10 March 2009

California: the ocean, old friends, baby love, and stunning sunsets.

I'm back from California, where I visited my dear friend Jen, her hubby, and little girl for a few days. I savored the glow that covered my face in the sun. I inhaled the ocean air as the weight of life slipped away for just a few moments. I rolled up my jeans and dug my melon-painted toes deeply into the sand. Life is made of moments like these.




A swing set on the beach in Newport...you know I couldn't pass that up.



Newport Beach...or Italy?



An open-air market just begging you to pick up some fresh oranges or perhaps a bouquet of orange tulips...



An ode to Jen and I, and all the growing up we've done in the last 7 years...



View from the cliffs at Palos Verdes...








Enjoying the ocean through a baby's eyes...




My sweet hosts, the Lee family...

7 comments:

500conversations said...

That baby is adorable. I love when you post pictures.. it makes me feel warm inside. :)

marisa said...

ok, this makes me excited to travel to the west coast in may!
and i love your continued obsession w/ picnik :)
i'm so glad you got to go!!

Susan said...

these pics are AMAZING!! And i love your new picnik creations!!! my favorite pic is the karate kid one. hee hee. well besides the sunsets.

Madi said...

i really need to get into Picnik...glad you enjoyed your trip to the great CA. We CAians looooove it =)

Mandy said...

This is so beautiful!!! I love your picnik'ed photos...is that still what you use? Such great words with such great photos!!!

And I totally wouldn't have let myself pass up that swingset either...

jenni said...

I think the beach suits you like the mountains suit me. :)

Regan said...

this is a beautiful post! thanks for sharing!