We had a lovely long day yesterday, taking a trip to Assateague Island.
The winds were about 25 miles an hour with stronger gusts. It was an inexpensive way to have microderm abrasion done! Talk about exfolliating.
On the bay side of the island it was much calmer and that is where we found the ponies.
A bonus to our day is that there were tons of shells along the shore. We have been studying marine life this year and are in the middle of a chapter on Mollusks. Love God's timing on this!
Kyle could hardly contain himself and his pockets could not contain all his treasure. "Mom! Look at this bivalve! Oh, here's a Mussel! Mom, look at this!" You get the idea! We even found some shells with barnacles on them. Very cool. That was an unexpected blessing of this trip. Don't know why it hadn't occurred to me that we could collect shells on an island....my brain must be tired.
Rachel found an awesome Jellyfish on the shore, too.
Because it is April and it was so windy, we pretty much exhausted everything to do on Assateague by 2:30pm and so we decided to see how far it would be to Cheryl's home. Ah, not too far! I called, and they were home and graciously said "Come," even though I warned her we were wind blown and sandy.
That was an unexpected blessing, too. A few sweet hours with friends of the heart. She wrote about it here.
Today we are back in our normal mode of school and the home. Although I will confess it has taken a while to get moving.
I love my life...even though it means I am often tired. I know how blessed I am.
And I am thankful.
How about you? Want to share any happiness you've had lately?