Beach Houses and Wishes



There is one thing my family has become very competitive about over the last few years.

Punch buggy.

We are really not about the punch, more about finding one first and yelling it out really quick.  Sometimes, there are unintentional hard punches in excitement.  There are also the unfortunate times when the knuckles catch just so, that even on a soft hit, they hurt like heck.




We seem to find a higher percentage of the glorious “punch buggies” when we are on Long Beach Island, NJ.  This past weekend, we snuck away there for a few days and found ourselves punching quite a bit.

After one particular good find, a vintage VW Bettle, my girl Peanut shared her wish.



She said when she is an old woman (I chose not to ask her to clarify what “old” meant) she wishes for some very specific things.

She wants to drive a VW Beetle.




She wants to have a beach house.

She wants to wear dresses every day.

She wants to be happily married.

And one more wish I almost forgot but she reminded me, she wants to still be wearing a bikini.




I smiled and shared with her that she pretty much just summed up all of my hopes, dreams and prayers for her.    To me, her wish sounded like confidence, love and support, a fun spirit and financial security.

Hoping it goes from her lips to God’s ears.




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8 thoughts on “Beach Houses and Wishes”


  1. That is so sweet!! My kids may be grown but I worry about them now as much as I did when they were little. We wish and pray for the very best for them and that they may find love and someone to share their life with. Your daughter has a good example in you !! Have a wonderful day.

  2. I think she’s pretty much summed up what most GROWN-UP girls want for their old age! 🙂 She’s got a great start! Oh, and in the South, we play “Slug-Bug!” LOL Same rules!!

  3. Your little Peanut has some great dreams and wishes! What a sweet girlie. This cottage is awesome. I love the beach theme in each room. It must have been a lovely vacation. Enjoy the summer!

  4. How cute!!!! Her wishes are possible….growing up I also wanted a VW “bug”. A few years back I finally got a limited edition baby blue convertible I won’t tell you my age, we will just say “middle” haha…but I love my car. It’s a happy car and makes others smile and punch/slug a lot. it’s not new with bells and whistles but I promise you ever where I go kids of all ages see my car and smile