To catch that last bit of summertime, we decided to take a trip to the beach so we could have a bonfire. It was perfect, not too crowded, the sun under a hazy blanket of clouds. We were all excited because Kathy and Maya were in town from Arizona, and they wanted to roast marshmallows with us! I was happy to have them finally meet the rest of the my family. The chil'rens needed no introductions because they knew exactly who they were from their videos.
|Newport Beach under the clouds.|
|Oh hai, gurl.|
|Cyan said, the water is warm, come on in!|
|BoifromIpanemais always laughing at people wearing funny hats.|
|Handstands in the sand.|
|He's running to me.|
|Enjoying the bonfire.|
|Getting ready to roast some hot dogs.|
We hoofed it to the shore which was no easy feat because it's like, a million miles from the fire pits at Huntington Beach. In between our convo, we had to have several chubby girl breathing moments.
"I'm so glad you guys are--gasp. Puff. Wheeze....."
"I know! I just wish we could've got here soon--puff. Wheeze. Gasp..."
That was pretty much sums it up. Kathy's dream was to get in the water all the way up to her nose. She came prepared--hotel towels and all. Mike and the kids jumped right in. Come on in, the water is warm! they called to us. As we were trying to coax Kathy into the water, I heard Xixi tell her, "Come on, Mama CrayCray!" Only, in Xixi-speak, it sounded like this: Come on, mama kway kway!
|Before the screams come smiles.|
|My amiga Lizzy basking in the beauty of the Pacific.|
|Kathy and Maya holding hands. Boifromipanema and that hair.|
|Kathy, looking longingly back at the shore.|
I thought maybe she was being tortured by the icy water but as I wet my feet, then my ankles, then my calves, the knees....then a splash slapped me at the waist--I realized the water wasn't icy cold, it felt amazing! However, I drew the line at getting my $40 Cacique bra wet. Mama didn't raise no fool.
Still, the skyline, the warm breeze, the warm waves, our friends, swimming in the ocean just like we did as small children, it was really magical. We spent the rest of the evening munching on goodies and roasting s'mores.
|Sometimes friends on the interwebz become friends in real life. Yay for IRL friends.|
It was a wonderful night. I really can't wait to do it again!
Go visit Kathy at Crafty Chica dot com for glitter and drama.
Then, go watch Maya in the Moment's love songs because she is totes cute.
After all that, check out BoifromIpananema on Viddy.