I guess being a mom there is nothing like having everyone together and seeing so many smiles. I want to thank my family for making all the efforts to spend the week here at the beach. Also, to my son Derek's friend, Linzy and to Tara's friend, Tanya and to Carly and Colette's friend, Brianna who spent the week with us. To my parents who took their whole week to come here and to my mom for all the wonderful cooking that was done. My brother from Dallas who brought his two younger children here for the entire week and his sweet wife Paula who flew in on Wednesday evening to spend the rest of the time with us. My sister who joined us Friday afternoon and her son (my godson)and his friend, Molly who surpirsed us very late Friday night.
My prayer is that lots and lots of memories were made. Hopefully good ones that we can look back on and laugh. The arrangement of the home was perfect. On the ground floor was a wonderful outside kitchen, big screen TV that we could all watch from the pool. There was much fishing and crabbing off the dock by most everyone. There was many games played, lots of segway rides, swimming, reading, waterparks and Moody Gardens.
Even though there were many of us here especially over the weekend, a total of 20 in all! Today most began to leave and it became so quiet. Yes, quiet is something I long for but this past week has been wonderful.
Annabel began the week here but wouldn't sleep well and seemed very uncomfortable. It didn't hit me that maybe the antibiotic wasn't working. So on Thursday, Mel returned to work for the day and brought Annabel home to Ms. Edie. She spent 2 nights at home and also on Thursday the doctor called and said she had E-coli and that her antibiotic wasn't doing the trick. So with that Edie went to the pharmancy and began her new medicine and then on Saturday she joined us back here at the beach. How I long for time to just read, sleep, swim or whatever, whenever I want but very quickly that gets old. Everyone here were waiting for Annabel to rejoin us with open arms. Shauna her sweet cousin was so excited that she was able to spend time with her before she left. I love to see Annabel interact with her younger cousins. Also, except for the loose diapers from the antibiotic she seems to be more comfortable. Praying that all of your summer is going well. It will be the school year again and I can't believe summer will be over.
Annabel and Tara...
Meemaw, Grumpaw and the Grandkids...
Shauna, Carl (my brother), Paula and James Griffith