Friday, July 10, 2015

Fun in the Sun! (photo heavy)

We recently returned from almost two weeks in sunny California. (Little did we know when making these plans that it'd be hot and sunny here at home the whole time we were gone!) At any rate, all 12 of gathered at the House with the Red Door in Oceanside, California.

Less than a stone's throw from the ocean, with easy access to the beach, it was a wonderful place for a family gathering.

Daniel and Max spend hours digging in the sand that was right in the back yard along with a wonderful grassy area for relaxing in the sunshine or watching the ground squirrels at play.

We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner together.

And I was banned from the kitchen. (I snuck in once to wipe off the stove.)

There was a nice coffee shop within walking distance, even for Stella!

We rode The Coaster to Old Town in San Diego.

Before lunch in Old Town, the kids found a tree to climb. It was tough work.

And Uncle Carl helped a little.

We had a fun BBQ at our nephew's house in San Marcos.

We had time to star gaze,

chat together,
and read,

AND best of all, take a family photo! (Can you guess who's not into photos?)

We also celebrated our 50th anniversary a bit early but don't have any photos of the occasion. Hopefully someone will share the ones they took.....hint, hint, hint.  It was a fabulous week, the source of lots of fun memories!


Tired Teacher said...

Congratulations on you Golden Anniversary! This weeklong trip with family was a wonderful way to celebrate the occasion.

elns said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Your family vacation looks so fun! Is that little Stella in the awesome beachwear get up and sunglasses? Too cute! seriously the photos make it look like a great time!

Caffeine Girl said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: You have the nicest family. You all get along so well and have such lovely times together. Personally, I would love to be banned from the kitchen!

Araignee said...

It looked like a wonderful time. Family vacations are the best. Congrats on the 50 years. That's just amazing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. Happy 50th! Looks like you had a great couple of weeks celebrating with the kids and grands!

Sharon Massena said...

What a wonderful time you had!. Looks like so much fun for everyone. And why not be out of the kitchen for awhile, you were on vacation and it was your turn to play with the young ones.

Marilyn K said...

Family time is the best! How lovely that you could all be together, and I love that you were banned from the kitchen. Happy Anniversary!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Congratulations!! Awesome!! And, what a way to celebrate! Beautiful family, Judy!! Here's to many more years to come. blessings ~ tanna

Janet said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! What wonderful time to be with all the family. Looks like fun.

Rian said...

Oh what a wonderful way to celebrate a milestone anniversary. Looks perfect. Many happy returns!

Nancy Kay said...

Happy Anniversary! Your pictures of your time at the beach with the family are just wonderful. Looks like a FUN time.

karen said...

happy anniversary! photo heavy but photo fun!! loved seeing your trip and all the fun you had with your family :)

Merry said...

What a fantastic post…thanks for sharing the photos. Looks like such a great family holiday. I didn't know squirrels would live so close to the ocean. Congratulations on your 50th anniversary….

Becca said...

Hi Judy! Looks like a fun time! The house on the water looks perfect, I'd love to stay right on the water like that. I bet it was soothing when you were sleeping. Love the photo of Stella in her sunglasses.