Friday, July 24, 2009

Beautiful Beach Day

We finally went to the beach at Santa Cruz last Saturday. It was 105 degrees here in the valley and a wonderful 85 at the beach. We played in the surf, the kids built a sandcastle using only a gatorade bottle and we laid on the sand.

Later we walked up the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, smelling the pizza, corndogs, and candy. We pitched dimes and Daughter's BF pitched baseballs. We ate pizza at a sidewalk cafe then walked back to the car. It was a great day overall. I had been looking forward to going to the beach since April. I had to wait til everyone was home.

And now that Summer School is over I have two whole weeks of summer vacation until school starts up again.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dreaming of a Beach Day

This week Daughter and I had a big disappointment. We were both in tears for a while.

Then I was visiting one of my favorite blogs, Cindy's My Romantic Home. She had just posted pics of a Seashell Wreath she had made. And posted the instructions from last year. So I closed the computer and we drove over to Dollar Tree and bought all the things we needed. Daughter and I sat down and each glued ribbon and shells onto foam wreath shapes. In a few hours we each had a beautiful personal wreath.

It took our minds off the disappointment for a few hours. But it's still there. Oh, well. Life will sort itself out soon.