Saturday, July 16, 2011

More from California - New Brighton Beach

The girls, mom and I all drove down to the Santa Cruz area to spend some time with some very dear friends (since '88) of ours. It started out just seeing our friends the Lutz family, but it turn out that most of my childhood home school friends were all in the area at the same time (can we say God's providence) so we had a little mini reunion.

The day started out on the chilly side and overcast, but that didn't stop the girls from going into the ocean.

doing a little sand fishing

We were having a bit of trouble keeping up her pants after they got wet on the legs.

Nothing better then sand and cherry juice!

Audrey made a new friend in Gillian

Audrey had such a great time she didn't want to leave. She loved the water.

The five of us girlhood friends (plus of few of the kids). What a great time we had seeing all our children playing together and enjoying our fellowship together.

Here are all of our children. Quite a bunch. What a blessing from the Lord.

The the girls and I spent the night with Erin and her family.

The kids had a lot of fun dressing up.

we had princess', pioneers,


and soldiers


I love their playhouse and so did the girls! Isn't it adorable?

Erin and her youngest Kendall

We had such a great time together. Looking forward to the next time we see them!


Stef said...

It was SO fun seeing all of you and meeting your kids IN person!

Krista said...

It was great seeing you and meeting your girls! And I love the dress up pictures. :)

Erin said...

How did I miss this post before? Great to see the photos! The dress up photos are hilarious!!