Let the Good Times Roll

Beach Time….
We set off July 1st for our 3rd annual beach trip together… With the 4runner packed tight & every electronic device you can imagine, we set off for Myrtle Beach, SC… The kids were ecstatic. .. which certainly made Thomas & I immensely happy. We worked hard & prayed for Jesus to make a way for us to give our kids this trip * the kids also prayed and asked Jesus for it*

The day we arrived it was raining on and off but we didn’t mind it… smelling the salty air & seeing the vastness of the ocean quickly dissolved any stress we had.. Happiness and Joy exuded itself in all of us…. ahhhhh and that was day one..

day 2 met the morning with rain, then we were able to lay on the beach and enjoy the resorts onsite water park…. And our evening dinner was a familiar place per request of the kids, River City Cafe… Sweet Potatoe fries & ranch dressing, Monterey Chicken Jalapeño sandwich, Texas Bbq Onion Burger, etc… Yummy in our Tummies! and that was day two. ..

Wild Water & Wheels!!!!! these kids were so excited! WATER PARK EXTREME! Lazy rivers, water slides, and wave pools…. pizza, hot dogz, pretzels, ice cream, snow cones. … it’s Summertime people with all the junk food to go along….. These kids made friends and had so much fun… we finished the water park fun with Amber & I going down a waterside together ( so much fun! ), Thomas & I went flying down the other water slide, then amber and Thomas making the trip down one too…. we rushed back to resort and got all spiffed up with another surprise for our kids. … After about 2o minute drive they saw Roller Coasters and rides, carnival games, & you guessed more junk food fun! lol!! Ocean Drive Pavilion…. They rode the scrambler and more together, Thomas & Brandon rode the tilt-a-whirl and Thomas & Amber rode the roller coaster, Brandon did bumper cars too! … Brandon played a dart game and Won a stuffed dog which he named Sparky!!! …… Thomas played a game for me and won me a stuffed red bear, sweetness …. amber played a ball game but lost… so daddy played a game with her and won a stuffed elephant for her which she named Dottie…the kids played in the arcade here and both win tickets but not enough to get anything so we suggested to combine the tickets and get candy to split but Brandon decided to give all his to amber, I told him Jesus would bless him for that… amber got some fake tattoos with the tickets. … fun fun fun…. that was day three. …

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY…… time to hit the beach and the resort water park today…. definitely the most people I’ve ever seen on the beach in a day ever! wow. … oh well….. listening to some good music while watching the waves roll… aaaaahhhhhh……. back to get ready and go to Friendly’s (as we’ve done every year)…..build your own burgers,fries,& drinks… then we are off to Surfside Beach to watch the Fireworks! Our first time watching the Fireworks over the ocean & it was Picture Perfect…. this beach was such a beautiful beach and picturesque that I just had to photograph our children there….. a great celebration of our nations freedom and our freedoms that Jesus has provided us…a great way to end the day……that was day four…….

After all the excitement from the past few days, we slept in…. then a quick search for a bagel bakery led us to Kaminsky’s New York Deli… http://kaminskysnydeli.com They’re originally from Long Island NY they sold their deli there & moved to Myrtle Beach in 1999 and opened this deli… can you say bagels, knish’s, & Italian rainbow cookies! HEAVEN!!!!! YOU’VE GOT TO GO VISIT THIS PLACE & MEET THEM AND EAT UP THIS GOODNESS OF HEAVEN! AWESOME PEOPLE/AWESOME FOOD! we hit the beach and resort water park again for a bit then got ready for the evening. … off to Damon’s Ocean Front … ribs, pork bbq, spinach artichoke dip, salads, baked potatoes, and a priceless view from the back deck facing the ocean at dusk! aaaaahhhhhh. …..before we left Damon’s amber got an air sprayed tattoo of a dolphin on her arm…. next a stroll down The Spring Maid Pier while watching the tide roll in and out with a local guy playing keyboard & singing “sitting on the dock of the bay”, “my girl” & more… very romantic. ….. then to finish our last evening up, we went to The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. …. the kids went into The Family Fun Zone to play games. ..this place is huge… Brandon won the jackpot and ton of tickets! God is so good! He was able to get an old collectable Canadian coin, a myrtle Beach coffee mug( for his hot chocolate), & 25 cowtails candy… plus he again blessed his sister and got her a small purple bear…. he’s so sweet… that was day five……

Well, this means it’s time to go. One last stroll together on the beach, retrieving some sand and one shell as a momento & time to go …. day 6 was spent driving home along tons of other people. …. so another family vacation success. … each time we go away together or do some activity as a family, our family ties grow stronger and deeper. .. knowing that Jesus designed this family Himself and that He has given us His Favor and Love becomes more and more evident. … my heart is smiling…. we are a blessed family! a day may end with a new one tomorrow but this is definitely just the beginning years of a Home/Family that Jesus built…….this THE FRANGIPANI FAMILY

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