Friday, March 13, 2015

Beach Day in Winter {SoCal Living}

Living in southern California has its perks...like going to the beach in February when half the country is buried in snow {sorry guys}.
Growing up here, I never really knew any different...warm weather and beach trips at Christmas or in any of the Winter months was pretty standard stuff. Then I married a man from Austria and lived in Switzerland, where having a sunny, hot day even in the Spring or Summer was something to be celebrated. 
Now that we're back living in SoCal {for a limited amount of time, maybe} 
we are appreciating all the warm weather days and thankful to experience them. 
Yes, there are more pictures of baby J than the other two kids because even though this wasn't his first time at the beach, it was the first time I just let him explore, eat sand and play in the water. Which for those who know me, was very difficult because I'm a bit of a clean freak.
Plus, this was an impromptu stop at the beach in Carlsbad after going to the Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland...that's why my kids are not wearing their suits and we had no towels.
But the happiness they expressed, the memories we made and the sunset alone
 more than made up for it.


Happy Friday!! 


31 comments:

  1. Aww what a fun day,at the beach, and your son is darling! I have not been in so long.

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    1. Thank you, he loved it!! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!! xx

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  2. We went to the beach last week, but it was purely a sight-seeing, wander the boardwalk type of trip, not one for going in the water, because it's still rather chilly!

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    1. Yes, the water is so cold here! But the kids don't seem to mind! I never like to go in but it sure is nice to just sit and relax! What beach did you go to?? Have a great week! xx

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  3. This looks like so much fun! It's so cool that your little ones get to experience things like that! Not gonna lie, a tad jealous it's still chilly here in Iowa!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

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    1. Oh but Iowa is so beautiful!! The water is pretty cold here too, but the sunsets are great. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice rest of the week!! xx

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  4. I live in San Diego and even though it is crazy hot I am loving it! Plus the cool nights is just perfect for me!

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    1. Yes!! The warm days and the cool nights...you really can't beat the weather! When my hubs and I were talking about moving back to CA, the weather was def our main reason for coming back!! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week! xx

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  5. Any day at the beach is awesome! That's a cute face.

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    1. Oh, thank you! He's me ham, loves to get his picture taken! And yes, even when it's cold out, the beach is pretty amazing. Thank you!! xx

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  6. Great photos. The first is my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/visiting-saint-kitts.html

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    1. Thank you, the first is one of my favs too! Have a nice day!! xx

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  7. What a fun, spontaneous day!! You have to take advantage of those kinds of adventures when you can. We're finally getting lovely, warm, sunny days here in NC! While I'm not looking forward to the hot, humid days of Summer, I'm excited for Spring! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for linking up at H54F!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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    1. It was!! I try to be more prepared but I guess that's what made it fun, the spontaneity. I'm also not looking forward to the super hot days but Spring is my fav time here. I hope the weather is wonderful in NC now! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week! xx

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  8. Beautiful Pictures and a Beautiful Day! Thank you for sharing :-)

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    1. Thank you for reading! Have a nice week!! xx

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  9. What a gorgeous day. My girls would all be tempted to collect the pebbles/rocks and make rock pets out of them.

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    1. I love pet rocks!! I will have to show my kids next time we go! You're girls sound pretty cool to me. Have a wonderful day!! Thank you!

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  10. Perfect way to spend a nice day!

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    1. It was! Thank you!! Have a great week ahead! xx

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  11. I also live by the sea... and sometimes tend to forget its there.. I always try not to!

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    1. Which beach are you near...east or west coast?? Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! xx

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  12. This looks like a lot of fun! Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!
    #BigTopBlogParty

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and yes, I will link up again with you next week! xx

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  13. I'm extremely jealous, I miss the beach and fresh seafood and you get to do it all winter. NO FAIR! Looks like the kiddos had a ball though and that's what matter most.
    #BigTopBlogParty

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    1. Thank you and yes, the beach is pretty special. You know, before I left CA I never really cared for the beach but after leaving the US and living in Switzerland, where the only beaches were those on the lakes, I grew to miss the CA, salty air of the ocean beach. Now I appreciate it more. Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome week!! xx

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  14. I love the beach anytime of year. One of my happy places!!

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    1. Me too!! It's just so peaceful there. Have a nice day!! xx

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  15. Awwww...this reminds me of my post with my daughter's first time in the beach!Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day! xx

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  16. Your little one is adorable! Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!

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