It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. -Mother Teresa

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Family Fun Goal: Visit a Beach

The best part of this beach is that we almost have it to ourselves! It is on famous Cororando Island - but on one of the military bases there. Because we visited with my Brother-in-law, Sister, nephew, we could use this little piece of paradise. It was cold, windy, and a lot of fun! (Bonus: It was FREE and all the sand went into my sister's car and house and not mine!)

It took Nan about 1 second to get into the water. Jo needed a little longer to warm up.

Uncle Vic and Nan didn't seem to notice the cold. There were unusually large waves so only body surfing was allowed this day. Just a few yards away a dolphin kept popping up to check on these two!

Eventually Jo did get into that cold water BUT was unhappy that she had to hold an adult's hand. (Like I shared, it was a rough day on the water so she didn't have a choice.) I love her cold expression in this picture!

2012  Family Fun Goals
Fun Goal
Date Completed
Visit a Literary Location

Visit a Beach
Visit a Zoo

Visit a Museum
Camp Out

Build a Fort in the Living Room (and sleep in it)
2/18 – 2/19
Visit a President’s Home

Ride Bikes to Rockhome Gardens

Attend a New Sporting Event

Walk a 5k

Put a Stamp in our National Park Passport Book
6/7 – 6/8
Do Not Use Lights for a Weekend
2/17 – 2/19

Nan’s Fun Goals

Fun Goal
Date Completed
See a Play or Musical

Take a Canoe or Float Trip

Go Ice Skating
See a Concert
Sleep in the Tree House

 Family Traditions


Date Completed

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Visit an Apple Orchard

Attend a St. Louis Cardinal’s Game

Attend a Chicago Fire Game
Watch a Movie in Drive-In

Make a Gingerbread House

Host Elf Party


1 comment:

  1. love the name in the sand pic and the girls in the prairie hats in the post below! Missed you today!