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Monday, April 21, 2008

Shelling at Holden Beach

Holden Beach, NC is a gorgeous family beach. We have had the opportunity to go with my sisters, and their families for many years (it takes a big house now that our kids are getting married and having kids of their own). It's a great place to find shells and it's one of our favorite things to do. This year, on our Easter trip, we found all of these shells and I found this neat container (at Michael's), to display them. The shells also have a purpose. We collect them for my son and niece (both pastors), to use for the baptisms in their churches. They are the perfect size to hold just enough water (remember we are Methodist and we use just a little water), and then the person being baptized keeps the shell as a reminder of their Baptism day. I'm already excited about our June trip, anticipating beautiful shelling days with my family. The beach, family, and shelling... BLESSINGS indeed!


Blogger Dawn said...

That sounds like a wonderful place to vacation! I'd love to check it out someday.

The shell idea is wonderful. And I love the container you found - I've seen those at Hobby Lobby, too. What a neat idea for the baptisms. We do immersion! I cry at every single baptismal service.

Thanks for stopping by my zoo story!

8:41 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Hi Dawn~ It is a beautiful vacation spot. Very family oriented...with gorgeous sunrises.

I was raised Baptist, so I was immersied, too. I cry also... what an exciting time for new believers.

Thanks for stopping by. Get some rest- you need it after the zoo trip. Where do you get your energy?

9:18 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I was just telling someone the other day about the summers we used to spend on an Island off Conn. when we were kids. Two of my Mom's sisters lived there. It was (and still is I'm sure) like Paradise to us. We swam, looked for shells, clammed, fished - it was the perfect spot for family fun - just as you describe. Have a wonderful time.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Linda~ You are so right! It is the perfect place for making memories... all of us eating around one big table, playing games, sharing stories, and laughing until our sides hurt!

Thanks for stopping by with your best wishes.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Flip Flop Floozie said...

What a lot of shells!! We just do not find ANYTHING like that here in Georgia. In fact, to find a WHOLE shell all together is a prize. I would go wild there!! What a find.
Thanks for stopping by..i am still not the best but hopefully in a few days. I have to be patient i guess.


7:23 AM  
Blogger Debra Lane Designs said...

I have been to Holden Beach. I just posted pictures of Kure Beach NC (I live in NC too!)on my blog if you would like to check them out.
BTW, you have a nice blog!!


8:43 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Sandy~ It's great that you can still smile even when your not feeling your best. Patience is the hardest thing for me too. I hope you get better soon.

Debra~ Welcome and I hope you will stop back by. I stopped by your blog and you are one talented lady. You are my first North Carolina blogger!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Cris said...

Using the shells for the baptisms is t very neat idea. And They look pretty cool in that vase.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Cris~ I'm glad you stopped by with kind words. You always put a smile on my face.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Hi Nancy!
Your family getaway at the beach sounds just wonderful to me. I love the ocean so much and being there with loved ones makes it all the more special :)
The shell memento for baptism is such a great idea. They truly do make a wonderful keepsake of that special day!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Sue~ From your posts, I remember how much you love the ocean and you really have some great pictures to share your story.

Being at the beach with family, is relaxing, fun, and a place where memories are made.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

The shells are so beautiful. Nancy!
We have friends whom display shells in a similar way that they found out of state somewhere, and we were amazed when we noticed theirs last week!

Thank you for the anniversary wishes!

12:49 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tammy. I am anxious to see if there are as many shells in June, when we go back to Holden Beach. Time will tell.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Energy - I don't have much! I just do what I have to do. Stop by and check out today's post - at the end I do my six-word memoir - it says it all!

10:07 PM  

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