the water, sand and all
They have been thick as thieves.
Here they are collecting some sand,
water and shells to share with friends.
It is beautiful to see them playing
and working together.
A storm blew in....
We shot a little pool.
There was much laughter.
We have never done this as a family
before. Jonathan likes to shoot pool
and so he is decent at it.
But, the rest of us...just funny!
When we were done, the sky and
beach were back to this!
So my two "fish" children were back at it.
They played in the water for a long
and then when sufficiently frozen
spent a couple of hours on this.
"Don't build your house
on the sandy land!"
I just had to laugh...
What do two homeschoolers
do when left to play on a beach?
And leave a message!
Everyone who went by had to stop.
They even were asked to allow someone
to take a picture.
For me, watching them work so happily
together made me appreciate the beautiful
life I enjoy!
Family, as friends.
Jonathan was hanging out with me on the cement.
Ok, we did take a walk on the beach and that
is ok, but from the safety of poolside and comfy
chair...Jonathan got a kick out of what was over
I am so glad he only took the picture
and didn't come over and turn that
Such an unflattering picture with the
wind and all...but...funny!
We have been so good about our eating
while away. Well, there was that night
at the hotel when we enjoyed junk food
but that was planned. We have only eaten
out a few times the whole time we have been
gone. I packed food for the car and then
we have been able to cook in our time share
kitchen here. Very enjoyable.
And as for the finances, I am in my glory
with an Excel Spreadsheet tracking spending
for the different categories. Too much fun!
I know, that is not for everyone...but for
this financial analyst it works. I am watching
every dollar because I know I will have to
put it into a column and account for it.
We are budget vacationing in the most fun way!!!!
Enjoy your beautiful life!