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March 21, 2008


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Hello Miss Jenn! I'm new here, but you tell a great story. My heart is still in my mouth (which makes talking sort of difficult). I have a healthy respect for the ocean, having been kicked around by it a few times.

Thanks for the great comment you left at my site -- you made MY day! I've been meaning to come read your blog because I see you at many of the sites I visit, and you're FUNNY. And you're always welcome at Foolery, so stop by again.




OMG. My heart is beating wildly. My worst fear. When Courtney surfed, I had to take IV drugs.

What is really strange, is that I was just talking to someone This Morning about a beach incident similar to this involving his child.

You're a good mommmy, you were watching and there in a flash. I don't know how moms read books at the beach.

Mrs. G.

I am so glad this had a happy ending. Your SB is a beauty. NINE kids? Now that takes some planning.


Oh my Goodness. Did vomit come out of your mouth shortly after the sigh of relief?



Since I have seen many more great pictures of SB as the lovely young woman she has become on your blog, I already knew this story would have a happy ending, but...wow. What a terrifying and personal reminder of the power of Mother Nature! On the bright side - what a shining example of a big brother as a little sister's knight in shining armor!
And, ah yes...California beaches. I do miss them sometimes...
Just wanted to check in and wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed Easter, Jenn!

Manic Mommy

Good job, Big Red! I can feel your panic. I'm sure it's just as real as it was years ago.

HRH, my usually in-the-box thinker turned fearless on the beach last summer. Oy. Talk about *not* relaxing.

Jennifer H

Worst fear, definitely. I'm so glad it ended well.

It looks like a beautiful place to camp and enjoy the beach.


That sort of thing happens so fast - but while it's happening, everything goes into slo mo, doesn't it? And of course, it replays in your head for the next 10 years...


That sort of thing happens so fast - but while it's happening, everything goes into slo mo, doesn't it? And of course, it replays in your head for the next 10 years...


Oh how scary
Glad things turned out alright
What a good brother

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Oh my gosh...the tears...just visioning it all.
what a memory.
Thank goodness for big brother.
That story should come up at her wedding! (paybacks)

Tootsie Farklepants

Egads!!! And then you passed right out I'm sure!!


A mother's worst nightmare. Glad it had a happy ending. I always wanted a big brother!!


Holy Crap!! You probably even teared up while remembering this story. Yeah big brother!!!! :D

Mary Alice

Good brother....is he a life guard now?


THAT is scary. I often think about stuff like that when I'm with my kids at the beach, in the "what would I do?" way. Thank goodness for Big Red.

I remember a huge rogue wave washing over my Dad when we were visiting San Francisco. The most scary, helples feeling ever. And he could swim.



Yes thank goodness for Big brother.

Reluctant Blogger

I'm very behind on your blog posts. I'm sorry.

It's funny how short children's memories are actually, isn't it? Mine often seem petrified after a bad experience and it lasts all of about 2 days and they are back doing it again. Wish I were like that! One bad experience and it takes me years to regain my confidence - if I ever do!

Happy Easter! We've had snow here today - not much, but a little flurry. Spring feels far away!


Yikes, what a horrifying beach trip. Way to go, big bro! One time I got caught in a rip tide and waved frantically at my husband (who waved back merrily and then saved...the dog. Sigh.) I finally realized that swimming against the current was getting me nowhere. I love the ocean but it's a wild thing. Glad this was a long ago alls-well-that-ends-well story. Happy Easter!


Ack! I know that exact feeling.. with my 3 year old (now 17) son. It's the worst.. I'm so glad all turned out well.


Those sudden waves are crazy here in California. I can only imagine how terrifying that would have been. My heart is still pounding imagining your story. Lovely girl. Lovely pictures. So glad it ended well.

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