Mel, Sam and Jimmy met me at the beach.. The Florence family was spending a week at Rockaway Beach. They live in Boise so we don't get to see them too often. The Florence family has been around ours since Sara and Abbie were about 5 years old.
Now all grown up leading different lives we still stay in touch with this special family.
These are some of my favorite pictures of the couple of days we spent at the beach.
I don't know why,, but I love this picture of Jim walking in the sand.
The more I see it ,, the more I like it!!
This is Dominic and Abbie.. One of the rare moments Abbie isn't making a face at me or some other gesture. Below is Paige. Dom and Abbie made her. :) I think they did a nice job.. she is just like Abbie, spunky and beautiful!!
Here is Fred and Jana.. Some of the best people I have ever known.
Sam and Jimmy got buried in the sand by the guys..
Mark (Ellies's husband) and all the girls.
Another of my favorites! My grandson Jimmy is getting so big and so handsome!!
Ellie and Mark are mom and dad to the twins. I cannot tell them apart so I just call them the same name. "MaddyLiv" Meet Madeline, and Olivia. They were so beautiful and so fun to play with!!
Fred cuddling with MaddyLiv
Paige after marshmallows.
This is Phylis and Nate. When she was little she was always Princess Philly.. To this day she still is.. She has grown up a true beauty.
I think this is another of my favorites.. I think I might just have to blow this up and frame it for the wall.. This was just pure happiness at flying a kite.. who cares if your britches are falling!
Mel and Jimmy checking out the tide pool..
My 2 handsome grandsons!!
It was so beautiful out there and the weather was great!
We had lots and lots of food and Mark (Ellie's husband) did alot of cooking. He is a stinking good cook too!!
Here are Mel and Jim up above and Paige below.. I love both of these pictures!!
Here is the only picture I am in... Rene' (me) Jana, Phyllis, Abbie, and Ellie.