Flashback Friday – Bare Feet

3.kids.Michigan0001Hi and Happy Friday.  The last two weeks have been crazy busy so I haven’t had any time to write.  I hate when that happens. Today, however, I wanted to write a short blog and post a fun picture.

On this rainy day, I decided on a photo of toes and sand. I was sitting on a dune in Michigan with my sister (center) and my brother (right).  I love our messy hair, striped t-shirts, big smiles, and bare feet. This was during a family vacation with some friends.

We had so much fun on this family vacation.  In addition to visiting the dunes, we went on a tour of a Kellogg’s Cereal packaging plant.  It was fascinating to see how that process works.  We then went back to our friends’ house and created our own plant and enjoyed some free cereal samples.

Also on this trip, we went to have a meal in Canada.  That was long before passports were needed for a quick trip across the border.  We purchased some soft drink bottles while there.  They looked so different and were cool souvenirs.

We were fortunate to have great family vacations.  We regularly went to the family beach house, also went to visit family and friends across the country, and went on camping trips.  Mom and Dad always made sure we had a great time.  I have many fond memories of this vacations.

Now, Kirk, Ian, and I have enjoyed several fun vacations and the first of many camping trips.  My favorite place to go with these two continues to be the beach house.  They seem to have as much fun as I do.

Today I am thankful for:

  • Memorable trips with my family
  • Visiting my grandparents and other relatives
  • Old family photos
  • The sound of rain as I go to sleep
  • A raincoat and umbrella on a rainy day
  • Girls Night Out last night
  • Laughter and stories with dear friends
  • Walking in the rain
  • Prayer support for a sick friend
  • Friendships and family
  • Love and compassion
  • Weekend time to relax

I wonder what our Friday has in store for us?  I know it will be rainy but warm.  So it will be a good time to enjoy being home.  I am so looking forward to that.

February 19 – Feet

POD_2-19_FeetHi and Happy Wednesday!  Today’s photo challenge is Feet. I decided to choose one very old photo and then two more recent.

Here is a picture of me as a very young child with my mother to the left and her mother (my grandmother) to the right.  This is special because we are at the beach where I still go with my family today.  And, having the three generations together for such a walk is pretty great.

I have many years of fond memories spending time at this beach with my mom and grandma.  Not from this long ago of course, but my memory is long.  This grandma passed away in 2000.  She is still missed and loved beyond measure.

Feet.2Speaking of Ian, here is a picture of his feet while at another beach — this one in Florida.  He loved the feel of sand in his toes as I always have.

His cute little feet have grown quite a bit since this photo was taken.  It is amazing how quickly kids change, isn’t it?

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThis other photo is of Ian a few years later.  He is with his cousin who was taking a surfing lesson.  They both were having fun trying out the board.

My family and I do love having our feet on the sand — whether a California beach or a Florida beach.  There is nothing like the feel of sand in your toes and the surf washing over your feet.

I just thought of the “Foot Book” by Dr. Seuss that Ian just loves.  “How many feet do you meet?”

I wonder what feet I will see today?  I hope to see quite a few as that means seeing quite a few people. Hope you will as well.