Where The Orange Blossoms Grow....

Hello! Welcome to the Stricklen's blog. We hope to keep our family and friends up to date with what is going on with our family. You will find a variety of experiences posted here -- you may find pictures of the never ending project of building our house, Callie helping William with his first steps, Mary studying a rare insect species, or perhaps you may be terribly bored with Molly's numerous fruit trees, berries, vegetables and rare plant pictures! Who knows what we may find Chris and CJ doing -- probably something having to do with a tractor or machine of sorts. Abby and Margaret will keep us entertained with costumes from other lands or a fairy story. Whatever we post, we trust it will lift your spirits and bring honor and glory to our Lord!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our Trip to the Beach

Hey, y'all! Sorry it's been such a miserably long time since we posted! A few weeks ago our family rented a beach house on the ocean, and stayed for the weekend! We had a wonderful time enjoying God's absolutely amazing creation! Along with many other creatures, seashells, (Hey, can you say "seashells" ten times fast???....) birds, and even a few dolphins, we saw quite an unwanted abundance of jellyfish!:) Aunt Beth, Kitty, Markie, Rosie, and Emma joined us for one of the days and stayed one of the nights. We were SO glad they stayed! We had a great time! Well, here are all of the pics! Hope y'all enjoy them! The camera was....well...let's say for some unknown reason it was "acting up"-- So some of the pictures are blurry. Sorry:(
See y'all!:)

Mama and Little Hambone!

Abby and Daddy:)

It looks like Grandma Sue is enjoying herself!

Aww, what cute, chubby wittle feeties:)

A little Beach Bum!

Two little beach buddies!Y'all havin' fun yet????

Markie and Abby:)

Grandma sue soaking up that good 'ol Fla. sun:)

Rosie Posy and EmmaJanie:)

Havin' LOTS of fun!!!

Aaawww!!!! What a purdy picture:)
A gorgeous Sunset!
Arrrggghhh!!!!! I for got to take the DATE/TIME setting off of the camera!!!! The date on there is completely off, anyways! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!

Sweet little buddies!

Beach Art:)
Yay! Callie caught a wittle fishy!:):)
(Being very foolish!)

Deeda's 10th catch for the weekend:)

Ooohhh! It's a shrimp--just like me!

Ahhh!!! Daddy, I caught a fish!!!!!! It's a big one, Daddy!

A successful catch:)

Reel it in! Reel it in!
OK--Those fish were desperate--Two for one!
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 26:6

Studying the captured Jellyfish
Frisbee Football--Yay, Twiz! Go out for a pass!!!!
Yet another gorgeous Florida Sunset:)Happy Trails, y'all! -- Until we meet again:)

Posted by Mary and Mama


Bonnie said...

What a nice trip! We were up in the rainy weather of Tropical Storm Kyle in NC, and y'all were enjoying the beautiful environment of our beautiful state! Thanks for taking us on your sweet weekend! And hey, the pictures were great, Mary.

I love ones of the "Daddy" and his spending precious time sowing into the sweeties and making great memories. God bless you, Stricklens (and Dischers!)


Kelly said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time! Thanks for sharing.


Mrs. Stokesies said...

Wow! Those pictures would make fabulous Florida postcards! I love the baby toes and Wills with the palm trees in the background. What wonderful family fun! I always enjoy your posts.
Love yall, Mrs. Stokes

The Dischers said...

Oh! That invite sure came at the perfect time. What a sweet memory. Just the best of Florida in the fall all wrapped up together...swimming and fishing at the beach...iced tea...cool sea breezes...tropical vegetation...BBQ in the open air...good food... and of course sweet fellowship. (not saying that none of the above could happen in a different state, but surely not all of them in October!)

Thanks, Stricklens! We're glad we came and stayed!

Beth, Kitty, Markie, Rose, and Emma

Amy B. said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. What a beautiful family! Miss you all lots!

The Boghos Fam

The Miller Family said...

Oh, what fun! The beach is always such a wonderful place to be, sunshine, cool breezes, playing in the sand...

By the way, does time stand still in Florida, because y'all have had the same "Homemaker tip of the Week" up for about six weeks in Arkansas time! HAHA


The Pollock Family said...

All I can say is PRECIOUS!! How is it possible for Wills to get any cuter!!! Great Pix of your whole family. Looks like such a wonderful time. We sure miss those beach vacations since our "special beach place" sold. Glad you had a wonderful time. Pray all is well with y'all.

Love you,
The P's