Part of our weekend celebration for Independence Day included a day at Smith Mountain Lake. We tried a different community park this time: it wasn’t crowded and was very relaxing. As the kiddos played in the lake, this butterfly got Jas’ attention so I grabbed the camera and caught it in mid-flight.
He enjoyed trying to catch it literally.
I enjoyed catching him and one of God’s beautiful creations on film. (Correction they are both God’s beautiful creations, just don’t tell him I got all sappy, ok?)
Earlier that day we were getting everything together and ready to head out. The list included beach towels for each of us, sunscreen, a mat, plus my big beach blanket. And I was able to get all of that into my new personalized beach tote I received for a review post from www.simply-bags.com. I absolutely love it.
When they contacted me about doing a review on my blog, I had to stop and think about it for all of twenty seconds before I hit reply with a resounding “Absolutely!” Totes are my weakness, I will admit and this one is my new fave. It is not only roomy but it also zips across the top to keep all my goodies from falling out while carrying it across the sand. We had quite a bit in there for our trip as you can see.
Our day was as full as the beach tote. The kids had a blast. Here’s Kass and our neighbor, E, enjoying the water…
I didn’t get any good pics of the guys…but
…I captured this other beauty that landed on my knee and beside me on the blanket several times.
And of course, Mr. M, himself…(quite the catch isn’t he?)
Find yourself… keeping it real.