Spontaneous Sunset

One evening during midweek madness, the beach was calling me. It had been a long time since I had seen the ocean. Instead of turning east to go back home after all the boys’ activities, I turned west and headed straight to the shore. Sometimes you need to soak in…

Clobsters

May 13, 2019 in Beach, Friends, Newport - No Comments

We met my friend Kristen and her family at Newport Beach over President’s Day weekend. Crew and Finn put claw shovels on their hands and crawled around on their hands and knees all day. They called themselves “clobsters,” which I guess is a combination of a crab and a lobster….

Black Friday

April 12, 2019 in Beach, Swimming, Tanner Family - No Comments

I didn’t do an ounce of Christmas shopping, but I sure liked this Black Friday. Every time I glanced at the sky, even after the sunset, it kept getting more and more colorful. We’ve had lots of good beach days but I think this one will always stand out above…

Newport

Newport Beach is our go to whenever we have company in town. My parents couldn’t think of any place they’d rather be than Southern California for my dad’s 60th birthday, so we spent a gorgeous Saturday at the end of September biking on the boardwalk, taking the ferry over to…

Celebrating Finn

March 5, 2019 in Beach, Birthdays, Finn, Friends - No Comments

For Finn’s third birthday, we had an impromptu pool party. I texted some friends the night before, made a cake, headed to the pool and voilà: instant party. We were in the throes of unpacking boxes and an afternoon at the pool was all I could throw together. Finn loved…

Pier Blooper

February 27, 2019 in Beach, Michigan, Vacations, Videos - No Comments

Getting four boys to cooperate simultaneously is not an easy task. I mostly capture candids for everyone’s sake, but occasionally I ask the boys to all line up and participate. I should know better than to have expectations, because there’s always at least one child that is less than cooperative….

Extraordinary Waves

February 18, 2019 in Beach, Michigan, Swimming, Vacations - No Comments

We’ve seen countless sunsets over the years at Lake Michigan, but we’ve never seen accompanying waves like we did one particular night. The wind was whipping over the water, creating ocean-like peaks. We were out for dinner with extended family and when we saw what the waves looked like on…

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