Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Beach House 2010: Beach-Walkin'

This is the first in a series of our California trip. I took about million pictures and rather than have the three readers I have read one huge post, they'll have to read several huge long posts. {Sorry, Mom.}

We've been back for a little while now... it's so strange that the vacation we've been planning and looking forward to forever is over. Oh well-- at least we can begin looking forward to next year, right? Right.

Needless to say, we had a blast. I love, love, love my Carter family. We always have a great time together. They have always made me feel like I'm "one of them" and I can't express enough how much that means to me. I never feel like an outsider and we really like each other. I'm a lucky girl.

Anyway, one of the first things we did when we got there was take a walk along the beach. I love walking on the sand and I love the ocean. There's really nothing like it.... I really don't subscribe to the theology of astrology {Except for horoscopes. Totally legit!) but in moments like these, I can really feel my Pisces water sign coming out. I love the ocean.

Jake reaching for his daddy.


I don't think I got many pictures of Dennis (Blaine's uncle), but here he is with Jen and Doug. We love that he comes to the beach party every year with us. It just wouldn't be the same without him.


It's hard to see, but that's Chris in the far left. She walked with sleeping baby Sarah.

These are my guys.

Some cool driftwood. I was happy to see this actually. I remembered it from last year and wanted to take some more pictures of it.

Rocks everywhere... Jakey was in heaven.

I really like this guy.
And my squished eyeball.

Jake loooves his Poppy.

Jake stopped to play in the sand...

...And then wrote his name. He's so advanced. :)


Shutterbug Mama said...

love the pictures. thank you for sharing

Amy said...

That doesn't look like fun at all! I'm glad I didn't go. Who wants to go to the beach and Disneyland anyways? BTW your previous grammar posts have caused me to spellcheck my comments. I'm still contemplating whether I should have used "anyway" or "anyways" up above. Here goes nothing!

Lindsey said...

Your photography skills are getting so impressive! I love the one of Jake and his "Poppy" walking towards the beach houses. That is one you'll treasure forever, I'm sure.

Jen Carter said...

Lets just go back.

Laurel said...

I'm jealous of your beach trip EVERY year. I actually looked at all those rocks on the back and just knew my Jakey would be in heaven. I love him. :) Glad you guys had fun and that you took a ridiculous amount of pictures. I love them!

Damn word verification...

LEE BIEN said...

Isn't it awesome being a Carter as well as being a Lee? I love hearing about your annual beach vacations. Honestly! They are just happy.

Scott and Megan said...

I am so thoroughly impressed with your artistic ability! Serious, Leesh, these pictures are awesome. I love the annual Carter beach house retreat...I heart Sean. Scott who? Bring on the photos, because "when I was in Italy" I took a million pictures and posted them ALL! xoxo. By the way, thanks for checking on me recently...i love your voicemails! mucho love!

Chereebee said...

WOW, how dang fun!!! I'm jealous too!! And I LOVE your new family pic, you look beautiful!!