Monday, August 30, 2010

end of summer beach trip.

at about 11 pm last thursday night, sam and i got an offer we couldn't refuse: join the xayasengs in seacrest for a long weekend at the beach. yes please.

my family and i used to go to seaside almost every summer, so i was so thrilled to be able to show matilda our old stomping grounds, not to mention the ocean. a lot has changed in the five years since i've been. it's a bona fide cluster of towns now with even fancier beach houses, airsteam food trailers and more surf shops than you could imagine.

rosemary beach

alys beach

we spent early mornings at the beach before naptime. matilda couldn't get over how much she love/hated the ocean. she would charge the waves and then get mad when they knocked her over. once she discovered the joy of the sand pail and shovel, her and her pal logan were happy as -wait for it- clams. lilly was happy just playing with her feet and snoozing on her towel. love these sweet babies.

we ate so much delicious food, but my favorite was the bbq from barefoot bbq. oh heavens.

seaside florida

it was so wonderful to recharge with such great friends. we were so grateful for the chance to get away together. i was once again reminded of how i need to be near the ocean and it brings me so much peace. i was so happy to share that with matilda. i couldn't help but feel the summer fading away as we drove back home.

see more pictures here.

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Caroline said...

Oh my gosh!! I love these photos and what a FUN trip!! Your family is adorable. What kind of camera do you use and what lens were you using with these photos? Sending you a hug! xo

Screen Door Prep said...

What lovely photos of such a lovely family! Thanks for sharing!

sheena said...

beeeeautiful!!! I think I need to go visit there myself...

Claire Kiefer said...

1. You look stunning--really--and what adorable dresses. All of them.
2. SKINNY MINI in that last pic.
3. Can't get over how cute the babies are. Sweeeeet lil loves.
4. BBQ is always your favorite. :)

Anonymous said...

It look so great ! Seems you had a wonderful time at the beach !
j'adore la dernière photo !

Hiking in Stilettos said...

That picture of you and Til kissing absolutely melts my heart! You both look so beautiful!

Down and Out Chic said...

it looks like a blast. i love that shot of you and matilda on the beach. so pretty, both of you!