August 27, 2013

florida::part one


last week after our daughter left for australia, we hopped on a plane, too. for those of you who really know me, you know where we went. yes, it was seaside. this was our fifteenth year in a row to visit the place where a little bit of our heart lives and as always, it was amazing.

again, those of you who know me, know that seaside is where i started taking my "jumping" photos and this one above, from this past week, is maybe my favorite. this was jump number four for this group and they more than nailed it. i can't believe how high they went, how perfect their bent knees were and that there was someone in the ocean. this is what makes me smile.


oh wait, this little guy makes me smile, too.


this visit, we rented one of seaside's honeymoon cottages. they are all teeny tiny with the perfect amount of space for two, have private jacuzzi tubs that sit outside on curtained screened-in porches {below the hammock} and sit beachfront. let me just say, this view, this location...we were completely smitten and yes, spoiled.




this mom and her two kids were so cute. i couldn't get them all off the ground at the same time, but holy cow, mom is one fantastic jumper. i think one of these just might be the photo they use for their christmas card this winter.




here's a sweet couple you'll see again a bit later as i catch up on photos. they were just a day shy of celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary when i snapped this one of them and guess what, they came for more photos a few nights later...and yes, i got them to jump, too.


i really can't explain in words just how much i love my hubby and when we're away in seaside, that love literally explodes. smiles can't be erased from our faces, hand holding never stops and a feeling of pure happiness literally spills out of us. we are blessed and so extremely grateful for what we have.
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to all the other people i took photos of, jumpers and non-jumpers, they'll be coming. 
stay tuned all of this week and next and thanks for your patience.

21 comments:

  1. Oooh I'm jealous. My post today was how much I yearn to be by the sea.

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  2. What lovely shots. The jumping ones are so exuberant and joyful!

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  3. I'm so glad you got to the sea--it looks SO peaceful there. And with your husband--that's cool how you still feel so in love after so many years together.

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  4. What a wonderful place to visit and it certainly looks like you and hubby enjoy it beyond measure...

    I love the jumping shots; they are all terrific....

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  5. You know when you are "at home" -- be it the location, or the person you are with -- in this case, both. I applaud that mother who jumped wearing a dress! Glad you had that getaway time with your sweetie! xo

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  6. I am smiling as I read this. That first jumper photo - fabulous. It's one of my favorites now.

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  7. It was great to see you, Beth! Your friends in Seaside are always happy when you're here!! Please email me our perspicasity pic when you have time. It was a fun night hanging out with co-workers and we were so glad that you stopped by!!

    Xoxo,
    Ann (agrelling@gmail.com)

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  8. So happy to hear you got away for a bit. The sand and sea always rejuvenate me. My sister was just in Florida and got some really cool jumping pictures at sunset. I think those are my new favorite pics!

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  9. you are such a fabulous photographer, and so much of that is the way you interact with people. you can just see it in their eyes (and their jumps!). ditto the birds. they love you too.

    xoxo

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  10. Oh, oh, oh .......... Always love your jumping photos. How perfect to put it on the Christmas card. Yes, I am guessing that place was the perfect place to feel pampered and loved.

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  11. The love you and your husband share is so special; it's obvious by the way you say the things you say. I love all of that hand holding and smiling. (P.S. I really, really want to bump into you and your camera on the beach one day. I could use a beautiful photo like these for my Christmas card!)

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  12. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

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  13. Looks like just the thing you needed to get used to your girl being so far! And of course it looks simply wonderful!

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  14. You got our picture as well (I am the horrified mom with the belly showing, alas). Just wanted to say that it is close to our 15th wedding anniversary and we spent our honeymoon in one of those honeymoon cottages. They are beyond wonderful, peaceful and lovely. When we came 15 years ago, they were pretty much the only thing on the beach, with the exception of one restaurant (which is now four, I think). So lovely, those cottages. So glad you got to stay in one of those... We had a great place as well, with views, but with children, no honeymoon cottage. It was so nice to see your picture.

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  15. Can I just say how much I LOVE your jumper photos!?!?! How do you do that? It mesmerizes me! I find myself just staring and staring at these pix! So great! If only my family and I could be on the beach when you were there... and you could photograph us! A girl can dream, can't she? I hope those folks you photographed know how lucky they are! Have fun!

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  16. I told you Beth, your photos are getting to look spectacular!

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  17. love love LOVE this!
    You know I do!
    You are The Queen of Jumping Shots!
    and oh how I love Seaside as well

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  18. It's hard to believe people can jump that high. Enjoyed all of the shots.

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  19. you went to the beach! YAY! (we're going soon, too :)

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  20. Love to know you are living and loving so well in your special place. Hugs to you!

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