Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lovin' the roaches!

We went to Myrtle Beach with the Deterding clan a few weeks back. Amy's parents rented a house a few blocks from the beach so that we (8 + 3 kids) could be together for a week. At some point during our seven and a half hour drive to SC we got a call from her mother saying that there was a problem. Within a few minutes of being in the house, she discovered that the house was infested with ROACHES!!! A quick call to the property management office yielded offer 1 of 2. "We can send over an exterminator." Perfect! Wet down the place with poison before the grand kids arrive! Nope...not going to happen. Offer number 2? How about an upgrade to this place right ON THE BEACH? Deal!

We had the left half. God was good to provide such a beautiful, beachfront unit.

In addition to an amazing place to stay, we enjoyed our week with our amazing family!

From right: Steve (Amy's brother), Grace, Heather, Baby Leah, Jim (Amy's youngest brother), Laura, mother and father.

We took it easy all week. It was so nice being right on the beach. We could wander out with (or without!) the kids and turn right back around if needed. We sat, swum, dug pits and built sand castles all week (or to be more exact, Scott and Steve and Jim built the sandcastles). We ate a LOT of food, took a lot of walks and rides to "try" to burn off all the additional calories, played games and just hung out. More pics from the week here, at the family photographer's blog!

This was the masterpiece of the week. A replica of the Capitol Building built by Jim and Steve.

I was surprised at how commercialized Myrtle Beach is. We didn't get out in it too much other than for a Mongolian dinner buffet (our first...very fun) and to see a show similar to Cirque Du Soleil.

Amy has been itching to get to a show like this for a while. It was pretty amazing.

The weather was very cooperative...as was the company! We had a very relaxing time. Thanks Deterdings!


patti said...

I just love the 'unexpected' pictures you put on your blog...the last one is really cool!
Thanks so much for all YOU DID to make the week so much FUN...and thanks also for giving testimony to such a gracious God!!

Anonymous said...

yea, chris and i both lived in myrtle beach, my mom lives in north myrtle, which is great for visiting esp. with ian getting older, but man o man it is very commercial! ha! looks like you guys got a nice place and some beach to yourselves!!!

erin johnston