Monday, October 17, 2011

Dancing. Daughter. Dad.

Saturday night, Steve, Sarah and I took advantage of the most gorgeous weather ever known to mankind and took a little trip to the beach, or more specifically to Jeanette’s Pier, a local landmark that’s been a part of the Outer Banks for many decades.
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After walking along the pier itself for a while, I told my accompanying Smith crewmates that I wanted to get down closer to the water for some closer-to-the-water pictures. And since I needed some closer-to-the-water photography models, I volunteered Steve and Sarah.  (Yes, I know. How very nice of me.)
I asked them to (pretty please) walk out to the little sand bar near the pier and “do something.”
They were not at first overly inspired.
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Steve is saying, “WHAT do you want us to do?”
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They stood together in mutual forlorn angst, gazing piteously at their task master photographer, silently begging for deliverance from the fate that had befallen them and stranded them together on a sand bar in the middle of (almost) nowhere.
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But then?
Inspiration struck. Steve decided that they could do a little dad and daughter dancey thing.
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And so they did dance.
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After the dance had run its course, they basked happily in the aftermath of the wackiness they had created before discussing other photo worthy activities upon which they could embark so that the photo-happy woman in their life would stop nagging them to “do something.”

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And yet another picture-worthy plan was born.
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They decided that they would run.
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Or at least jog.
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Plus, they had to goof off a little mid-run.  (Can you tell Sarah has some of her brother’s impishness in her veins?)
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What a sweet thing to see a dad and daughter enjoy each other’s company so much.   Their joy together made a beautiful day all the more lovely.
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And speaking of lovely,  let me close with one last photo--a new favorite picture of my very favorite (and quite lovely) daughter.
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13 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Sheri Hawley said...

So glad I get to be the first to say, "I smiled like a goof all the way through today's post!" The pics were lovely and I could just hear Steve. Hope your week is blessed full to overflowing, dear friend! :-)

Ericka said...

Those pictures are absolute PERFECTION. Some of my favorites you've ever posted. The colors of the sky and water are stunning by themselves and the way you captured your family with their joyful souls running free against that gorgeous background is poignant and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The last photo of your daughter - How beautiful she has become, they grow up so fast.
Awesome picture!

Becky said...

When Sarah is 50+ she will still remember dancing on the beach with daddy........I do. Becky

PAPPY'S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH said...

JUST LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THESE PICTURES. I TOO, HAD A SMILE ON MY FACE WHEN I READ THIS POST. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP SARAH HAS WITH BOTH OF HER PARENTS. WHAT SWEET MEMORIES SHE WILL HAVE. OUR FAMILY VACATIONS IN THE OUTER BANKS EVERY YEAR, EXCEPT THIS YEAR WHEN "IRENE" VISITED. ON ONE OF OUR THERE WE PLAN TO VISIT YOUR CHURCH. WE WILL LOVE TO WORSHIP WITH YOU ALL.

jenny said...

Sarah is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sarah is stunning!

TiffanyH said...

Beautiful photos!!! Can't believe how mature and grown up Sarah is now!! Love the goofiness as well... it runs in the Hawkins family too... and is just so much fun to watch!! :)

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh! That was SO. STINKIN'. CUTE! Loved the pictures and the story that went with them! Love that your husband's shirt said "Well Adjusted" as he did all that. Love the daddy-daughter dance. Loved it all! Great pics!

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Cathy said...

What cute pictures!

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