Weeks ago, we spent a lovely foggy (yet warmish) December afternoon out at the beach with family to celebrate our Nephew Ryland’s 15th birthday. With all the holiday business though, it’s taken me forever to get around to posting these pics.
As far as outfits go, it doesn‘t get much simpler than this. The jeans were an old GAP purchase that have been with me for years. Paired with my trusty black floppy hat from Milla and this newly thrifted little knit top, I was feelin’ all Jane Birkin goes to the beach. I also really love wearing the wonderful carved feather necklace from Nicole (a Flaming Hag Folkwear original!) with this top.
While the above pics may have a bit of a moody/dramatic vibe, rest assured, it’s all smoke and mirrors (or rather fog and sand), our day was totally light-hearted, care-free, and much fun!
The birthday boy and his cousin Jonathan during some skim boarding action.
Hmm, I guess this makes me the crazy aunt who drinks beer and takes pictures of herself. Ah well... but look how pretty the necklace is!
There was digging.
Seriously, this family does not mess around when it comes to digging.
There was weenie roasting followed up by s'mores. Poor Lucas... it wasn't until we got home and quite by accident that he realized the handle on this multi-dog roasting contraption was retractable all along and extended to twice the size! He kept burning his fingers trying to cook these things.
Luckily, he was able to redeem himself by dominating during a heated game of sand soccer. I realized early on that my skills were better put to use documenting the game rather than actually playing.
That's my brother-in-law Sam (father of the birthday boy) waving at the camera. As we were cleaning up to leave he announced: "I can't wait to read Missa's blog and find out how our day went." Haha, every family needs a smartass. We're lucky enough to have two, Lucas being Sam's smartass partner in crime.
So there you have it Sam. I'd say we had a pretty good day. Sorry you had to wait so long to find out ;)
Well, I suppose this is Thrift Candy signing off for 2010. We'll be welcoming 2011 tonight with friends at Joey's annual New Year's Eve Bash. Fun, fun, fun! The best part is that it's right around the corner, so no driving required, woohoo.
Happy New Year, my friends! Here's to a safe and joyous one :)