5/10/07

Weekend at the beach












A few pics of why things have been quiet 'round here. You wouldn't be online either!
We went to Carmel for an extended weekend to visit with my grandparents. They came out for my brother's graduation and rented a house right on the water. I could've stayed forever!
Sebastian loved the water, despite its potential to freeze his little 'hmm-hmms' off. I have fabulous memories of staying in Monterey and visiting Carmel from my childhood. The central coast is rugged and beautiful. We used to climb down the rocks at low tide and stick our fingers into the sea anemones. It was a little treasure hunt every time.
I had brought my computer thinking I'd get a little blogging done but our internect connection was an inconsistent dial up. No thanks. I had grilled eggplant sandwiches twice but neither were as good as the first I had in Seattle. It won me over. I normally don't get excited about food but I will always try an eggplant sandwich. I also had a Lime Ricky. Yum! We drove home with enough time to get ready for the next day's responsibilities until we got stuck for two hours in the Pacheco Pass. There are worse places to get stuck. So, this week is finishing up some major fun projects and trying to get enough sleep to not look like a worn out mom.
I've been watching Shear Genius lately. I cut hair in high school and college for friends. I ran a little under the table gig because non of us could afford a stylist. I only cut one head of hair that turned out terribly. It was before I knew how to layer. Oh, the poor girl. I think Amber Skolnick's stylist is on this show. He's pretty good. Amber, tell him he's my favorite!

Thanks for the great response to the kit. Emma and I have both learned from our first months production and are excited for the possibility of less stress next month. She's got the fun job of packing all of the kits and managing the expenses. I don't envy her. Send her a little love and leave her a comment here.

14 comments:

*~*Amber*~* said...

Rach, these pics are awesome. Beautimous flowers!!! What a weekend... sounds amazing. I could see how you would never want to leave. xoxo

Andrea said...

all so beautiful. in michigan right now it's all about the dandelions. which have potential, but aren't quite the same.

Debbi said...

those are amazing photos. I wish I could do that. Glad you had a great time. Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

cool photos rach! :) Els

*~*Jocelynne*~* said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the silhouette shot! And the shadow shot! And really, all of them! You have the brightest smile!

Charin said...

Beautiful pictures!! :) Glad you had fun! :) :) Oh...and I couldn't get your link for Emma to work? Is it to the RVA blog? :)
Charin

Cat said...

Your pictures are amazing! I used to go to Carmel almost once a month when I lived in Sacto--next time you go, Lobos Lodge right on the main street is super affordable for what you get. Also, Toot's has an amazing pear salad...Let me know if you ever need any Carmel tips!! You make me so homesick for CA:)

Nicole said...

Lovely pics - sounds like you had fun! Grilled eggplant is yummy, but it takes practice (I've eaten plenty of extra crispy and super soggy eggplant in my life!). Glad to see you back! :)

MNScrapbookmom said...

Love all that salt water taffy.. Yum... Love the photos.. :0 SUch a pretty smile.. ¥

MNScrapbookmom said...

Sorry, that was supposed to be a smiley face... :)

amberskolnick said...

looks like you had fun. carmel is amazing. the photos are SAH-WEEt. i hope tyson wins shear genius. i know he is cocky, but what can you do?

Krys said...

Look at what a wonderful family you have...have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Angela said...

STUNNING photos. My goodness!

Jodi said...

love the purple flowers!