way too many beach photos

hiking to a secluded beach

Erik likes to keep his hands free.

“This water is freezing!”

John is anti-water but a dedicated sandcastle builder.

Even the big boys love to dig.

And throw rocks.

OK, we’re getting cold here. Our hands and feet got numb from the frigid water.

“The waves will never destroy this castle!”

then again…

A sunnier day at La Jolla Shores

now to Mission Beach…

“I am mighty Poseidon– I control the waves and the sea!”

maybe not!

July 14, 2008
July 17, 2008



  1. Melinda

    July 16, 2008

    When we make our millions we are moving to La Jolla. My little brother lived up on the clifs there for a few years. We fell in love with the location, so fun! Your pictures are beautiful but I guess that’s easy when you have children as good looking as yours.

  2. Ken

    July 16, 2008

    Dear Michelle,
    There are NEVER too many photos of our grandchildren!
    Thank you for taking your camera and sharing your “gifts”.
    I love you!

  3. Tracy

    July 16, 2008

    Your pictures are just sweet perfection. What a fabulous vacation..thank you for sharing it!

  4. Jan Russell

    July 16, 2008

    I am SO happy your back and sharing all these beautiful pictures from your vacation! I wish I could have been there, and I wish my boys had gobs of cousins to have so much fun with – you all are WAY TOO CUTE! Actually, so are your swimsuits…love ’em!

  5. Kim

    July 16, 2008

    That looks like SO MUCH FUN! We have super cold water on the east coast too so I can relate! It’s about 59 degrees now, which is much better than the 48 degrees it was at the beginning of the summer!
    The photo of the buried boy is my favorite – love it!

  6. Kim

    July 16, 2008

    Oh and I adore your bathing suit too! Super duper cute!

  7. Jessica

    July 16, 2008

    1. Second best birthday present ever: lurkers revealing themselves to wish me a Happy Birthday.

    2. Could your family be more Pottery Barn beautiful???

  8. Christie

    July 16, 2008

    Okay, I have to know.

    How do you combat the harsh sunlight at the beach? Are you underexposing? Do you have a hood on the end? What type of lens do you use? Every time I take pics at the beach, the sun is so bright overhead that everyone looks washed out and harsh. Yours are warm and cozy. Do tell. Please.

  9. Chelle

    July 16, 2008

    Oh, how I am yearning to be back at the beach. Simply gorgeous.

    There really is no such thing as too many pictures! Yours are incredibly wonderful.

  10. Will and Joan Turley Family

    July 16, 2008

    Michelle –

    It looks like you had a wonderful vacation! Your family is so darling, and your pictures really remind me of when our six children were younger!!! Enjoy, because they grow up way too quickly!!!

    Love —

  11. Brett Nielson

    July 16, 2008

    Looks like you had a blast! It’s good to have you back in the neighborhood. Thanks for letting the kids borrow your WI games.

  12. Katherine

    October 21, 2008

    Great pictures Michelle!!!

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