Picture-laden?

Picture heavy is such a weak post title. It's been a long day, but a good one. My husband's company had a beach party today. It was lots of work, but lots of fun. This is what my trunk looked like this morning.

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We had catered lunch by Bono's, water-gun fights, sand-castle contests, and cream pie eating contests...

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I got some quality time in the ocean. I enjoy going to the beach, but mostly I sit in a chair and knit and watch the boys and the man play in the surf. But the man was busy today helping with the party, so I went into the water. I stepped on five different slimy things that I can only assume were dead fish. (Blech!) But the boys and I had mad fun, and the ocean kicked my butt.

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This is why I love living here. I can look out at the ocean and feel small and it's wonderful. To know that there is so much more to life than strip malls and big box stores. We saw a school of dolphins today. It scared the bejeebers out of me, because my instant reaction to seeing a fin in the water is SHARK! Fortunately I was wrong. No sharks today.

And speaking of things that are scary...

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The man taught the boys to play poker tonight. Yeah. Welcome to my world.