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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Seaside Vacay

What's it Wednesday #178

I wonder if it's because I am Pisces why I feel rejuvenated once I hit the sea.

Our seaside vacays mean...
 ...slowing down to feast with family and friends since we don't get to do this during the year. 

 ...munching on fresh barracuda
 and lobster caught by my nephew and grilled on the barbie.

 ...swapping our favorite beachside recipes.


 ...the kids get to catch-up up with their cousins, aunts, and uncles and dear friends.

...I get to slow down and catch up with my little brother who lives less than five miles from me. 

...the kids get to dance their hearts out while we realize how much the kids have grown since last summer.


...continuing a tradition of  the kids and I hitting the beach in our jammies to watch the sunrise and tell God how grateful we are for all that He does for us and for the world.



 ...new life long friendships are made and this is where they will all take their children


...new animals are discovered to cherish.

...my son now believes he can surf

 ...hubby relaxes in the pool with his diva princess. 



...most importantly, this is where childhood memories are made

 ...No virtual games are played

Kids picking fresh ackee for the very first time
 ...family traditions are passed down

...and my kids can pretend to defy gravity.

Hope you had a fabulous Summer of 2015!


xoxoxo
Paula

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47 comments:

Ruth W said...

What a fun time! OOOohhhh...barracuda and lobster! And everyone looks like they were having a ball! So glad you were able to have such fun with the family! Thanks so much for hosting!
Ruth

xinex said...

What a fun reunion! Thank you for sharing the awesome pictures. And thanks for the feature, I was pleasantly surprised....Christine

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wonderful family memories created and added to past memories. Thank you for Whats It Wednesday 178.

Sarah said...

Paula, looks like a fun family vacation. You have a beautiful family! Giving cousins special family times together is a wonderful tradition. They will grow up knowing each other and creating life long friendships. I love getting together with my cousins and their families.
Thanks for hosting.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Love the photos of your beautiful family! It's so great that the kids are building summer memories that will stay with them forever!

Victorian1885 said...

What beautiful family photos ad memories you have created! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Wanda

Jeannie Marie said...

There is nothing like a family vacation with all the trimmings! Sun, surf and seafood! What fun for all! My offering today, a little poetry, is helping me through the process of adjusting to my new life by allowing myself to reflect about the past, a bit at a time.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Wonderful post, you look radiant my friend, and I couldn't agree more. It's the simple things! Love the final snapshot! Have a blessed evening!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Memories that will last a lifetime! Beautiful!!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I so enjoyed seeing your family vacay pics! What fun! Thanks for hosting this terrific party!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It looks like you're all having such a fun family vacation. Love all your pictures!

fabulosa said...

OH my GOd I wish to be there with my feet on that blue water. Looks like you had a great family time. Looks like the Caribbean to me!!. Thanks for the party.

Jill Harrison said...

summer holidays at the beach are the BEST! and I can see you are creating wonderful memories and traditions for your children. Happy days.

Trish Martin said...

Looks like you and your family had a ball. I have never had baracuda before...The food looks delicious. Thanks for the party.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Great family pictures, Paula, and thanks for hosting. Summer at the beach, great memories..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Deanies Stash said...

Paula, I loved going along with you on your summer vacation. The photos were great and you can almost hear the sounds and smell the good food! Thank you for hosting.

Have a good week.

Hugs,
Dianne

Vesna said...

Love the photos of your beautiful family! Such a great vacation!!
Thanks for hosting!
Hugs,
Vesna

Mimi Mama said...

Love the happy snaps. Can I come next time? Thanks for the lovely linkup too...Mimi xxx

Down Sprigg Lane said...

Looks so fun!! I miss the beach, great traditions!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh this brought a smile to my face. In this crazy world, what a gift to your children to provide this time of memory making! Beautiful family!

Bente said...

What a great time you had with your family. So nice to see your beautiful kids and family haveing fun in your vacation. Love the photos.
Hugs from here

Rita C. said...

Great family vacay pictures, Paula! Love the one of the sunrise especially, and your children are beautiful! THe fish on the BBQ look amazing. Thank you for hosting us for What's It Wednesday/
Rita C at Panoply

Shelia said...

Hi Paul! What a beautiful vacation. Love all the happy shots of family and seeing you too! The children are so cute and I love seeing them dance. How nice to have a wonderful time vacationing.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. You can tell the kids are enjoying themselves a lot and they'll cherish these memories. You took some great pictures!

Linda said...

You guys were having so much fun! The food looked fantastic and love that crab photo.

Thanks for featuring the Rum Island Butter. My friends in Florida already put in their request for a few jars when we go back.

Love you party and look forward to it. Thanks for hosting.

Linda

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Great pictures, Paula, and what a fabulous way to create wonderful family traditions and lasting memories!

Jenn said...

What a happy, beautiful post! Looks like you had a fantastic spot to enjoy some precious family time!

Cathy Carroll said...

Love all your photos - what a wonderful time of relaxation and family. The features are awesome. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week. Cathy

Patty Sumner said...

Beautiful family and beautiful memories! Wonderful eye for the camera too! have a great day....Blessings!

Patrick weseman said...

Looks like a great time. Glad that you enjoyed it.

Mustlovehome said...

Thank you for the party, and for sharing those wonderful family photos! I am now really longing for the beach!! I would love it if you would come share at our party, Friday Favorites, live tonight at 7pm EDT. Have a great weekend!! Christine @ Must Love Home

Junkchiccottage said...

How fun to see you enjoying your family time all together and that food spread oh my!!!! Yum!!! Love fresh fish on the grill.
Thanks for hosting your fun party.
Kris

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh My gosh I want to be at that beach with you all
That food looks pretty darn good also

Robyn said...

Wow, Paula, it looks like everyone is having such a great time. Such a beautiful family you have!
I've never had barracuda but it looks delicious. Such a feast you had! All of your images made me smile today. Lovely!

My thrift store addiction said...

What a fun vacation and lovely family! Thanks for the party!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Oh Paula what a fabulous seaside vacation for your beautiful family! You are so right about making memories...you all will have wonderful memories to treasure forever. Whenever I think back to my summers as a child my heart always smiles.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and may God bless.
XO Barbara

Julie Reinwald said...

Those kiddos are SO cute, Paula! And the seafood looks fantastic...yummy! So glad you shared fun photos with all of us. Thanks for hosting the party, also!

Christina Paul said...

What delightful photos-wow- could your family be any better looking? looks like everyone is having a blast- and love that everyone turned off the virtual games lol
I'm a pisces too- and completely understand needing to be by water :)
Happy Summer!

Dee said...

Your pictures are wonderful. You have such a beautiful family and what a wonderful vacation by the sea. It certainly made me smile to see everyone having so much fun.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Ooooh, I love this post. Our family took annual beach vacations when our kids were small. Now, just as you said, they are taking their kids. So many wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing yours.

Suz said...

Beautiful family photos. And wonderful memories to cherish. I loved this post. Thanks for sharing.

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Paula, so sorry I am late, and to think I almost missed out on the family fun here.
You and your brother have strong gorgeous genes you so stunningly beautiful and that brother of yours strongly handsome, as for hubby in the pool what a wonderful dad to float with his princess, your kids and extended family and friends will cherish these memories.
As for the Lobster on the grill now I am jealous that I am not part of your family, good eats, and family love what else can a family want for.

Blessings my dear, and the memories your children and family will cherish.

Thank you for such a beautiful sharing, it's really was as if you invited all of us blogger friend so long on your vacation with you.

Xoxo
Dore

Marlene Plasencia said...

What great vacation fun, the food looked delish. The kids sure had a blast and they are so darn cute. Happy for you and the family. Thanks for hosting and loving all the features. Have a great weekend my friend.
Blessings,
Marlene

Ileana Carmen said...

What a beautiful summer you have! Thank you for hosting us.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such lovely family memories! Beautiful family! xo Karen

Susan Clayton said...

Family vacations are a wonderful thing. Looks like you had a great time.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Oh, grilled lobster... Yummy! Enjoy your summer!

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