May 29, 2012

hold on tight....


the winds picked up on our second night in seaside. 
enough so that we thought maybe a storm was blowing in. for some people, that might sound horrible, but we had a really bad storm years ago while we were in seaside and it was magical. 
and the next day, the beach was a treasure trove of goodies.


 the wind blew even the shortest hair around, so we had fun with it.



and no storm showed up. just the winds.


our son has always been able to entertain himself. 
even as a small child, he could find something that would keep him occupied for hours. 
on our windy beach night, he found pieces of a mangled kite, still attached to a tiny piece of string and declared he wanted to "save it."  
he ran around with it, determined to keep in it the air. 
i ran around after him determined to get the kite pieces in focus. 
{like mother, like son}



this kid of ours cracked us up the whole trip. 
he's got a way with words and foreign accents and a laughter that comes from so deep inside, that it reaches out and grabs you when it finally reaches the surface.


this was our eating porch. 
the candles were provided for us and it was heavenly being able to enjoy our dinners there.


just one of the many reasons i love the beach....and the sand.
{no, we didn't build this}


our very own ninja warrior
{is anyone watching that show on tv?}


this was taken right before they left for dinner...the dinner that was followed by "the proposal."


most nights, after our last beach walk of the day, were followed by 
a few hours of television viewing, water to rehydrate and yawns.


this log has been swirling around on seaside's beach for months. 
sometimes it's dry and on the beach. other times the tide has taken it out a bit and it's wet.
it now has a very special meaning, as it's where the actual proposal took place.
{obviously that night, it was dry}
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thanks for saying that more beach photos are okay. 
i try to mix things up on my blog with a little bit of everything and tend to sway away from lots of personal photos of family, but this trip was so special to us and i know that many of our family members are reading along and loving being able to see everyone.
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29 comments:

  1. it sounds like a really special time with/for your family. :)

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  2. !!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations!!!! Gobsmacked!!

    So so wonderful.

    The photos are all breathtakingly gorgeous.
    Thank you.

    Again, congratulations.
    xoxo

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  3. I love seeing your beautiful self and beautiful family.... what a wonderful time you had!

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  4. I love seeing all your gorgeous beach/family photos. It feels like I'm taking a mental vacation with you all and having lots of fun.

    So, thank you!!!

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  5. I am feeling like part of your family even if of the virtual kind...so family photographs as pretty as yours are a treasure, I enjoy looking at. xo

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  6. No need to explain why you'd want to share that beautiful family. Great photos as usual and I love beach shots, the more the better.

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  7. Beth, I think I love this series of photos/story the best... when you go to Seaside, you take me with you.. because I know the place I guess it's easy for me to "go there" with you. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful time with your family. It's times like these that reaffirm for us that life is indeed good.

    PS. You and the Main Man are such a handsome couple. That oughta be your profile pic.. like.. everywhere.

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  8. Don't think I commented last time but I'm loving all the beach photos! I don't get to vacation much so it's fun to live vicariously!

    Who has the foot tat?

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  9. These captures are all about love and fun and happy times....evident in each one!

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  10. what a lovely place .. I'm sorry you didnt get the storm ... but you did get some fun and clever snaps of that kite

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  11. Thank you for taking us along with you, and for sharing such a wonderful moment in your life. What a beautiful place to become engaged!

    And yes, Ninja Warrior is DVR'd in this family. : )

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  12. What a beautiful family you have, Beth, and it looks like everyone had such a wonderful time. I am so loving all of those smiling faces, and your son sounds so much like mine. Always, always doing something, and can make me laugh like no other person.

    Sending you wishes for a most wonderful day!
    xo.

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  13. simply magical...especially that first one with your son in the background with the piece of kite! I just LOVE that one!

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  14. Your daughter looks like your clone! Y'all could be sisters, seriously. Lovely shots, especially the ones with the kite, but they're all really, really good!

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  15. What a lovely trip!
    And congrats on your happy news about the engagement!

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  16. Beth,

    I love blogs that are personal to the owner - that showcase their feelings, their lives...not the "doing what is popular" kinda blog .....so girl you keep on shooting your life and I'll be right here following along.
    xx
    z

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  17. So much to enjoy in these lovely photos. Whenever I view your "people photos" I always wonder if everyone you know is beautiful, or if you just have a knack for showcasing the beauty of everyone you photograph.

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  18. There can never be too many beach shots in my opinion, and seeing all the smiling, joyful faces brought a smile to my face, too. Thanks for sharing the fun and the sweetness!

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  19. Never too many beach photos, especially yours! And I love seeing these shots of your beautiful family.

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  20. I love beach photos! Rarely ever get to a beach, so these are such a treat.

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  21. you're all so very nice
    to look at:)
    loving the vibe
    and the vacation.
    -Jennifer

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  22. Loving it all. Love that your son entertains you and as I read it I also thought like mother, like son. Don't you just wish you could have been a little butterfly sitting on that log listening and watching "the proposal"?

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  23. Thanks for wanting to share your personal photos. I think they are fabulous and I don't think anyone could tire of this beautiful family. Your kids and their significant others are so cute. Your son is adorable.

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  24. These photos are STUNNING. And the name of your blog: marvelous. Really caught my eye. The photo of your son holding the pink kite is amazing.

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  25. wow wow wow, these photos are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can you please come on my next family vacation... Haha...
    way to capitalize on the wind storm!
    Impressive AND beautiful!

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  26. wow wow wow, these photos are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can you please come on my next family vacation... Haha...
    way to capitalize on the wind storm!
    Impressive AND beautiful!

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  27. I think you must have the most beautiful family ever! Everyone is gorgeous! And all the more so because it's clear you are having a wonderful time!

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  28. more big smiles. and those kite photos... wow!

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  29. Seaside is so delicious, yet you always make it taste better!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth