Sunday, May 29, 2011

rainbows, capri suns, and sun-kissed faces.


this weekend has been one of the laziest, most wonderfully relaxing ones ever.
but not like lazy on the couch. more like lazy on a blissful, hot beach.
our family has a tradition to hit the beach up every Memorial Day weekend.
so on Saturday, we totally hit it up.
we pulled out the swimsuits, the beach chairs, umbrellas and sunscreens and dove right into that refreshing cool Atlantic ocean water.

we swam until our arms ached.
we ate snacked on chips and ate capri suns till we couldn't have another.
we sat outside on the sand on our towels till our faces turned pink.

 then we all came home and crashed.
it was the perfect day to kick off summertime.

what are you up to this Memorial Day weekend?

on a more serious note, may we remember the lives of men and women that have served 
and those lives that were lost for the sake of our country. 
may God bless America!

much love.
[happy Memorial Day, friend!]
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36 comments:

  1. Wah! I love family photos and I haven't gone to the beach in over 2 years! CRAZY considering I live only 20 minutes ish away from one :(

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  2. looks like a fun day! and i have those same flip flops :) i love them.

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  3. Love the stripey cover up with the turquoise bathing suit! Very cute.
    nikki

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  4. Love the photos! Looks like you had a wonderful day :)

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  5. beautiful beach and beautiful people. i love beaches. nice pics. :)

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  6. i loove these pictures!! and your swimsuit. :)

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  7. You have a beautiful family!:D Loving all these fun beach photos and the mint pedi.;D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  8. looks you have so much fun... what a lovely beach wear....! keep posting!...

    i also had a weekend @ the beach!

    http://hallengesssz.blogspot.com

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  9. It's been a long time since I went on a family beach trip. You should cherish yours before you get married :) It looks like a lot of fun and a nice sunny day.

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  10. Ashley is totally writing "justin" in the sand, isn't she?? ;)

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  11. These pictures are all so amazing!!

    Monique xx

    http://misszuman.blogspot.com

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  12. Popped in to say hi! It looks wonderful!

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  13. aw i ove this, i live on capri suns! hugs friend xoxoxo

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  14. oh girl - i'm so jealous over here! ugh, i wanna go to the beach. right now!!!!

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  15. awww you and your sis are soo cute with matching striped outfits!! :) i wish i could go to the beach!!

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  16. Awww looks like a fun family beach day:):):) Its so fun that you and your sisters matched! Seriously every time my family goes somewhere together me, my sisters and my mom always end up wearing the same color!! Its kinda funny but we always make someone change:)

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  17. That sounds like a fantastic weekend and I would love to be on a beach right now. Happy Monday,sunshine
    Kisses

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  18. Oh wow, now you really made me want to go to the beach!!!!!! Love your suit!

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  19. !!!! I am so incredibly jealous! Why can't I live closer to a beach?! You and you're sister are so cute. I'm glad you had a relaxing weekend :)

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  20. Aw! looks like a fun weekend :) our Florida beaches are CRAZY this weekend.. to the residents always stay away :)

    Looks like Payton had a good time too!

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  21. I am SO jealous, I want to go to the beach!

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  22. I should be at the beach right now. Living my life as a California girl. But I am not however.I am inside my dark apartment wondering when I will feel rested enough to get into my car and do something. Maybe I will go back in my room and lay down for a nap. ha ha. I am such an old woman.

    Thank God for the men and women who have served this country and given us the many liberties we take for granted. ESPECIALLY as women!! God bless America and may he continue to bless and hold up this great nation.

    oh. And I see you showing off those great legs of yours. No one likes a bragger Illy.

    ha ha

    ♥cheche
    http://savedthrulove.blogspot.com

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  23. You're swim cover up is so cute!
    Love all the pics!
    -megan

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  24. Oooh! I am so jealous of your day at the beach! It looked like so much fun! Happy Memorial Day sista!

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  25. Where did you get your blk/white striped tank (or cover-up)? And was it a recent purchase? I am looking for something VERY similar for our beach trip next week.

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  26. Color me jealous! We didn't make it to the beach this weekend. : ( Your super fun pics are making me think we need to plan a beach outing asap!

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  27. aw i love how you are so close with your family! we also went to the beach but it was just too much work to take pix with a baby and a jumping dog :D

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  28. wow, now that's what i call a good time! :)

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  29. the kids wanted to go to the beach but didn't make it. looks like you all had a great time!

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  30. Hi friend...Can I just say how much I've missed your face? Hope you are having/had a great time with your man in GA! Ps I actually used to live there for a little bit. If you haven't go to Gladys Knight's restaurant for some chicken and waffles!

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  31. oh girl, looks sooo fun! makes me want to go back to nc! :) love your cover-up!

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  32. Ah, I thought of you this weekend cause I was jealous that you were going to the beach! I love the beach but unfortunately we're stuck in the midwest and lakes are our only option.

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  33. That beach is so gorgeous, looks like you had an amazing weekend!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  34. Great pictures! love your beach look. :)

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