20 August 2014

Getaway to the Ocean

I've lived in Washington State my entire life. I have so many memories of so many awesome places here. Growing up, my family and I took trips to the ocean pretty frequently, and it's amazing to be able to bring my kids to the same places, to see them experience things just as I did. It's actually kind of surreal.

Unfortunately, Philip had to stay home and go to work (boo!), but the boys and I tagged along with my Mom to Ocean Shores & Long Beach for a little coastal getaway.

We did all things beachy. Built sand castles, dug in the sand, waded in and out of the water, chased the seagulls, and flew kites. We also did some swimming in the pool at the condo and ate popcorn and watched movies. Basically it was the perfect mini-vacation!

I'm pretty sad we're home, actually. But thankful for all of the memories! Here is the highlight reel!

Ocean Shores, WA













Long Beach, WA













Until next time...

34 comments:

Jess Beer said...

I love love love the one of Bennett kissing Easton! Such a sweet moment.

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Vacation is the best! So glad you had a good time!

Kayli Schattner said...

Beautiful photos!

Amber Nicole Blog said...

Oh my goodness, it looks like you guys had such an awesome time!

Amanda Jillian B said...

Beautiful, looks like a great time. I'm dying for a beach trip.

Bria Dawkins said...

These photos are so great (both content and quality wise)! Mini-vacations can end up being some of the most memorable!

Esther Ju*Lee said...

lovely photos! wow there were deer at the beach??

lauriel said...

You seriously have the best photos of your kids!! Each day is such a glorious-looking adventure... made me smile. :)

xo,
lauriel
EyeForElegance.com

Breanna said...

You are AMAZING! Every single photo is gorgeous! I'm so jealous that your skies are so beautiful - mine are almost always blown out and overexposed no matter what settings I try! Any tips? :) It looks like you guys had a blast!

Stefany T said...

Your pictures are so fun. It looks like you had a great time!

Camille Millecam Whiting said...

You're kids just look thrilled. What an amazing trip this must have been!

Natalie@She Builds Her Home said...

It all looks so refreshing! Love that photo of the boys looking at the deer :)

Kendall Rayburn said...

Wow, these pictures are just amazing. Your boys are incredibly sweet.

Girl In Beta said...

What a fun time! I haven't been to a beach in years. That can't be good.

Alicia Brown said...

Great photos! I am in need of a vacation!!

celery and cupcakes said...

There's nothing better, being by the sea. Looks like you all had fun.

Growing Up Madison said...

Thanks for sharing your summer memories. You took some amazing photos!

Neely said...

The boys honestly look like they had the best time ever!

Jessica Doll @ Team Wiking said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like you all had a great time.

Kristen Forgione said...

What camera are you using because I'm obsessed? The splashing pic, boys kissing and doc pics are mag quality through and through! And totally authentic at that! Gorgeous and blessed family! XX!

Storybook Apothecary said...

beautiful photos! Looks like such a great day :)

Joelle Duff said...

These are just precious! It really is so great to be able to bring your children to the same places you remember from your own childhood. I have a feeling they'll cherish these memories (and pictures!) forever :) xoxo

Ayana said...

Those pics are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!I I love capturing my kids when they are playing. They will have these awesome memories captured to look at one day when they are older. Great vacation.

Thrifting Diva
www.thriftingdiva.com

Jordan Wise said...

Love your photos! They're really nice. I had fun looking through them and seeing how much the boys loved it!

Lisa Riggs said...

Your boys are so cute!! What kind of camera do your use?

Lissa Cole said...

I love the picture of your boy splashing his feet in the pool. It looks like it belongs in a magazine! I have only been in Washington for a year but haven't made it out to any of the beaches yet. I don't think it will happen this summer, but maybe next.

Rebekah Clarke said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! I can't wait until we can take the kids to the ocean, I've never seen it either so it will be quite the experience.

Rj and Jessie said...

Love these photos. Amazing!

Heather G said...

Your boys are so gorgeous! I live by Cape Cod and I just love the beach!

Deidre Miller said...

This looks like the perfect little trip! Such great photos!!

Michelle Chouinard said...

I love the ocean so much. These pics are making me need to go!

Betsy Gettis said...

great shots Mandy! i love going to the beach.....i'm scheming up a way to get one more beach day in this summer!!

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

aww, it looks like they had the best day ever!

Ashley Nicholas said...

Wow, what a beautiful family and beautiful beaches!! I love your photography!