Photos from Christian's Birthday

I promised a while ago that I would share more about what we did on Christian's actual birthday.  It seems a little late now, but here are a few pictures I snapped with Stephanie's camera.  After bowling with Jeremy and Stephanie, we ate dinner at Red Lobster {falling in love with their cheesy biscuits} and saw Inception.


Diana Beach Pictures

I brought my Diana with us when we visited the beach in July, but I've only just gotten around to getting the pictures developed.  I realized after taking the ones of Christian and I together that I had forgotten to change the focus, which is why we're so blurry and that man behind us with the plastic cup in his hand is so clear.  I'm still getting used to the whole advance roll, check shutter speed, check aperture setting, check focus procedure before I snap a picture.  The ocean was too beautiful for me not to use up half my roll trying to capture it -- the one with Christian striding into the water was my last attempt, and my favorite.  I'm looking forward to another beach trip {this time with several members of Christian's family} tomorrow!


Another Rainy Day Picture

Alice sent over this picture that she took of our beach trip on Thursday.  I love that it has some of everyone in it: Kate, Mom, Elaine {isn't she adorable?}, Lara, Laura and I are all smiling for the camera, you can see Hayden and Sara Joy swimming in the oceanic distance, and Alice, of course, is taking the picture.  It's perfect.


Rainy Day at the Beach

My mom and sisters packed up all their kids and headed to the beach for a day trip on Thursday.  We were worried when we got to Fort Fischer and the lifegaurds had just told everyone that they were closing down for at least an hour because of a storm that was passing through {okay, maybe just I was worried, and maybe a little bit frustrated}, but we drove down the coastline until we found a Public Beach Access where lifeguards wouldn't be a problem.  Aren't lifegaurds a serious hassle sometimes?  Our spot on the beach was perfect -- it had a tide pool where the girls could play out of the waves.  The weather was cloudy and a little rainy at times, but also cool and breezy and wonderful.  We all had so much fun, except Elaine, who slept the whole time we were on the beach.  The only thing more I could have asked for was not so many creepy guys walking around slowly.  And a bathroom would have been nice.