The Beach

We did it. We packed a picnic lunch and the cars and headed to the beach. Our Ca kids, grandkids including our 2 week old granddaughter and my Mom. It was overcast, and sweatshirt cool for the August. We were hoping for a sunny day in the 70's but the kids tickled their toes in the ocean, listened to the surf crash and watched the seagulls. We ate our picnic lunch around a fire pit and let the kids slide down the sand dunes. Yes I even did that once while my hubs filmed me looking a bit like a kid. Alexa at 2 1/2 said over and over again " I wuv the beach"

The baby never knew she was at our special place. She was all cozy in her snuggly all day.

My sons and I grew up in Southern CA. We spent many days at the beach and hold some of our best memories. We also lived on the coast of Oregon and CA for 8 years in the 80's. My whole family has always had a special place in our hearts for the sound of the waves, the feel of the sand and the power of the ocean. Our other 3 grandchildren live on the Oregon Coast. So you could say " I wuv the beach too"!!

You can find lots of ocean beach inspired jewelry in my shop. I will always enjoy designing beach jewelry so if it is a love of yours keep me in mind.


  1. You are so lucky to live near the beach!! About a year ago, we went to Disneyland and took the kids for a day at Newport Beach. They still talk about it and beg to go back. It is on our list to rent a beach house next year for a week and take the kids for a nice, lazy vacation! I can't wait! :)

  2. You have a lovely family!!!!!!! So nice to get away from the work desk now and again!

  3. Kristi, I grew up an hour from Newport and all the S CA beaches. Many memories there. Kristin yes it is nice to get away. I was disappointed in the overcast weather. I love it when the sun and clouds and blue green water. Take what you can. It is still 2 hours from here so yes we are not in the middle of the country but these days with gas and working everyday it is harder and harder to get too.