Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beach Day

A Seat on the Sand




Smiles :)

We spent the day with friends at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay on President’s Day. The guys surfed, the gals hung out on the beach with the kidlets, we roasted hot dogs over the campfire for lunch, and a good time was had by all :)

A Dance on the Dunes


Foggy Skies, Salty Air, Sandy Feet

I wore the blue and white gingham print jumper that arrived in my birthday package from Milla (perfect for sandy beach adventures!) and Clover wore a sweet vintage dress thrifted by her aunt.



Despite some fog, it was a beautiful day and fun to frolic through the dunes and play barefoot in the sand for the first time in months.

That afternoon, as the fog burned off, a friend of a friend happened by and decided to join us. He went off in search of some large driftwood logs and then proceeded to erect a super cool beach hut using an actual parachute that he had in his truck. It was like a cross between a tee-pee and a circus tent.



The kids were in awesome-beach-fort-heaven!

This dedication plaque was on the wind barricade at our hang-out spot:

WORD, indeed.

:D

29 comments:

Diane said...

Precious pix! Love your outfit...
I was thinking about you as I just posted about a week's worth of thrifted clothing - tunics, cardigans and leggings, etc. Only thing I'm missing is the beach!

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

What a picture perfect day! Missa, this is like something out of Martha Stewart living!

apple wrangler said...

beautiful photos and a beautiful reminder. thank you for sharing.

Teenysparkles said...

WORD.
Looks like a lovely time was had by all.

Milla said...

This is like stills from a some wonderful movie, or a catalogue enticing me to buy simple, laid-back surfer-hippie wear. That pic of Clover and Lucas is beyond precious.

Catherine @ The Vegan Good Life said...

Greetings. I found your stunning blog recently. I so love your sense of style. Your photos are magical.

Meaghan Kelly said...

aww Missa these are gorgeous! You have such a fantastic family! And Clover looks like just about the happiest young lady in the world!

Andrea said...

The picture of you & clover is pure preciousness :) and that guy had a parachute in his trunk? that's awesome and crazy all at once, but I hope after sticking driftwood into it he plans to retire it.

beachhutman said...

Beach huts, dresses, kids, saving money, country and western music, food, style, alternative lifestyle, and all just on the first page...what's not to like, my girlfriend will love this.
I do a beach hut blog and came to you that way.Feel free to google for msbnews.co.uk and the more informal blog web.mac.com/beachhutman
My web sites are like a man's shed, yours is like a real home. Congratulations. You set the standard.

Sal said...

These fabulous photos make me LONG for the beach!

Alexa said...

How cool, a parachute tent? The beach IS beauty. Word.

Mousevox Vintage said...

looks like a great day! xo

Eyeliah said...

oh that parachute is a dream, I was all about tents and forts in my youth (still am)

jimbob said...

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a wonderful time...one thing I do miss about California are trips to the beach.
Alfie LAroo

a cat of impossible colour said...

These pictures are so gorgeous. Your blog always makes me feel so happy and peaceful!

a cat of impossible colour said...

P.S. Word.

Andrea said...

Word. Sorry, I was just dying to say that ;) You take the best pictures. You've got to love beaches and tents. I feel like staying in one now - the only one I've ever actually stayed in was in our living room as a kid - and New Zealand is such a campish place - might have to rectify this omission sometime soon!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Sounds like such a perfect day and such beautiful photos to remember it by, your little girl will have such beautiful photos of her childhood to look back on :-)

muchlove said...

aww, these pictures are just beautiful! Looks like a wonderful day.

xx

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

this looks like the perfect day! i especially love the photo of clover and her friend..it's so precious. i'm amazed at the spontaneous parachute tent! so cool!

Caroline said...

Looks/sounds perfect! I'm blown away by that parachute hut! That photo is going on my tumblr (is okay with you?). Love, love, love it!

Manja said...

That seemed to have been a perfect day and what wonderful pictures you took!

Karima said...

your photos just become more and more beautiful! what a wonderful day!

moonshinejunkyard said...

i love the mexican blankets on the tipi floor...makes it extra cozy and beachy. what a lovely day. i thought of you as we passed through santa rosa and stopped at the last record store. it was so nice to be at the ocean this past weekend, the soul needs this! WORD.

ambika said...

I know I commented on flickr already but truly--this looks like such a perfect, heavenly day. Even with the skies looking very much like typical northwest skies!

Lisa said...

Such amazing pictures. You have such an adorable family! Your outfits completely complement each other and the scenery. I'm glad Clover enjoyed the pictures of Bea and her tricycle:)

Peldyn said...

That looks like so much fun! My husband hasn't surfed in years. I miss how we used to go to the beach when we were young and I would watch him ride the waves.

anne said...

what a fun day! the tent is so cool!
i love how the coast looks up in northern california.
you and clover look amazing!

Gloriana Rojas said...

Hola! Saludos desde Costa Rica. I just tripped with your blog today. I love it. Your are amazing, my hero from now on. I suddenly feel the urge of going for a shop sprint into the neareast thrift store (we call them: Americanas or Tiendas de Ropa Americana). Any advice on the subject?
Bye.
Gloria Rojas