Wednesday, March 24, 2010

the beach house

In honor of Grandma Barb's 70th birthday the entire family spent 5 days in good old hometown San Diego. We rented a beach house right on the Mission Beach boardwalk.

Days and nights were spent soaking in the perfect weather, building sandcastles, collecting sand dollars, biking, boarding, not caring what time it was, wine tasting, BBQing, bean bag tossing (Kevin's handmade game), being barefoot, and getting sunburned. Swimsuits were on by 7am, and in some cases- ahem... Kevin- never came off. It was also a celebration of a few other March birthdays, including my mom's and Camden's. We're ready to go back this weekend!

The view.

The boardwalk.

The cool skater dad.

Belmont Park.

A long walk.


The party animals.

The birthday girl.

Chasing the waves.



Drama queen.

Posted this one just for Hannah.

The single sister and her super nerdy brothers-in-law.


Haven's Mom said...

How fun! Our family is doing the same thing in Myrtle Beach this summer.

PS- You're the cutest pregnant girl ever! =)

Trish said...

oh my goodness! sounds like a blast! i really want to go on a trip to a warm place and lay around with not a whole lot to do :) glad you could get away!!!

1 Funky Woman said...

Looks like you all had a ton of fun! So jealous of that weather! Ours is cold and gloomy!

{Amy} said...

Oh wow...looks heavenly! I wish I was at the beach right now I bet your grandma loved this celebration, such a wonderful time with family. And that is one super-cute belly!

Aurora said...

Ahhhh, looks fantastic! I'll be in San Diego in 2 weeks to visit family & I can't wait!!

Heather at All A Flutter said...

what a fun vacation with the whole family!! mission is such a fun beach to spend time at this time of year. i want to go there right now.

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Awww the memories of the boardwalk. Love the pics. After my freshman year at college, a big group of guys and girls rented a house on the boardwalk and stayed for the weekend- it was so much fun. (even though my fam is in Encinitas, everyone wanted to stay on the boardwalk)

Nicole M said...

oh what a great time!! thanks for sharing that with us. You had perfect weather too. how fun!!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

What a fun trip! I love Mission Beach! So glad you had a fun & relaxing time with your family!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

loooooove the picture of Camden up in the air!!

so glad you guys had fun!

Tegan and Tage said...

Love your mom on her cruiser. :) Looks like so much fun! Um, can we have your shower there??? :)

Laura said...

the cringe picture was worth the fear! beautiful!

meg duerksen said...

love these pictures! so cool.
the cheer pose is classic!

Barbra said...

HI, Heather.
I know this post was from way back in March, but I had to go check out my Aunt Barbara's Birthday! Love the photos!
Your mom told me about your blog when she was in IL a few weeks ago.
I am John's cousin Barbra! Barbara is my dad's sister, and I am named after her!
I love your blog!