Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Beach trip

When we were young one of the only trips we took as a week at the beach with our cousins. It was so fun. For a while my sister and I have talked about how we wanted to do it with our kids and when we mentioned it to our sister in law she got the ball rolling. We have been planning this trip for a year now and it was just as fun as we thought it would be.

This is the whole gang on our last night.

As far a vacations go we really didn't do much. Most mornings we woke up and combed the beach for seashells.

One morning we got lucky and found a starfish.

I love this picture.

At night we walked along the pier.

Took in some amazing sunsets.

Let the kids play in the square.

Ate lots of ice cream.

And what could be better than a week long sleep over with your cousins?

Matching Jammies.

Our days were spent playing in the ocean.

Brianna was a fish and loved the water.

My Niece Zoe.

Atty doing his Babywatch run.

We built lots of sand castles.

Daddy and Carly in the ocean.

Brianna was such a great helper with all the little kids.

The two cutest boys on the beach.

My brother and Jack.

Sandy Feet.

I couldn't miss the chance to take some pictures of all these cute kids.

They were just too cute together.

The whole time I was on this trip I kept thinking how lucky I am to be there. This was one of those vacations that other people take, not me. I'm so glad we had the chance to do this. I have a great family. 15 years ago my family was in a bad place and I pretty much didn't even talk to my siblings. I think it is amazing to see how far we have come and how much we really enjoy each other. I can't wait for or next trip.
We did take a day to go to Disneyland and went whale watching too. I'll post pictures of those outing later in the week.


Jillo said...

This looks like such a great trip! I am so excited to hear all the details and hopefully see some more pictures.
Welcome home!

stacey said...

WOW! How fun, it looks like you had a GREAT time. I love all your pictures and whale watching, I would LOVE to do that!!!!