Saturday, July 24, 2010

The sound of the waves whilst lying in bed...

is as amazing as you might imagine!

I'm just going to get it out now because I know you're gonna ask...

Yes it was cold as can be at the beach in July! How dare it!

but we managed. { huddle. huddle. shiver. shiver. }

this is My little sister and her cute little family.

Dad and mom. They look cold don't they?

Kassidy took over the camera from time to time.... She wants to be a photographer to someday... something about pet grooming/portraits... yeah ok I may have put it in her head but she wants to be a vet and she loves animals, you see how that could be bad for her? animals dying all over the place!?..?!! (possible slight exaggeration) Fluff and style... that more like it right? and what better time to get a pet portrait than when your beloved fido has just had a spa day!!

ok so i am fairly certain you were just dying for a close up. 0% chance I'm gonna let you down!

Tantalizing eh? She's has in interesting "eye". Don't worry i spared you the fish with its bum ripped off.

you're welcome ;-)

I can't help but notice how my dear loved ones pretend I'm just some random crazy fool. Pay her no attention and maybe she'll go away :)

haha... NEVER!!

That is what the shakes at Ruby's will do to you. Makes you all giddy and whatnot!! One shake = enough for two. keep that in mind when you go.

We found a field of yummy u-pick strawberries. I think the kiddos really liked filling the buckets.

My sweet little nieces... Paige and Kallie. She's looking eager!!

I guess this is what Lennon meant by strawberry fields forever. I had never seen a strawberry field before! We don't have these an Arizona. Saguaros though... yep. Got those!!!

this beach house my dad rented was BEAUTIFUL! It was the BMW of beach houses for sure! Chad and I stayed in the pearl room. Seriously we were so spoiled!

Lucy and Savannah playing out on the lower balcony.

Skies so gray...

Some of us were brave enough to play in the water.

actually pretty much everyone but me :)

and the squirrels... they hid in the rocks.

Kassidy is a polar bear I've decided.

Chad is dedicated to learning to surf. I saw him get sorta up-ish... a couple times. Next time though, that's when it's gonna happen for sure. oh btw... next time is in about a week. Some super cool friends invited us to spend a few days with them in Newport beach!!!!! *squeals with excitement* Yeah we're party animals haha!!

Pray for sunshine in CA!!

My Rad Dad.

The Boys.

The girls. ( Surely you see why Lucy is so divine to photograph don't you?! )

Does your dad do this? haha. my rad dad again!!

I know you want to smooch those squishy little cheeks! This is my darling niece Mia. She likes me alot.

Lori taking charge of the sand castle building!! Looks like it coming along nicely. Not as nice as these peoples though. (It's not our fault, we didn't know you could hire professional sand castle builders to teach you how to build the kind of sand castles that make it onto the pages of magazines. P.S. - I follow Nicole's blog faithfully. She rocks photography and shes funny. Thats all the reasons I need :)

We briefly met up with some friends that were there coincidently! Kassidy and Olivia had fun prancing on the beach together.

This is one of my favorite shot from our fabulous week. It's one of those "I took this while walking it shoulda been trash but alas it's dear to my heart" photos. Crazy how those ones happen sometimes.

Thank you Mom and Dad for taking us on such an awesome memorable vacation!

I know that I am so super late posting this but I seem to have developed a case of carpal tunnel... ouch! Makes it just a little miserable to edit photos like that!

Anybody know what to do about carpal tunnel??