First, I am a child of God. This defines everything else about me. I am also a wife, mother, ESL tutor, drummer, would be scholar/writer and, last but often least, a housekeeper. With God's help I am working to improve myself in all of these areas, because, as every mother knows, feelings of incompetence are just part of the job.
When you vacation with an engineer, sandcastles will be taken seriously. We brought, from Missouri mind you, a hand trowel, a garden shovel, a hand rake, a grout blade and several plastic spackle spreaders. No, those are not technical terms.
The first effort was more along the lines of an ancient city, with
mighty walls around the edge to protect the peasants, and a small
central castle for nobility.
Then Lilibeth requested that we build Minas Tirith, and we decided to give it a go on an afternoon when the amount of algae floating in the water made it less desirable for swimming. So maybe it doesn't look exactly like the original...
...but we did our best. What do you think? Ours is a little less "mythical city" and a little more "wedding cake", but we were working with a difficult medium and a minimum of experience.