Memorial Day meets Birthday Celebration at the Hungington Beach State Park

Can you name 7 different types of berries? beach berries

That was the billboard we read in Johnsonville, SC as we were on our way to  Pawleys Island Monday!

The billboard asked  and I answered: Blue, black, rasp, straw, boysen, goosberry, and mullberry- POW!

What I didn’t tell you is that it took myself AND my two teen daughters to get them all! But we did it, some 45 minutes later. It got us thinking about other fruits and veggies. God is SO AMAZING to have created such a variety of yummy handful treats. We wanted to learn about more, so we continued our search. wanna see what we found?  (Click here!) then click here also-it’s a Food Challenge!

This Memorial Day could easy be one of the best family vacations yet!beach look what Eaim has

When my oldest two were very young I NEVER traveled far with them. Because I nursed, my husband worked full time AND they were both in diapers it just wasn’t worth it. I just invited family and friend over to my house. Since my children always came in sets, I always had at least two on my hips and at any given time.

This year my two older daughters and husband chipped in to make it a great mini vacation. We went to Huntington Beach State Park to celebrate my veteran husband and new 13 & 14 year old girls. We had a great time!

My husband and 1/3 of our children testing out the water before we jump in.

My husband and 1/3 of our children testing out the water before we jump in.

The 6 and 4 year old kept themselves occupied even though they were watched the entire time, and of course the 13 and 14 year old girls were self managed.

Tehun sat down in started talking with other beach visitors.

Tehun sat down in started talking with other beach visitors. They had to remind him to get his shoes.

Everyone chipped in an watched Tehun, the 2 year old. I sat with Noah at the end of the ocean and watched his reaction to each  incoming wave till he fell fast asleep in my arms.I was so grateful for the opportunity to watching my children enjoy themselves. I wondered if I miss this opportunity with my 19 and 20 year old kids.

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My message to any mom that’s overwhelmed with their lil one: This too shall pass. Your babies will be big in no time. Take a big breath and enjoy them now. Go ahead and ask for help.You’ll wish for those days later for sure.

These girls were digging a tunnel to the Pavilion on Myrtle Beach... Just kidding.

These girls were digging a tunnel to the Pavilion on Myrtle Beach… Just kidding.

As a treat, we had Salt water taffy!    BEACH5   Life is good!