The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Sandcastles and Smiles...Motes and Memories

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sandcastles and Smiles...Motes and Memories

Oh, to be back at the beach doing this...

Or to be experiencing any of this...

We (my mom, sister, brother-in-law, Tim, the kids, and I) had a wonderful time on our vacation to Isle of Palms near Charleston, South Carolina.

Despite all the fun, I have to admit that there were also some bittersweet moments.  My family has vacationed there many times through the years, and my dad's absence from this trip certainly left a void.

Someone had I stepped in and made sure that the kids still learned how to make Papa's goop sand castles.  
Use the really wet sand...
Drip it from your hands like this to form the towers...
How I miss him!  Thanks to Uncle Carl, our goop castle also had a mote.

Daddy was never far from my thoughts...but then he never is.  I'll always have my memories of sand creations, walks on the beach, ocean swims, and lighthouse climbs with my dad. And now it's my turn to build those memories with my own children.
Happy memories!

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