Moments as Deep as the Ocean Sand

It’s 9:13 pm and I’m exhausted. I feel like it’s 4 o’clock in the morning. Why? because I Island Vista Resort, Myrtle Beachspent the day basking in the warm, bright sun, building sand castles, and running along the beach chasing birds. We’re spending the weekend at Island Vista Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC and it’s a remarkable place to enjoy with your family. 

We woke up before the sun this morning. Our 8th floor view was the perfect perch to watch it rise.

Island Vista Resort, Myrtle BeachIt’s difficult to find fault with this view. California had spectacular sunsets, but it has nothing on these sunrises.

Island Vista Resort, Myrtle BeachAthena loved the balcony and we watched the sun come up as a family.

Island Vista Resort, Myrtle BeachAlthough she had a blast playing on the balcony, she was ready to hit the beach. She wanted her regular clothes off and her bathing suit on.

I wanted to make sure she was protected from this sun so she was equipped with a sun hat and a rash guard/swimming shirt. I thought she’d complain about the hat, but I think she liked that it kept the sun out of her eyes and she didn’t need glasses.

My hat, on the other hand, annoyed her.

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Is that my Mommy under there? I think it is.

We built sand castles, ate sand and rocks and seashells…, and, Athena’s favorite part of the day, we chased seagulls.

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Island Vista Resort, Myrtle BeachTomorrow is another big day of sun, sand, ocean, and we’re going to add in the pool. Some moments are forgotten in a glimpse; some moments last a short time; and some moments are ingrained in your brain as deep as the ocean sand. Our weekend at Island Vista will remain the latter.

93 thoughts on “Moments as Deep as the Ocean Sand

  1. Myrtle Beach is always a nice choice for the entire family. We used to stop quite often to enjoy the sun and sand when I was a child. Great memories. Enjoy it to the hilt and try Destin, Florida some time, too.


  2. I really like that your agenda has more to do with creating family memories than merely checking another item off your bucket list. ; ) You all look like you’re having a blast!


  3. Athena is so cute! I thought of her yesterday when I was looking online for things to make from old materials and stumbled across a site called “Make It and Love It.” Click on “tutorials” and then “baby.” The 2nd row on the right for Christmas styles and the 8th row in the middle for everyday styles. These are so sweet and would only take minutes to make. Athena would look so cute in the pink everyday ones.


  4. Time spent with your adorable children & devoted husband are irreplaceable. These precious memories will be forever cherished by all of you!!! 🙂
    “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.” (Psalms 127:3 NLT)


  5. Athena is so adorable! I live near the ocean and this is one of the best ways to spend a childhood, if I do say so myself. 🙂


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