Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Break -- First Installment

Every year our family goes to Capistrano Beach. Since I grew up in Southern California I feel this is a pretty small favor to ask of John since I spend about 8 months of winter weather in Utah for him. My parent have a place right on the beach and it's one of our favorite annual vacations that we share with them...

The kids have the best time together when they're playing in the surf and sand...

Never too afraid of the waves... just the COLD water in April!


Garrett's favorite beach activity is playing in the sand. He is so creative that he always comes up with the best sand village with working moat, roads, tunnels, etc. He can do that for hours...


I love to watch Hailey on the beach. She is usually dancing, cheering or tumbling in the sand and has no inhibitions whatsoever. What I'd give to have that much energy and self-confidence...


Grayson enjoys laying out on the warm sand after he's gotten wet in the ocean...

He also gets the darkest tan out of all of us too...


Hailey buries Garrett in the sand EVERY YEAR! He is such a good sport. You can tell he doesn't really want to do it but she can always talk him in to it...



Monday was THE perfect beach day with three of the kids (John and Hillary didn't fly in until Tuesday night since Hillary was on a school choir trip...)










6 comments:

Shauna Rae said...

Now I want to find a beach, some water, some sun, and some WARM weather. Great photos Alicia!!! Can't wait to see more!

Courtnie said...

Man, I miss that place!

carin davis said...

What a fun trip!!!! I can't imagine it is too hard to talk John into that! I love your pictures too!

See you in a few hours!!

p.s. Hillary did a beautiful job on her talk yesterday!

Heather said...

OOOOHHHHH! The beach!!!!! Looks like a perfect get-away from cold, dreary, Bountiful!! I love the picture of Hailey running in the waves, scooping up the water!

Mrs. Organic said...

I love that diagonal shot. We stayed right on Capistrano beach last year. The dolphins swam up only a few feet away from the shore.

We're down here too (except inland). Have a great trip!

The Huntsville Dunns said...

JEALOUS! That is all my kids want to do.....play on the beach and in the water. And I just love to sit and enjoy the view. I'm glad someone was able to enjoy Spring break away from home!