Monday, August 2, 2010

My Summer Beach Vacation Photos…

       David and I rented a camper trailer in Wells, Maine for the week which we shared with my sister Kristina, her hubby John, my nephew Thomas and my niece, Kate.

Here are some of my favorite photos from our time…P7260132

The “I would rather be surfing” family portrait shot…

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The 7 Year Old Happily surfing shot…

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The Momma and Dadda Love shot…

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The “I am two and I am gorgeous” shot…

P7240016“Kate’s first toenail polish”.

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Rocks painted by nephews and nieces and left around the trailer for the Rock Fairy to find !

(I named this one “Quevousfaites”, Katie’s version of “Whatcha doing ?” a common phrase of the week !”

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You know the Rock Fairy really loved this one !

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  Hot sunny summer days mean masses of humanity and umbrellas on the beach…

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We joined them and chose to enjoy it all !

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Major exception was the men in Speedos – can’t say I enjoyed them. Made me kind of ill really.  TMI visually, TMI!!!! (too much information)

Unless you are an Olympic swimmer in a competition swimming pool, Speedos should be illegal (do you hear that, 40 something men who couldn’t have pulled one off when you were 20 either!)…

Sorry for the rant…

Back to the photos…

One thing that was extra special about having a trailer near the beach was that we could visit the beach a second time in the evenings when it was cooler.

The beach at Wells, Maine also allows dogs on the beach after 6:00 pm.

Guess who was in heaven !!!     

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Miss Chica was a star, racing after that blue rubber ball in the surf !

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This was one happy, sandy, wet puppy !

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Her Momma and Dadda were pretty happy too…

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Ahhh, beach love….

Not much art being made, though…

Too busy creating life-long memories…

I did have one quiet morning where the art journal came out…

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Art journal page - “Artist in Residence” – July 2010

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Artist in Residence job description…  P7310043Quevousfaites approved…

We got home Saturday evening and spent the day yesterday brushing sand off of things, missing our little family from La Conception, and getting ready for going back to the regular schedule of life.

We did go see “Despicable Me” late in the afternoon as well. Have you seen it ?

Loved it !!!

Especially Agnes (littlest chickie with the high pony and sweet, sweet heart)…

I kind of think I am Agnes in a lot of ways…

Here is a clip of my favorite scene in the movie…”It’s So FLUFFY!!!!”

The movie made me laugh and laugh…a perfect treat to end our vacation week with.

Monday means studio time, blog time, and meditation class tonight…

All that with a sun-kissed nose and rested and happy heart…

Hope your Monday is great too, Beautiful Ones !

19 comments:

Corinne said...

We've spent some time at that particular beach, and love it :) My inlaws have a condo up the road from there!
And yes... never a good thing to see speedos...
So glad you had a wonderful time!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous post! So Alive - like you!!!
Have a wonderful day/week. I love you,
Mom

Snap said...

welcome home!

you are being published!!! YeeHaw!!!!

dosfishes said...

Fab post and who wouldn't love to be wet and sandy like Chica. I love it that Maine allows dogs on the beach after 6:00. They deserve some swim time too. Totally agree about the speedos- ugh! xox Corrine

Kelley said...

So much HAPPY here!! From freshly painted toes, to rocks for the rock fairy, to sandy everything... it's... it's... well, it's JUST SO FLUFFYYYYYY!!!

Welcome home Miss Kim!! (I have to go see that movie now :D )

Anonymous said...

So much happy, indeed! We hope to see Despicable Me soon, too. - Kikipotamus

slommler said...

What wonderful, happy photos!! Everyone looks so rested and fed!!!
Loved it!
And the speedos thing...I totally agree too!! Definitely TMI!!
Hugs
SueAnn

beth said...

i'm so glad you're home with a heartful of memories and smiles....and ummm, sand :)

and that clip....too funny !....now i have to go and see that movie !

patti said...

I can feel the holiday vibe coming off the page Kim. Beauitiful, happy pics.

In Australia we call speedo's 'budgie smugglers'(as in budgerigar) LOL :)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Ah, the age old question about speedo -vs- long short style suit. For some reason the speedo has made a comeback this summer - with longer legs though. Yes, yes TMI. Mind you, the same goes for women's suits, IMHO. That looks like one happy, wet, smelly dog! You'll be finding that sand for weeks, nay - months to come! But nothing quite like a beach vacation either.

Flor Larios Art said...

Looks like you had tons of fun! Love your banner so cute!

Dawn said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time with your family at the beach ~ some very nice photos as well! These are the days you think back on in the dead of the winter, eh?
(The stones were precious too!)

jgr said...

Great pics of your quality time at the beach, I love the painted toes!

deb did it said...

beach love is one of the BEST loves all around!

L said...

i can't stop watching the movie clip...wiping tears...it's so funny I'm gonna die! will definately see it this weekend! miss you!!xoxlinda

Paula said...

Are you sure that we're not long lost sisters? You are such a mirror of me...the love of the beach especially. Looks like you had an awesome time; I'm so pleased and happy for you.

arlene said...

Artist in Residence...that's one sweet job for the Queen! Love it!
Also...."Fluffy!!!" LOL Can't wait to see the movie. It looks like your week was sublime!

Elizabeth said...

Great photos Kim!!!!
I agree will you about beaches and speedo's and, and....
My favorite time at the beach is in the vening whent he light tis so golden and glowing and the beach is empty and you can just take int he sounds of the rolling surf- pure bliss!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Great photos Kim!!!!
I agree will you about beaches and speedo's and, and....
My favorite time at the beach is in the vening whent he light tis so golden and glowing and the beach is empty and you can just take int he sounds of the rolling surf- pure bliss!!!!