Friday, June 18, 2010

Sunshine Memories

When I was growing up I always looked forward to the summer, who doesn't? I remember my summers always being jam packed with all sorts of trips to Sea World, Disneyland,Raging Waters, Laughlin, San Diego and the list goes on and on. You know what's funny? Out of all the amazing things we did and the amazing places we went, the place that I loved going to the most was simple- the beach.We would make a trip to the beach at least once a week and it never got old. We always had the same "beach routine"-my brother and I would gather all of our sand toys, boogie boards, towels, always making sure they made it into the car the night before, so we wouldn't have to worry about it in the morning. The morning-of always consisted of my Dad filling the red cooler with ice and drinks and my Mom making the BEST sandwiches in the world(they are seriously amazing). Before we left we always had to put our sunblock on so we wouldn't "forget" once we got there. We would spend the entire day at the beach and somehow it still wasn't enough, we always wanted to stay longer because we loved it that much!

Now that I'm the MOM, I find myself wanting to create all of the special memories for Julianna, that my parents so generously gave to my brother and I. So this past Tuesday, Jules went on her FIRST summer beach trip! She did so well. We brought her Bumbo and some toys, so she wouldn't get bored. We dipped our feet in the water, felt the sand on our toes and the 3 of us even manged to take a little snooze! We had such an amazing day! The hubby and I even talked about making this a weekly outing for the summer( I hope so, considering we only live about 30 minutes away!)



  1. Oh my goodness! How adorable is her bikini?!

    Y'all are so cute! Love beach days with the family!

  2. Hey Ashley! I love these pictures! We just got back from the beach! We love the beach! That bathing suit is so cute! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen