Thursday, June 26, 2008

Shook and Swayed



This was the scene 2 years ago from our balcony the day after we checked into our beach house. Actually, it got much worse than that, but I was too afraid to go outside to take another photo. Ominous is the best word to describe it.


That night as my entire family slept, I was up watching the TV for the warning to take cover. The entire house shook. I mean - it shook, swayed and moved in ways I never thought a house could move. It scared the daylights out of me.


Did I mention the rest of the family slept right through it?


The TV was announcing tornado warnings in the counties all around us. It never did actually hit where we are more than a severe thunderstorm. The next day, we were laying on the beach in the bright sunshine and much cooler weather. It was divine really.


That same week at the beach I had actually developed a case of shingles and my kids both spiked fevers while we were there. It was a week of much laying around the house actually and not as much time on the beach as we had hoped.


Sometimes, though it is nice to just lie around without a thing to do. Hubby read 3 Janet Evanovich books that the owners kept in the house - that is how little we had to worry about. He secretly loved these books, by the way. But don't tell him I told you so. shhh.


We are headed back to the very same place next week and I am hopeful we will not have similar weather.


It was late August last time which is smack dab in the middle of hurricane season. We are safe from that this year at least. No sign of sickness. We're just prayin' it's all good this year.
Really they are not praying but doing their best Ohm moments to become one with the ocean so they can boogie board like no other. This was last year.

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12 comments:

We are THAT Family said...

Oh, that is scary! We had a vacation like that once. I love that you just keep going back.

And your kids look like they are praying to the sea gods for better weather!

The Mom said...

Totally scary, that praying picture is precious!

P.S. He loves you... said...

Here's praying your blessed on this next trip!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

They are so cute there in their little praying poses. :)

Kelly's Rants and Raves said...

Wow, scary!! Have a great what is left of the day!!!

Valarie said...

Storms are so much scarier on the beach.

The picture of the "praying" is so cute. :)

Gotta GROW with it said...

it's amazing what our husbands can sleep through huh? all that training from having babies scream at night! what cutie patooties in that last photo.

Muthering Heights said...

Yikes, that would be SO scary! It's too bad you got sick on vacation, you poor thing, way to get away and relax...

fortyb4forty said...

Oh, my I can't imagine. We're heading to the beach this weekend and I hope that its an uneventful week.
I love the last picture of the kids.

LifeatTheCircus said...

Hope you have a better time this time!!

Amy said...

Love the praying picture!

Tammy said...

The ominous photos are my fear for my upcoming beach vacation. I am praying now for sunny skies.

Love the photo of the kids!

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