Sunday, March 20, 2011

a day by the sea...

"When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

We have had a long last few months. A death in the family. The holidays. A lot of work... Matt working 6 days a week, and me working my mommy job and my 'real job' (my mommy job, in my opinion is my real job, just so you know)! So, I told everyone we needed a family day! It has been raining cats and dogs for months upon months I swear... so when the weather guy said there would be a sunny day today, I didn't hesitate, I knew exactly how we should spend it. A day at the beach... Ahhhh, yes. A day to play, relax, and take Lola for her first outing to the beach! Unfortunately, the weather guy was wrong, there was little sun, and yet plenty of the wet stuff. Oh, well. When handed a lemon, what can you do? Squeeze it and make some glorious lemonade! So, that's what we did.

Took the lovely scenic drive to the coast.
Ate fish and chips at our favorite little spot.
Did a bit of shopping and a bit of ice cream eating.
Then, it was time for the beach.
We played.
We laughed.
Lola ran, and ran, and ran.
Matt got to play with his new doggy as he has been dying to since we adopted her at the end of January.
The girls played in the water as if it was the sunniest, warmest, Oregon coast day.
I sat in my chair, bundled in layers, and a wool blanket, and had a ball taking pictures of the whole thing!

Lola Bug

Lola traveled like a champ on her first big car ride.
She was in heaven once she was let off her leash to run, chase, and dig.

a guy, the beach, and his dog.

This guy here... he was happy.
Seeing him happy, makes me happy.
He needed a day to be at peace, be with those he loves the most, and the place he loves the most!

being silly on the beach

A beach day was the perfect way to kick off their Spring Break. Especially since there really isn't a whole lot that we have planned to do.
I swear give these girls a beach and they could be happy all day long!
Seeing them happy, makes me happy!
They needed a day to play, to be with both of their parents, and have our undivided attention!


I love when I can catch really sweet sisterly moments between these two.
They don't happen all the time, but oh when they do, it makes my heart swell.
Meritt fell hiney first into the water. She was soaked up to her chest. Her sister calmly walked her all the way up the beach to mom and dad to kiss her tears away, and get her to some dry clothes! It was very sweet.

We got dry.
Bundled into the car.
Took the scenic drive back through the mountains, and home.
Ate dinner at one of our favorite spots.
Came home and cuddled and read.
It was a perfect day, with my three perfect loves, and my sweet Lola Bug Girl!

Linking up with Blessed Little Nest for Life Made Lovely Monday's!


katie said...

Love days that come together like this. All of your photographs are beautiful.

krissilugbill said...

found your blog through faith blogs. happy to have found it. Love the quote you have at the top of this post! looks like such a wonderful day at the sea :) Hope the rain slows up for you soon so you are able to have more days like these!

Amber Branconier said...

what a lovely day!
love your pictures.

april@gingerbread girl said...

what an amazing day? Those pictures of the girls holding hands are magical!! LOves


Laurie J said...

those are great pics to match a day that sounds equally amazing! makes me wish I lived near the sea......any sea.....

Gina said...

how wonderful! when we lived in the valley heading to the oregon coast was one of our favorite day trips! I mess that-looks like a wonderful day!

Shana said...

It sounds like a perfect day to me...rain and all!

Tamara said...

family the in tow...truly lovely! :)

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

that sounds perfectly perfect!

Myya said...

Good for you for not changing your plans, it looks like it was the perfect choice! Boy oh boy am I looking forward to something other then rain though... :)

Anonymous said...

how beautiful! lovely photo's and your little girls are gorgeous!