It’s been so long since I’ve taken my camera with me on a family outing. I am trying to get better at that! I was all about it when Rylee was tiny. I wanted to capture every moment! But in the last few months, I’ve gotten pretty bad about it. The only photos I take when we are out and about are on my phone (hello instagram)….and I’ve noticed i’ve got a decent gap going between 7 and 13 months where I don’t have many good photos documenting our family life or Rylee’s growth. I’ve got to get in the habit again of lugging that thing around again! No matter how inconvenient that sometimes is. Those photos are precious to me.
This weekend we celebrated my brother in law’s 30th birthday. We had a small get together at their home in Oceanside. They live just a few blocks from the Oceanside Pier…so we decided to head that way after. It was such a perfect night. Luckily, I brought my camera along this time. Rylee used to be really scared of the sand (a pretty big bummer for living in a beach town!) … but she is finally warming up to it! This weekend was the first time she walked around the beach without having to clutch onto my hand. She still prefers the clutch, but she is well on her way to conquering her fear! haha. Good news for the both of us. Sometimes, I forget how lucky we are to live here. The beauty of the ocean never ceases to amaze me. It has a way of bringing me back to reality and quieting all the many distractions that life can bring.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. xo.
(p.s. Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing a DIY on how I made the fringe top Rylee is wearing is these photos!) So fun and easy.