Following In My Footsteps ~ Best Shot Monday

We had thunderstorms (THUNDERSTORMS!!) on Thursday and Friday here. Now, I love me a good thunderstorm, but they are a pretty rare occurrence around here, unfortunately.

J. had an extra long weekend so we took off for a little R&R in San Diego. The rain followed down us on Friday, but it cleared up for most of Saturday and Sunday and allowed us to happily trek to the zoo and Legoland (more on those later!). And even though it was pretty cold, (Ok, ok! – So we had to wear sweaters with our flip-flops!) not really beach weather at all, we couldn’t resist the call of the ocean.

The girls are definitely following in my footsteps. The beach is my all-time favorite place to be. When I put Addie to bed tonight I asked her what her favorite part of the weekend was and she looked up sleepily and smiled when she exclaimed, “The Beach! I like the beach. We got all wet, didn’t we, Mama?”

l have hundreds of photos to get through but this is one of my favorites. It was a lovely relaxing, fun and family-filled weekend. Thanks, my sweet family!

Be sure to stop over to Tracey’s and see her beach-y photo and what is making everyone else smile this Memorial Day.

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17 Responses to “Following In My Footsteps ~ Best Shot Monday”


  1. 1 Erinne May 25, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Yay – looks like so much fun! I think I’m a California girl at heart – one day – one day – one day!!! I will live there – you watch… 😉

  2. 2 Bonnie May 26, 2008 at 1:23 am

    This is so pretty ! I love the sun shining in the top of the photo … and through the girls’ hair ! The beach is my favorite place too ! So glad I live near it !!

  3. 3 Maya May 26, 2008 at 6:07 am

    How fun! I want to feel wet sand between my toes! Jealous!

  4. 4 Kara May 26, 2008 at 6:34 am

    The color and lighting in that photo is perfect! Fantastic shot – makes me wish I was there 🙂

  5. 5 MelodyA. May 26, 2008 at 6:46 am

    I am so glad you still went! That’s an awesome photo! The kids don’t ever care about the cold. I just realized that I can click your flickr stream.

  6. 6 megan May 26, 2008 at 6:47 am

    love the light in those shots!

  7. 7 Maggie May 26, 2008 at 8:20 am

    What a beautiful shot – it has it all: the sand, the water, the sunlight, and the follow the leader of an older sibling and her younger one!

  8. 8 Christine May 26, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Oh I wish I was there! I love the beach… cold or not. Great shots. The lighting is awesome!

  9. 9 Allie May 26, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Perfect shot . . . love the light and colors (and some great subjects, too:)

  10. 10 Jaimee May 26, 2008 at 10:12 am

    So gorgeous – i love the lighting!

  11. 11 phyllis May 26, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    this one is beautiful. beach pics are the best.

  12. 12 Christina May 26, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Be still me heart! OMG Carrie, this is gorgeous. The lighting is divine, and Addie’s tiptoes and splayed fingers melt me. Looks like a glorious weekend.

  13. 13 melody is Slurping Life May 26, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    There is something I love about a walk on the beach in rolled up jeans. The light in this shot is gorgeous and the tippy toes made me smile.

  14. 14 carey May 27, 2008 at 3:24 am

    what a wonderful shot!!

  15. 15 Golightly May 27, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Carrie, what a wonderful picture! Sounds like you had an awesome time!! I so love the beach, too. Harrison spent all last summer asking to go to the beach, I’m sure it won’t be too different this summer! Come down and join us sometime!

  16. 16 Stacy May 27, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Love it – the lighting is wonderful on your cuties! I love the beach – the waves are so relaxing.


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