Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A little surf and shunshine....and a rainbow!!!

Such a fun day at the beach... Then, skipped yoga and decided to walk downtown with a friend.  Looks like I made the right choice: double rainbow on the way home!!

P.S. When Monet saw the rainbow, she said with excitement, "I can't wait to tell Logan."  Hehe, she love her cousin.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Still on the Surf Train and rambling about marriage...

 Today we went to RJs aka River Jettys.  One of my least favorite surf destination...actually I've never surfed there.  Never wanted to.  Especially after a friend of mine told me he ran into a shopping cart while catching a wave in the jetty.  Looks racy and dumpy.  I prefer slow and long.  Anyway, Monet asked me to push her into some waves again and she stood up!!  It's so fun because she gets so excited.  It was a super good time with some of my favorite people and loved seeing the kids in complete bliss riding waves on their bellies, chasing each other around.
 Just finished this little beauty for a friend of mine who is getting married.  It's a beach/picnic blanket.  I am a bridesmaid in the wedding and Monet is the flower girl.  It will all be going down this Friday.  Should be fun.  And, I should be crying.  I am already getting teary eyed just thinking about it.  I think it's amazing when two people find each other and it just works.  You can tell when it's right and the universe feels good around you.  You make this commitment to love each other and I feel like because you put that out there, you get that back.  Two people that are not doing it for any reason other than that.  I don't think it makes a difference if it's a legal ceremony or one in a church or one that isn't recognized by law.  I don't believe in that.  You make a commitment to love, you get love back.  In my opinion, if you do it for other reasons, it's different...or you're too young and you don't know yourself.  My girlfriend is not the type of person whose main goal in life was to get married.  In fact, I'm sure it took her a long time to even consider it.
 This is Isaac contemplating the marry or not to marry...hhmmm.  Monet had become preoccupied with marriage around last year.  She would ask me if I thought she would get married or say she was going to "marry daddy."  I try to plant the seed of, "You don't have to get married to be successful.  Not everyone gets married."  I personally avoided it for a long time.  Around 25, I accepted the fact that that wasn't a lifestyle I really wanted.  I had Monet and that changed everything obviously.  Everything slowed down and she was my priority in life...that and survival.  It was not easy.  I dated a little, but when Robby and I started dating, it was so obvious and easy.  We had instant chemistry and I didn't freak out at the thought of being married to him.  That was a first.  I felt calm and comfortable about it.  The day we got married is a different story.  But, that's for another day.

My new favorite family picture.  I love these two so much.  They do drive me crazy, but I love them.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Summertime Surf Mama Style

Do these kids look happy or what?!  We owned that donut shop!  Ha ha, more like everyone cleared out as soon as the tiny shop was taken over by screaming, jumping children all salivating for sugar, screaming, "Donuts, Donuts, Donuts!!"

Ever since Monet turned 7 and got her ears pierced, she has been extra brave.  This is the first time ever that she has let me push her into waves.  She must have caught 25 waves and was begging for more.  Of course, we were at Blackies and the waves were perfect for this and the water was warm.   

Some of the Surf Mamas and some new faces too.  We got to Bolsa and just as I had suspected, the waves were huge...for me that is.  They were actually about head high and a little racy.  When the sun came out, under peer pressure, I paddled out and caught one super fun left that was long and speedy.  Then, I got wimpy again and paddles back in. 

Emerson, Avery, Eden, Monet, Danica and Bailey.  Danica, the oldest one, loves surfing and will paddle out on her foam board into the biggest sets.  She has no fear and stays out for hours.  She also loves yoga and had all the girls on their towels, teaching them yoga moves. 

Isaac here with his best buds, Declin and Tyler.  Cute little Colbi too.

More recap of our week...started on a quilt for my girlfriend's wedding.  Using some beautiful Hawaiian fabric and vintage floral fabric I scored from Goodwill.  Surfed super small waves at Blackies, but got to see the ripples on the bottom of the ocean because the water was so clear.  Monet got her ears pierced.  Of course, she chose the hugest looking diamonds.  Sweat bullets and balanced my mind and body in some vinyasa flow yoga.  Loving the sunshine and summertime.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

surf love

I loved reading these too.