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Water Babies, Blonde Hair, + Grandpa is 85

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I go back to campus for school next week. Sighhhhh. It’s been so nice spending so much time with my babies. I’ve been to the beach SO much this past month. It’s been Marvelous. Capital M.

The kids love all things water! Beach, pool, kiddie pool, sprinkler,…puddle…you name it, we’re there. 😉 We spent the day at my Grandparents pool last week for my Grandpa’s 85th birthday.

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He doesn’t look a day over 75 I tell ya. ;P

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Now, My Grandpa and I are unusually close. I don’t know what I’ll do without him when his time finally comes. I’m just so thankful that he’s aged so gracefully thus far. The man doesn’t even wear prescription glasses. He’s been slowing down a bit lately, and that’s okay if he would just accept it and let himself be old. He’s one of those feisty old men that refuse to accept that he is nearing a century on this earth. His older brother is still kickin’ also, well into his 90’s. Good genes I’ve got going for me, eh? 😉

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On his old school flip phone. He likes to pretend like his Bdays are no big deal, but he actually loves all of the phone calls from everybody, don’t let him fool you. 😉

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I love to take pictures of them while they’re in the water. 🙂 A. because water is pretty, and B. because they look so happy! 😀

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Seriously, how cute are my grandparents though?!

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My Gram is such a mother hen, she can’t help herself. 😉 Also currently a Melanoma champion, hence her scribbled on leg. Radiation therapy is no joke. You Go, Grandma. #GirlBoss

Then, as I mentioned, we’ve been frequenting the beach lately. Siesta Key never used to seem worth the drive to me, at least not on a regular basis. But since both kids suddenly prefer to be so independent at the beach, the shallow water is TOTALLY worth the 40 minute drive. Not to mention, it’s gorgeous. Always.

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How adorable is my family?! A day at the beach always reminds me how lucky I am. <3 Especially when Josh and I actually get to spend some time together. The poor guy has to wear a Tommy Bahama hat the whole day….because he FRIES. Like, he wears the same sunscreen as my 2 year old and he burns through it no matter what, while she is fine.

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This girl, is just all kinds of fabulous. I can’t even deal.

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Oh and excuse my no make up red light selfie, but I chopped all my hair off and dyed it blonde… just thought you should know.

My hair is some kind of science experiment btw. Always changing. 😉

What’s new with you guys?! Beach weather where you live?!

 

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  • Shann Eva

    Finally beach weather here. Your family is beautiful! And love the hair!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      YAS! Great weather. I hit the VS Semi Annual Sale hard in honor of all the good weather. 😉 New bathing suits! yay! You in FL also?!

  • Shann Eva

    Finally beach weather here. Your family is beautiful! And love the hair!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      YAS! Great weather. I hit the VS Semi Annual Sale hard in honor of all the good weather. 😉 New bathing suits! yay! You in FL also?!

  • A Life of Love and Joy

    What a beautiful story and it sounds like you have such a wonderful relationship with your grandfather. It looks like your family had a wonderful time and your pictures are beautiful! I’m guessing those aren’t taken with an iPhone! 🙂

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you! I love my Grandfather to pieces. And some of my snapshots are done with my iPhone 6+, but the photos that you’re probably referring to are the ones taken with my Canon Xsi. 🙂

  • A Life of Love and Joy

    What a beautiful story and it sounds like you have such a wonderful relationship with your grandfather. It looks like your family had a wonderful time and your pictures are beautiful! I’m guessing those aren’t taken with an iPhone! 🙂

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you! I love my Grandfather to pieces. And some of my snapshots are done with my iPhone 6+, but the photos that you’re probably referring to are the ones taken with my Canon Xsi. 🙂

  • Shannon Peterson

    I am so jealous of your beach pictures! I’m hoping to get to the sand and sun soon!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Ive lived in FL so long now… idk what Ill do when we move away. Im so spoiled by constant beach access!

  • Shannon Peterson

    I am so jealous of your beach pictures! I’m hoping to get to the sand and sun soon!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Ive lived in FL so long now… idk what Ill do when we move away. Im so spoiled by constant beach access!

  • Your grandparents look so sweet, and your kids are adorable! I love this post! I have the same issue as your husband, it sucks being so burnable, lol.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you. I think they’re quite adorable too…But ya know… I’m biased and what not, 😉 I don’t get sunburned, hardly at all! Him and I are total opposites in that way. But the few times I have burned… it does totally suck!

  • Your grandparents look so sweet, and your kids are adorable! I love this post! I have the same issue as your husband, it sucks being so burnable, lol.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you. I think they’re quite adorable too…But ya know… I’m biased and what not, 😉 I don’t get sunburned, hardly at all! Him and I are total opposites in that way. But the few times I have burned… it does totally suck!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Awwwww what a cute post!!!! My daughter loves water too!!! Wish I was at the beach with her!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      You should go?! Do you live near a beach?!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Awwwww what a cute post!!!! My daughter loves water too!!! Wish I was at the beach with her!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      You should go?! Do you live near a beach?!

  • That’s a good point – I need to take Jaxon swimming before the schools break up – maybe i’ll do that next week. I have no space to fit it in tomorrow. Looks like you all had a great time – Happy Birthday Grandpa

  • That’s a good point – I need to take Jaxon swimming before the schools break up – maybe i’ll do that next week. I have no space to fit it in tomorrow. Looks like you all had a great time – Happy Birthday Grandpa

  • Your grandpa looks great for his age! I hope he lives well into his 90s and it’s wonderful your kids get to spend time with them! 🙂

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you! Im hoping so too! Idk what Ill do without him! <3

  • Your grandpa looks great for his age! I hope he lives well into his 90s and it’s wonderful your kids get to spend time with them! 🙂

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you! Im hoping so too! Idk what Ill do without him! <3

  • They really are cute, and I’m glad your kids are able to enjoy them in their lives like you have!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Yes! It is such a blessing that my kids have a relationship with them as well. I am very lucky. <3

  • They really are cute, and I’m glad your kids are able to enjoy them in their lives like you have!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Yes! It is such a blessing that my kids have a relationship with them as well. I am very lucky. <3

  • Oh my goodness these pictures are beautiful. And I love that your grandpa uses a flip phone! My dad does, too, and he’s glued to that thing. He even texts with it!
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you! My grandpa can’t wrap
      His head around texting though! He’s old school, loves him a phone call. 🙂

  • Oh my goodness these pictures are beautiful. And I love that your grandpa uses a flip phone! My dad does, too, and he’s glued to that thing. He even texts with it!
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you! My grandpa can’t wrap
      His head around texting though! He’s old school, loves him a phone call. 🙂

  • oh wow your granddad doesn’t really 85 at all, such good family genes you got going girl and such a lovely family too.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      thank you! I hope I can stay active as long as he has. I am really lucky. 🙂

  • oh wow your granddad doesn’t really 85 at all, such good family genes you got going girl and such a lovely family too.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      thank you! I hope I can stay active as long as he has. I am really lucky. 🙂

  • Audrey Kidwell

    Your children look like natural water babies!

  • Audrey Kidwell

    Your children look like natural water babies!

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