Becoming Kindred Blog

An ocean holiday

With all of the renovations needing to be done here and the in-transition-mode  of our life right now, we decided that the girls and I needed to take a little holiday for a week so that Dan could work on some things without interruption. And so last Sunday, we loaded up into the truck and headed to New Brunswick to meet my dear high school friend who welcomed us to spend a week with her and her husband. The following pictures cover our week quite well! [caption id="attachment_1209" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="First day at the beach...and they really didn't have time for pictures!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1211" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Waiting for a wave."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1212" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="A favorite place during the week...the double swing."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1213" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="They discovered brushing their teeth together was more fun"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1219" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="a gathering of friends"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1220" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Ice cream!!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1221" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="heading out even in the rain"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1222" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="she didn't last long using the umbrella."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1223" align="alignright" width="224" caption="I know, most people don't let their kids splash in puddles with no boots..."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1216" align="alignright" width="224" caption="biking to the ocean"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1217" align="alignright" width="224" caption="just sittin watching the waves"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1225" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="waves during a brief rain break one day"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1227" align="alignright" width="224" caption="wind blown girl loving every minute"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1231" align="alignright" width="224" caption="A felting lesson"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1232" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="one last beach visit"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1233" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Wild blueberry picking (Cecily thought it more fun to slide down the hill)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1234" align="alignright" width="224" caption="it was a great way to pass the time after we ran out of fuel on the highway (long story)."][/caption]






















































































It was a beautiful week of relaxing, playing with the girls, and filling up on good conversation. I told Dan that I had finally gotten my word quota in so I might not need to talk much for a while. It was a week filled with encouragement, rest and so many great moments both with my friend and with my girls.

And then the picture that captured the very best moment of all...

[caption id="attachment_1236" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="one very very very happy little girl upon seeing her daddy after our week away, she stayed like this for a long time."][/caption]

Those chubby little hands could not have held her daddy much tighter.