52 | 2012 - Sunset

We have some amazing sunsets here in the desert when it's monsoon season.  This isn't actually a sunset shot but rather what the sunset reflected onto the storm clouds.  It was quite surreal.  I took this shot through my car window on our way home from Mesquite a few days ago.

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Beach House | A.K.A Heaven

Ridiculously long post ahead!

For Memorial day this year we had made a plan to drive down to California to do some shopping to get some furniture for our new house (we've moved in case you didn't know!!) since we sold everything we owned when we moved out to Logandale.  When I mentioned our plans to Shannon (my sister in law) she asked if they could tag along.  As we looked at planning our trip she suggested we look into staying in a beach house if we could do it cheaply.  Well she found a real gem in the quaint town of San Clemente.  I wish I had spent more time taking photos of the house.  It really was amazing, from the gorgeous landscaping to the waterfall hot tub in the back. 

We pretty much just hung at the beach because it was a 2 minute walk from the house.  The house was fully stocked from chairs to sand toys, all the way down to beach towels.  The first day was just lovely and warm.  Everybody got totally sunburned.  That tricky beach keeps you cool with the breeze so you don't realize that you are getting burned!  

The next morning Terry and I took our beach cruisers down to the pier and had some hot chocolate.  It was just delightful.  I am really wanting to go back.  (especially after the day i had today!)

Samantha had been with the school orchestra at Disneyland until the second evening so we drove up and picked her up.  We spent yet another day at the beach,  It was a bit cooler, plus we were all burned up so we tried to cover up more!!

We cooked all our own meals, including our famous shish-kabobs.  They were so perfect, especially considering the cook was so awesome!! 

THe rest of our time was just spent hanging around the house...ahhhh, i really want to go back and this is making me sad to remember!

The last night we were there we took the kids down to the pier for a hot chocolate.  Check out that motley crew!

I has some fun playing with the light! 

Maybe someday we can go back to that sweet little corner of the beach in quaint San Clemente!



I am so ridiculously behind on blogging so now that the kidlets are back in school I plan to get caught up!  So jump on board while we take a trip down memory lane!  

Remember way back in May when we had that solar eclipse?  Well we didn't manage to get any of those special glasses but thanks to the super dark window tinting on my car we just parked the car so we could watch through the back and side windows.  It was pretty awesome and I did manage to get a few shots though they are not the best. Times like this make me wish i had a really nice zoom lens! Maybe someday!

The light was so strange during the eclipse but i had some fun with it in my favorite red shoes!! 

It was a fun evening with the kids and the rest of the family too, we all stood outside taking turns with the binoculars, even Grandma and Grandpa Barney!  



52 | 2012 - Shadows

Me and my not so little anymore girl! 
P.S. I miss Oregon!


52 | 2012 - Water

That iPhone case I bought....worth every penny!