Another summer in the books. With so much running about, playdates, trips, small-child-rearing, and plain work, our sweet summer days slipped away much too fast. I so easily get caught up and worn out by all of the day-to-day to-dos, that pausing to piece together these photos and words is feeling both refreshing and rusty.
In late July, we took a really lovely family trip to Northern California to visit family and friends and attend a wedding. During our 8 sweet days there, we also took a mini-trip within a trip with just the 5 of us. We stayed at the sweetest little beach cottage, picnicked daily, rented beach cruiser bikes, hunted for gourmet ice cream cones, splashed in the ocean, flew kites, and collected more than our fair share of sand. There is something about the sweet salt air and rocky Pacific coast that tugs at my spirit more than any other place. It has become part of my fabric after honeymooning here and later living here for a few short years. I so love this place and it brings me such joy each time we’ve returned to play at the beach and dip another babe’s toes in the ocean waves.