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Friday, August 20, 2010

bare feet on the beach

I was so excited about beach week, and was happy to have an "excuse" to take some photos during our Sunday picnic at the strand this last weekend (as if I need excuses).

I happily clicked away, as did my husband (meaning I was actually in some photos - so fun), and I then proceeded to delete most of them the next day. {oops} And of course the deleted ones were the best ones. {go figure}

My week has been full of those types of blunders. {sigh}

But our beach day? That was no blunder.

It was sunny and beautiful and relaxed and... perfect.

one photo of my boy and i that i didn't manage to accidentally delete

Photos or no photos... we had a gorgeous family day out in the sunshine. That's the important thing.

Palm trees swayed in the breeze. Sand warmed our toes. Grass crawled with ants. Water sparkled. Kids splashed and laughed in the distance. Teenagers held hands. Grannies sat watching the scene - taking it all in.

future photographer: "try another f-stop, mama."

Ryan BBQ'd. Levi ate grass. (Or at least tried to.) Mama exposed her white legs to the sunshine.

We had the why-don't-we-do-this-every-Sunday conversation... yet again.


We marveled at our son, and how strong and tall and mobile he has become. He is just itching to stand on his own and walk... And we keep telling him he has to wait until after Christmas. (Walking baby on a 22-hour overseas plane trip? No thank you. Stay put son.)

He loved rolling around on the blanket and chomping on our fingers with his new teeth and helping mama take photos. {read: eating the camera}


We looked around us and remembered how beautiful life is, how blessed we are, and how gorgeous winter in the tropics is.

Summer is dreaded... but right now... August, sweet August... how we love you.

Linger on sweet winter days at the beach. Linger on.

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15 Comments:

At August 20, 2010 at 1:00 AM , Blogger Jhen.Stark said...

What a lovely Beach Day Indeed!!!! If these aren't the best pictures (since you said that you deleted some of the best), then those pictures must have been perfect, 'cause these are really good pictures! I love the one of you and Levi and where it looks like Levi is "walking"!

 
At August 20, 2010 at 1:00 AM , Blogger JIll said...

I love the pictures. It look like you guys had such a great time. It has been a few months now since we had our family trip to the beach. This makes me want to go back and look at all the pictures of our family on the beach.

 
At August 20, 2010 at 1:01 AM , Blogger Livy said...

My parents live on Vancouver Island. Sadly I didn't get to make it out there this summer. I am really disappointed that Laney isn't going to the beach during her first summer:(

You are so lucky to live near a beach! I'm sure that the summers must be pretty hot though.

 
At August 20, 2010 at 1:05 AM , Blogger Mandy said...

Yum! BBQ and the Beach. Couldn't get more perfect! You have such a beautiful family. You are definitely blessed. :-)

 
At August 20, 2010 at 2:33 AM , Blogger Alana, Author of Domestically Challenged said...

That first pic is so precious!! Def a keeper. I miss the beach...

 
At August 20, 2010 at 2:37 AM , Blogger HRH Mommy said...

OMG, Adriel!! Levi is already taking a sippy?!?! Wow, that's what I call a dude who isn't waiting with growing up!!!

Great pics and oh how I envy your winter. How many teeth does Levi have already? I am still enjoying the gummy smile. May it last just a bit longer...

HRH Mommy
http://mformommy.blogspot.com

 
At August 20, 2010 at 4:55 AM , Blogger Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

Looks like you and your family had a beautiful day. The pictures are gorgeous...enjoy your August!

 
At August 20, 2010 at 5:03 AM , Blogger Getrealmommy said...

Sounds wonderful. We have been to the beach plenty, which in the bay area means bundling up and playing in the fog. BOOO. Your deal sounds way better.

 
At August 20, 2010 at 5:13 AM , Blogger The Planet Pink said...

Alas, no beach trip for us this year. Love the pics!

 
At August 20, 2010 at 5:14 AM , Blogger Liz said...

your photos are great! and you make me long to live someplace like that! instead, i'm stuck in TN.

 
At August 20, 2010 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Hannah said...

What a great day! Sounds like so much fun, and it looks so beautiful there! Your little man is too cute!

 
At August 20, 2010 at 12:55 PM , Blogger Natalie said...

Fantastic photos!! And it looks like you had a perfect beach day!

Can I just tell you I'm so glad to know that the twins aren't the only babies that eat grass ;)

 
At August 21, 2010 at 4:33 AM , Blogger Becca said...

Y'all are so blessed to be close to the beach! It is at least a 4 hour drive for us. Thanks for linking up to Beach Week!

 
At August 21, 2010 at 9:40 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

My niece walked at nineandahalfmonths, just saying!

 
At August 22, 2010 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Cameron said...

I am so jealous that you are so close to the beach!! I don't think I've been to the beach in YEARS! I'm right smack in the middle of the US pretty much, so the closest beach is like 10 hrs away. Oh well.

Isis is really wanting to stand up right now. She hasn't quite figured out to move her feet to walk, but she likes standing! So fun!

 

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