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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

another day in paradise

time flies when you're in the sun! 
we have just a day left of this beautiful vacation. this week has flown! it's been such a blast hanging out with jeff and evie every day, just the two of them, soaking up the sun and relaxing as a little family. the highs: disneyland, and finally getting to read more than just a couple pages of my book in one sitting. the lows: kayaking (evie screamed bloody murder from start to finish), and finding a spider in my bed (i'm still having nightmares).


evie just loves the sand. today she sat outside for almost three hours, digging holes and filling buckets and making a drip castle. she wouldn't have even cared if we weren't around. she was more content than i've ever seen her. burying her feet provokes fits of giggles, so we've been doing that as often as she'll let us. 

most mornings have been spent strolling around the island, stopping for cinnamon rolls and lattes (and a small, empty paper to-go cup for evie because she likes pretending she's having coffee with us). we pet the dogs, smell the flowers, wave to our shadows. jeff and i let evie walk as far as she can in hopes she'll tire herself out, take a good afternoon nap and let us sit on the beach, toddler-free, for a couple hours.

we're staying at jeff's family beach house, which has been in the family for generations. it's really cozy and has the most incredible view of the bay.



tonight we had pizza on the island and then went for an evening stroll, feeling a little bummed about it being our last night. tomorrow it's back to rainy portland!



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  1. Evie is seriously the cutest!! Looks like you had a great week together :)

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  2. What great photos! Your family is adorable. Glad you guys had a fun trip!

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  3. ah, isn't evie the cutest little one!?! glad that you enjoyed your time in CA!

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  4. OH, how fun! What beautiful pictures! I'm glad you all are having so much fun!!!

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  5. Oh, look at those rolls! Your pictures are gorgeous. Truly a week spent in paradise!

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  6. Beautiful photos! And sweet Evie! I love how much she loves the sand. It looks like you have thoroughly enjoyed your week in paradise!

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  7. New to your blog... Im friends with Liz and Corey and got connected through Liz's blog.

    First, Evie is adorable; what a happy baby... It's obvious her glow comes from both you and your hubs

    Second, I have a ginger, 18 month old boy; can we arrange a marriage now?!?!

    Third, look forward to adding this to my read list.

    -Marianthe
    PS: I work in RG-1 with Jenna, Melinda, & Raph... I will totally say hi next time I see you

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    1. we have so much in common! yes, please say hi next time! i'm downstairs all the time talking to melinda and raph. oh, and an arranged marriage is a great idea. got to keep the ginger population up! :)

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  8. These photos look so pretty and sunny...quite reverse from where I am in the world! Your baby is so cute :)

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  9. The fact that Evie gets her own empty paper cup and pretends to drink coffee with you two made my heart smile. Such a lovely trip for you!

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  10. I can't stop staring at these pics! Bright cheery and beautiful! Looks like some great memories and some stunning pictures... Donchya wish Holidays were forever?:)

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  11. perfect family!
    awesome post and pictures!

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  12. looks like the most perfect family vacation! glad you guys enjoyed it!! :)

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  13. Gorgeous shots, this looks and sounds like the perfect relaxing break

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  14. what a great memorial day vacation! she looks like she is meant to be a beach baby. balboa is one of my favorite places to ride a beach cruiser, for $5 an hour you can't beat the price!

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  15. I am so in love with these pictures!! She melts my heart every time! The hubs and I neeeeed to go to Balboa so badly someday! It looks perfect there!

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  16. These pictures are amazing! It looks like it was such an amazing vacation!!!

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  17. I love your blog! Balboa beach was one of my favorites. Your pictures make me miss home :-)

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