S: Christmas Vacation 2009
1: Christmas Vacation 2009 Hilton Head Island South Carolina
2: Pinckney Island | On one of the very first days... we set off to an island nearby Hilton Head, called Pinckney Island, which is a wildlife refuge
3: Although disappointed that we saw no wildlife - we did have fun exploring | Do we look like we are having fun? I guess we were a little too excited about seeing some animals... but look at God's beautiful creation! | For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made - Romans 1:20
4: Christmas 2009 | When we were in Hilton Head, we stayed at a two bedroom resort. Mom and Dad shared a room - and all of us kids shared the other. While we were there we enjoyed family time together - including walks on the beach, games on the dining table, eating sea food, and playing tennis. One of the days the boys went golfing - and can you guess what us girls did? Yep - we went shopping! There was a heated outdoor pool near our place, so us kids would go and swim during the evening. We even convinced mom and dad to get in for a while and play a round of Marco Polo! God has blessed us with the best family in the world - and we are so thankful for this time together.
5: is so precious
6: Many of the days on our trip we went to play family tennis at the tennis court near our place..........
8: What's on the menu? ICECREAM!
9: While just heading back home, we experienced car troubles. We went to many company's before finding one that would fix our car. During this time we stayed at a hotel. In the hotel was a heated salt pool! Wow, was it ever fun. You could open your eyes under water - and I promise you it didn't hurt - until later! Jon and I spent a lot of time with our eyes in pain the next day. While our car was still not ready - we explored a town near the place. This is one of the scenes we came across - isn't it beautiful?
10: Not too far from our place there was a beach and we spent some time having walks by the ocean. Isn't God's creation amazing?
13: One of the days we enjoyed a meal out at the restaurant where all the "locals" go! | THE SEA SHACK
14: Christmas Day Look at that tasty meal! What a fun Christmas!
16: On the way to and from from Hilton Head we stopped in Kentucky and said hi to some friends and relatives of ours.... | The Way There! | The way there we stopped at uncle Ken and aunt Katherine's house and stayed the night...
17: The Way Back! | On the way back we stopped at Wes and Carolyn's home and had fun with their four kids: Landon, Levi, Brogan, and Ellie
19: That's the end! Photos by Sarah and Tim & Book by Sarah