Summer 2020 is in the books – and it was a summer we will never forget. It flew by and we loved all the special time with each other, family, local friends, and visitor friends! With so much going wrong in the world, we are so thankful for this special place of peace and beauty we’ve gotten to hide out in. I have so much to update on that I will have to break it into a few posts!
In May, things were still quiet on the island and the biggest news was the record-breaking container ship that came to the State Port from Colombia. We watched it arrive on the Atlantic and head up the Cape Fear River to the State Port.
Since Southport’s 4th of July festival (dated back to at least 1795) was cancelled, I guess all the people that came to watch this ship are the only crowds the little town will see this year. It was really sad and funny how many people came out to watch! The island still had a major toilet paper shortage all throughout May so seeing all those containers just made me wonder, “Could this be our TP!?” 🙂
Finding adventure and entertainment in the little things has been a gift this year! The birds and squirrels still keep our attention daily:
In May we we loved the weather warming up and we were so excited for all the summer fun ahead!
MomMom and Pa somehow escaped New Jersey and we really enjoyed our time with them and seeing them not locked up 🙂
E harvested her first strawberry:
In June we finished 2nd, 4th, and 8th grades! Homeschooling is truly such a gift and this year more than ever we are SO thankful for it! The Lord really prepared our family well for 2020.
The sun sets on the back of the island in the summer. June didn’t disappoint!
I love that the kids still enjoy playing with the trucks on the beach 🙂
Mommy’s 37th birthday was a happy one! We went out to eat and were happy to support one of our local businesses. The island really stayed quiet in June.
I’m still amazed every day that we live here. There’s so much beauty around to explore!
For B’s birthday / Father’s Day, Uncle Fly & family came to visit and we had a great time!
We were SO happy to be around in a *group* of friends again. We hadn’t been around a group like this since before our road trip – so it was long overdue. I was so happy and giddy!
We have stayed so active and we LOVE it!!!