No One Died

God is so good. My beach trip with nine children went smoother than I could have ever imagined. (See previous post) How do people go through life without God and prayer?

The weather was SPECTACULAR...71, the sun was bright, the water creatures were crawling, the parking was easy, the pizza was delicious, no one argued, the pool was heated, my girlfriend had chocolate waiting for me, no one got sunburned, no one cried, except on the way home when my 4 year old niece wet her pants a little and we had to detour to a bathroom. Even that was okay because I took her to a Starbucks and grabbed a coffee for myself and my mother. The traffic was miserable, but I was amazingly calm, AND we got home at 5:00 where parents were waiting.

The whole day only cost me $34.00, but it cost my mother some money too. My friend Sarah and her big girl climbed around the tide pools with us and the adult conversation was wonderful. We then adventured to my girlfriends pool while Sarah stayed at the tide pools and beach where a shirtless, college age, guy stood on a cliff lifting weights, rock weights. People are interesting.

All the kids were already showered with soap and clean from the pool showers, AND, my dear husband greeted my at the door with a pink box. I love pink boxes. Really it was brown, but when I say pink, you can already guess that it came from a bakery, the Great Dane Baking Company. He is so smart.

We rented "I am Legend" (good) and ate dessert (I had the tiramisu) while the kids slept. Not bad, not bad at all, however, I will not be signing up for that expedition again anytime soon.

Comments

Sarah Markley said…
So funny! I had such a great time! I'm glad your dessert was good. Sounds wonderful!
Denise said…
Dessert,a perfect ending to quiet a day.
Annie said…
I just wet my pants a little laughing at your blog.

Will you take me to Starbucks?
Jodie Howerton said…
The pairing of the words "beach" and "no one died" is so reassuring! Seriously jealous of your dessert...I just walked by the pantry and grabbed two fistfuls of chocolate chips....
Amy said…
Well, I don't need Starbucks or anything (ok, that's a lie... I need Starbucks), but if you could please talk to God about keeping the weather nice for another week or more, that'd be great. We're headed down that way for spring break at Disneyland on Friday! Yipee! So if we have nice weather, I'll say, "Thank you, God. Thank you, Linda."