Monday, June 18, 2007

Self Portrait Challenge: Environment

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Okay, sometimes self portraits are just NOT flattering. {But I'm posting it anyway:)} As it ends up, we're making a little tradition of having Family Night at the beach when summer comes calling. One of my favorite things about where I live is that the beach is so wonderfully close. Growing up we were at the beach as often as we could get there, and my mom would pack the cooler and we'd spend the entire day on the shore. I'm not a planner aheader kind of girl, so luckily we live close enough that I can just yell, "okay, get your swimming suits on! Time to go to the beach!" and we grab our handy beach bag with water, sun screen, a blanket and towels and go until we're too hungry to go any longer. When I'm in a thinking ahead type place I'll grab cherries {the perfect beach treat} or some nice little snack so we can hold out a little longer. There is no fighting at the beach. No "don't touch me's" or "she hit me's" to speak of. This summer I'm noticing that the beach is relaxing again...no babies! What a difference a year or two makes. I actually read my book the other day at the beach--the first time in about 8 years. [insert hallelujah chorus here]

Here are some other pics without my giant noggin:

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12 comments:

Krista said...

I'm so jealie. Who are you kiddin? You always look beautiful!

Abby said...

I can always count on your blog for amazing pictures. "Is this Heaven? No, it's New England." Never stop sharing the beauty!

Georgia said...

Oh wow... where is that? I am soooooo jealous! :)

Miriam said...

You are indeed very lucky to live so close to the beach! What fun!

Lucky Candice said...

First off, you don't have a big noggin. Second, you look fantastic. I love the lighting in that photo. And your face just says, "I'm here and I'm lovin' it!"

Miss you -

LC

Kara said...

I'm so glad you posted a picture of Jake! And I'm so glad you have this gettaway so close. Happy Summer!

Jamie said...

I love all the pictures of the beach! And your yard looks beautiful. I can't wait to see it for the wedding! Maybe we can try the beach thing when we are out there!

Left-handed Trees... said...

SO-SO-SO beautiful...
Love,
D.

Colorsonmymind said...

Your sp made me grin. It is lovely that you get to pick up and run to the beach.

I love the picture of the rocks as well-so tranquil.

psumommy said...

This photograph is fabulous. You're beautiful- and I LOVE the look on your face in the photo. That aside...the color, the composition, it's a great photo!

Romina said...

Hello Brittany!

I'm so sorry I didn't write you back earlier... I must admit I've been rather lazy lately :)

It makes me so happy that you liked the necklaces, when I checked your website I knew why you chose that one ;) You do very lovely things my dear, everything's so sweet and fresh and romantic... and I could go on and on.....

BIG Thank You girl!

So lucky you are so close to the beach!!!! Enjoy this summer, I loved the pictures :)

((Hug))

Romina.

emma jo said...

Beauty beauty beauty. Your blogs just make me feel serene. Well done.