May 26, 2009

Because You Just Haven't Seen Enough

There was just such an overwhelming amount of comments left on my last three posts begging for more pictures, how could I refuse?

Er... okay, so not really, but I thought I would finish out my Florida trip in style.

Not that I consider a swimming suit in any way stylish. I very much dislike them actually. They make me feel exposed, self-conscious, naked.
If I wouldn't feel comfortable walking around a store in underwear, why in the world would I feel comfortable in a swim suit?
Even as a kid I would always steal one of my dad's big t-shirts out of his closet to wear it over my swim suit and swim all day like that. Until once, at the beach, a wave managed to flip the shirt over my head so when I tried to come up for air I couldn't get any with a big shirt over my face and the waves kept knocking me down so it took me a while to finally get some air. It scared me so bad. That's when I graduated to the shorts era.
I did that for years. But you want to hear something funny? Having kids has a way of changing your body. I know! It shocked me too. So after number three baby, I had to get a new swim suit.
Believe me when I say red would NOT be my first choice, but it was the only color left with the matching top and bottom in the extra long. So, red it is.

Secretly, I'm trying to turn Alayna into a beach bum.


See? I love this next picture because she's smiling! My secret plan is working! Now we'll just have to go back to the beach someday soon, just because Alayna will bat her pretty dark eyes at daddy and beg. And who could resist that?


Especially now that she has had the toes in the sand experience. She seemed to like that.


Oh ya, now there's some good looking beach babes!



Now I can't really tell, but it seems as though my nephew enjoyed myself. Maybe. Perhaps. Just a little.



Of course, Alayna got to chill on the beach in style. Oh ya.


The gang. My bro, me, nephew, bro-in-law, sis, married sis' friends.
You know, when I wear a swim suit, I tend to make the world a much brighter place. The sun shines off my skin like diamonds! Maybe I'm a vampire. (If you've read Twilight, you'd get that. If you haven't, well, just forget I said it)
Okay, so maybe its just that my skin never sees the light of day. Expect my arms. I have a pretty sweet farmer's tan.
I know, you all are SO jealous. I can sense it.
My mom and dad.
See all that light in the background? That's not the sun reflecting off the water, its the sun reflecting off my legs.

CANDID MOMENTS!
Come on, you gotta love the face my bro is making while my bro-in-law is practicing his flamingo in the back.
Imagine you were watching a movie. There's inspirational music playing while you watch my dad walk down the beach in slow motion.
Haha! Works doesn't it! Of course, when my dad saw this picture his comment was, "what a man!"
Honestly, I like this picture for one reason. My bro-on-law in the background looks like he's about ready to take a swing at the person taking the pictures. Which wasn't me luckily.

And now, I feature my father again. I suppose you would have to know him to appreciate his... creative self.
The tide was coming in fast. He said he was building a temple that would last forever!

Uh, I guess its a good thing he isn't an architect. Actaully, i h ave no idea what he was really doing.
As a side note, I laugh at this picture. Look at my arm compared to the rest of my skin. Awesome.

And when my mom told him to watch what he said or he would get struck my lighting, and he did this... of course.

And when my dad saw this picture he had to point out the "hero worship" going in in the background.
Don't worry Jackie, we know the truth.

Well, it was another fine day at the beach. And I think Alayna makes the cutest little beach bum.


6 super cool people speak:

Sara Lyn said...

I think my favorite picture is Alayna's feet dug into the sand. So darling! You're making me want to go to the beach!

Heidi said...

Yep--she is the cutest.

Mama Smith said...

I am so grateful...that FATHER CLOSED down the rain...just long enough...for us to spend some time at the BEACH!!! It really was FUN, wasn't it? LOVE THESE MEMORIES!!!! P.S. Alayna might be a beach bum...but most of us...look like beach "whales"...): TIME TO LOSE SOME of this EXTRA BLUBBER!!! (wish sometimes...pictures would 'lie' just alittle bit!!!) (smile)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Why do you think I'm still looking for a black swimsuit? The hide the flaws better.

E said...

I seriously love that swimsuit! Where did you get it...comment on teh blog or send me an email!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Oh thanks!

I got it at Gap Body last year. Their styles change every year so I don't think they have this top anymore but they have the bottoms! I got the top in a tall size so its longer.

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