Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas at Folly Beach in South Carolina

We truly had the time of our lives as we stayed at an amazing beach house that was built just last year. My (Camille's) entire family came and we rented a beach house at Folly Beach for a week. It was amazing to look out the back windows and see the sunrise, sunset, and listen to the waves crash as we went to sleep. The kids had a wonderful time with their cousins, and enjoyed playing pool up on the top deck and using the inside elevator! The beach house had 5 full bedrooms with their own bathrooms, and each one had a view of the beach from the bedrooms. It was exquisite in design as well as in decor. I think I know what it must be like to be "rich" for a week. It was just amazing. My parents only live about 40 minutes from the house, so we were able to make trips as needed. There was cooking, laughing, chilling, playing with babies, eating, running on the beach (one of my favorite parts), and did I say eating? My wonderful sister in law made the most amazing "Gorilla Bread" for breakfast on Christmas Eve. I KNOW I gained 5 pounds just from that. We had a range of grandchildren from the ages of 14, 10, 7, 3, 10 months, and the newest addition of 5 weeks. It was a beautiful place to stay and it was amazing to be there with all the people I love the most. I feel richly blessed that we had this wonderful opportunity and a once in a lifetime experience. I know my kids will talk of this trip for many years and I will cherish the memories as well.